Dennis Skinner

Former MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

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  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details

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Former Labour MP for Bolsover

Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 42 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 89.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 112 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.
  • 327 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2726 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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