Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

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How Dennis Skinner voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Dennis Skinner sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: G20 17 Nov 2014

    Is there not something faintly comical about a British Prime Minister talking about putting more sanctions on Russia, while the same British Prime Minister is helping Russian oligarchs in Britain to bankroll the Tory party in which he is helping to make the money? It sounds to me like hypocrisy.
  • Energy and Climate Change: Framework for Energy and Climate Policies 6 Nov 2014

    On reflection, will the Energy Secretary now condemn the Thatcher decision to shut not only the pits, but the clean coal technology plant in South Yorkshire? She was so determined to smash the National Union of Mineworkers that she closed that plant as well. When he thinks about it—the late ’80s—does he condemn it? Come on, stand up!
  • Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions 6 Nov 2014

    Oil and gas companies get tax breaks to exploit narrow seams of oil; renewables get subsidies; nuclear power gets subsidies; the only industry that does not get any help is the coal industry. [Interruption.] I put it to the Minister, who is anxious to get to his feet, that we need 70 million to save three deep mine pits. If they got that kind of money, they could exhaust all their...

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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 49 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 90.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 109 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") 2721 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

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