How Dennis Skinner voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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On a comprehensive strategy, there are two questions the Prime Minister has not put to himself: how long will this war last and when will mission creep start?
One business that is not growing—the Business Secretary knows that as well as me, because we met him a few weeks ago to talk about its demise—is the deep-mine coal industry. There are only three pits left now. Does he really want to preside over the demise of the last deep-mine coal pits in Britain? Two of them are in Yorkshire, and one is in Nottinghamshire. They are reaching the...
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Labour MP for Bolsover
Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Council Housing Stock
- Miners' Compensation
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- Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 90.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 108 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2719 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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