Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

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How Dennis Skinner voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Dennis Skinner sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Child Abuse Inquiry 22 Jan 2015

    There have been a lot of casualties in this very sensitive process. Has the Home Secretary, with the great authority the Home Office holds, ever considered that she might be the problem? Has she considered the unthinkable? Has she considered resigning?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Miners Dispute (Outstanding Documents) 7 Jan 2015

    Is not the whole subject of these papers embarrassing to the Government and to the Minister? At the beginning we argued that 75 pits were to be closed, and the Thatcher Government said at the time that there were only 20. They lied continually in the House of Commons, repeating that figure, and then the Cabinet papers revealed that it was 75 after all and that the miners had been right. He is...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Business Rates 15 Dec 2014

    Now that the Minister for firefighters is on her feet, and taking into account the question about all those shops and businesses, will she agree that the firefighters have to deal with those? If there is a fire, an industrial disaster or a flood, the Government paint a lovely picture of our firefighters and the work that they do. Why does she not accept that the Government should be leaving...

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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

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

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — well 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 89.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 110 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") 2725 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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