Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

A selection of Dennis Skinner's votes

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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Dennis Skinner sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: Cross-Departmental Environmental Agenda 25 Jun 2015

    What is the Conservative Government as opposed to the coalition Government policy on carbon capture? There are three deep-mine pits left in Britain, and they are going to close within the next 12 months unless something is done on that front. The Conservatives always say that they differ from the coalition Government, so I want to test this new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments 22 Jun 2015

    What a difference a weekend makes. On Saturday, thousands of disabled people marched in protest against cuts in their benefits. The Minister comes here today, trotting out his sunshine stories, while in the real world disabled people are losing benefits left, right and centre. He can remedy that today by saying, “This Government will not cut the benefits of any disabled person...
  • Business of the House: Royal Bank of Scotland 11 Jun 2015

    Is it not just conceivable that this mad rush is being perpetrated because the Government know that, with more than 50 rebels on the Back Benches, they are likely to lose their majority sooner rather than later, and lose credibility in the process? This is coming from a Chancellor who has added more in five years to the national debt than all the Labour Chancellors put together. He has been...

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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

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 113 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") 2727 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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