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Labour MP for Bolsover
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Dennis Skinner voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Work and Pensions, Culture Media and Sport, Home Department, Deputy Prime Minister
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Council Housing Stock, Diabetes, Remploy, Strokes, Miners' Compensation
(based on written questions asked by Dennis Skinner and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“In the real world, is it not a fact that working people are faced with cuts in real wages, part-time jobs and zero-hours contracts? It is nothing short of purgatory for those who have to work for a living, and a paradise for the bankers. On Reverend Flowers, is it not a bit of a cheek for the Chancellor to talk about the subject of lining people’s nostrils, while at the same he is...”
- Fire Services (Derbyshire) (25 Nov 2013)
“I hesitate to interrupt, because my hon. Friend is making a powerful case and getting many of the statements on the record. This has echoes of the past, because for 18 dire years, when we were in opposition, Tory MPs were happy to cut Derbyshire’s money year after year. This almost has the same feel, except that this story will have a different ending, because they are dealing with the...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Urgent and Emergency Care Review (12 Nov 2013)
“This Government have been in power for three and a half years. They could have chosen to remedy some of the continuing problems in the health service, but what did they do? They decided to reorganise it from top to bottom. Is there any wonder there is a crisis this winter? Instead of closing A and Es and walk-in centres, why does the Secretary of State not walk away? It would give him more...”
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 90.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 104 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") 2707 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£12,230 (477th)||£11,323 (543rd)||£10,565 (558th)||£12,171||£14,053 (503rd)||£12,128 (535th)||£13,113 (559th)||£10,991 (542nd)|
|Office running costs||£1,541 (646th)||£1,039 (645th)||£2,839 (644th)||£2,127||£2,888 (655th)||£1,042 (658th)||£5,664 (652nd)||£9,155 (545th)|
|Staffing costs||£47,093 (640th)||£45,522 (642nd)||£46,366 (642nd)||£46,253||£46,132 (650th)||£46,723 (646th)||£42,654 (645th)||£36,719 (573rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£48 (604th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,502 (415th)1||£5,722 (418th)2||£5,669 (419th)||£5,704||£9,983 (337th)||£7,434 (423rd)||£9,355 (356th)||£8,399 (300th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£690 (152nd)||£569 (207th)||£682||£819 (213th)||£956 (169th)||£1,390 (107th)||£915 (147th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,831 (533rd)||£306 (577th)||£358 (585th)||£170||£424 (joint 545th with 2 others)||£525 (499th)||£844 (joint 409th with 1 other)||£134 (639th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,105 (552nd)||£400 (628th)||£0||£770 (603rd)||£2,312 (joint 354th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,226 (joint 285th with 1 other)||£1,125 (joint 205th with 11 others)||£599||£418 (651st)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£68,245 (643rd)||£66,933 (643rd)||£67,891 (644th)||£67,706||£75,487 (657th)||£71,120 (655th)||£73,020 (654th)||£66,313 (623rd)|