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.
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 occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
An application was made to start drilling at a little place called Calow in the Bolsover area. Most of the villagers were against the application, and it was turned down by the local planning committee. It then went to the Government inspector, because Cuadrilla wanted to appeal, and the Government inspector turned it down. Now I am told that it is possible that the Government are quite...
I spent it on the picket line yesterday with the doctors.
Whatever happened to localism?
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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 49 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 89.58% 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") 2735 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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