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Shannon Calls For Support To Woodland Trust

Strangford MP Jim Shannon MP has called for the General Public, schools and community groups to work alongside the Woodland Trust. He said: “The Woodland Trust have planted millions of trees across NI and in Strangford hundreds of thousands have been planted for School Projects or in tandem with farmers…

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Pigs And Poultry APPG At Westminster

Strangford MP Jim Shannon, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Eggs, Pigs and Poultry, has spoken of the success of the reception held at Westminster. He said: “The reception is the first for the All-Party Parliamentary Group since the EU Referendum. And whilst many in the egg, pig and…

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Strangford MP Jim Shannon Asks PM For Assurances Over Union

Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, has asked Prime Minister David Camerson to give his assurances of his continued commitment to the Union of the United Kingdom in wake of Brexit. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions on 29 June, Jim Shannon MP said: “May I join in the tributes paid to…

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Strangford MP Jim Shannon Calls On Government To End Scandal Of Food Waste

Jim Shannon, MP Strangford, has shown his support for Kerry McCarthy MP’s Food Waste (Reduction) Bill in the Commons which will tackle the scandal of food waste. He said: “We have committed to the UN target of halving food waste by 2030. But while consumers have already reduced their food…

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Shannon Calls Meeting With Portavogie Fishermen Over Windfarm Turbines

STRANGFORD MP Jim Shannon MP met with Arlene Foster DETI Minister along with fishing representatives to discuss the Wind Turbine Proposal by First Flight Wind in the Irish Sea. He said: “Fishermen has expressed their concerns that the windfarm development will affect the prawn fishing boats out of Portaviogie, the…

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Meeting with Fisheries Minister Brings Results for Hardship Payment Says Shannon

STRANGFORD MP Jim Shannon and Michelle McIlveen MLA met with NI Fisheries MInister Michelle O’Neill at Stormont recently to press home the need for a hardship payment for Northern Ireland fishermen. Mr Shannon said: “For  several months from September 2012 to March 2013, the fishing sector were not able to…

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