Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

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Dennis Skinner’s voting in Parliament

Dennis Skinner is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Dennis Skinner sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Dennis Skinner’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Dennis Skinner’s full vote analysis page for more.

Dennis Skinner has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • EU Membership: Economic Benefits 15 Jun 2016

    There is no better time than this for the labour movement to be considering employment rights in the manner that my hon. Friend is now doing. There is a pit site at Shirebrook that is now owned by Mike Ashley where he employs only 200 full-time employees and 3,000 people, mainly east Europeans, on zero-hours contracts, and where a lady went to the toilets to give birth to a child on new...
  • Voter Registration 8 Jun 2016

    Without any doubt this is an emergency. We are talking about a few hours of time being made available. If, for instance, the Opposition were prepared to allocate one half of their Opposition-day debate today, would the Minister guarantee that that half-day would be given back?
  • Steel Industry 26 May 2016

    Is the Secretary of State aware that the last Tory Government to deal with a major occupational fund was the Major Government way back in 1994, when they privatised all the pits and then did a deal with the detested Union of Democratic Mineworkers in order to get the thing on the pension fund settled? The result was chaos, and the net result was even worse after that, because it meant that...

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Labour MP for Bolsover

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Home Department
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Council Housing Stock
  • Diabetes
  • Remploy
  • Strokes
  • Miners' Compensation

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1999 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1998)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Vice-Chair, Labour Party (1 Jul 1987 to 1 Jul 1988)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1979 to 1 Jul 1992)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 64 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Dennis Skinner’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 114 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.
  • 351 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dennis Skinner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2740 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Lois Blasenheim, as Executive Secretary.

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