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.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
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Dennis Skinner has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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...
Isn’t the premise that the Treasury spokesman is trying to convince people of the one that the economy under this Government is doing exceptionally well? In reality, of the many people who have a job, several million are on zero-hours contracts and do not know which way to turn. A hell of a lot of people are now borrowing money on loans they cannot afford and many people are going to...
There is nothing new in an influx of east Europeans. The displaced persons system that operated immediately after the end of the second world war helped millions of people from around Europe who were without jobs and without states. I worked with many east Europeans in the pits on the basis that they were members of our union, the National Union of Mineworkers, and got paid the same money as...
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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
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Council Housing Stock
- 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 65 debates in the last year — 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 WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 88.28% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2739 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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