Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

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How Dennis Skinner voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Dennis Skinner sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Council, Security and Middle East 1 Sep 2014

    Is the Prime Minister aware that his words would be much more credible if his view and reading of history were as good as all the stuff—the garbage—he trots out? Namely, 12 months ago this Prime Minister stood at that Dispatch Box and tried to get the House of Commons to join him to help and arm the ISIL guerrillas against Assad. Had it not been for the Labour party, he would have...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions 14 Jul 2014

    Now that the Secretary of State for Defence might be leaving, having cut to the bone the armed forces to the lowest figure ever, many of them to be thrown on the scrapheap, is he looking forward to trying to employ them when he is in charge of the Department for Work and Pensions, or will he enjoy sorting out universal credit?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions 8 Jul 2014

    When is this coalition going to start breaking up? It is obvious that we have only nine months left for an election. At some point, the Deputy Prime Minister will have to make some announcement from that Box to say that it is breaking up. I have an idea. There is a big march on Thursday, against pay levels, the wage freeze and everything else. Students will be on the march. The Deputy Prime...

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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 44 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 90.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 108 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") 2719 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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