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Labour MP for Bolsover
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Dennis Skinner voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Work and Pensions, Culture Media and Sport, Home Department, Deputy Prime Minister
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Council Housing Stock, Diabetes, Remploy, Strokes, Miners' Compensation
(based on written questions asked by Dennis Skinner and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- GCHQ (10 Jun 2013)
“Following on from what my hon. Friend the Member for Blyth Valley (Mr Campbell) said, and the fact that GCHQ has been involved in trade union disputes for a long time, can the Foreign Secretary give me an assurance? He will not explain precisely how this interception takes place on the advice of a Minister; but surely, if the Prime Minister of the day in 1984 said that the miners and the NUM...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Bilderberg Conference (10 Jun 2013)
“I wouldn’t be seen dead with them. How come when all those media moguls, the bankers and politicians have been meeting together since 1954, not one of them was able to spot the recession coming—or maybe they caused it?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: EU Council and Woolwich (3 Jun 2013)
“Is not the Prime Minister aware that he is playing with fire when he talks about lifting the arms embargo and supplying weapons? Does he not understand history at all? The Americans a few decades ago thought they knew who the real enemy was, and they ended up arming Osama bin Laden and they paid a heavy price. What mechanism will the Prime Minister use to ensure that the weapons do not fall...”
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- Has spoken in 50 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 91.61% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 103 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") 2703 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£12,230 (477th)||£11,323 (543rd)||£10,565 (558th)||£12,171||£14,053 (503rd)||£12,128 (535th)||£13,113 (559th)||£10,991 (542nd)|
|Office running costs||£1,541 (646th)||£1,039 (645th)||£2,839 (644th)||£2,127||£2,888 (655th)||£1,042 (658th)||£5,664 (652nd)||£9,155 (545th)|
|Staffing costs||£47,093 (640th)||£45,522 (642nd)||£46,366 (642nd)||£46,253||£46,132 (650th)||£46,723 (646th)||£42,654 (645th)||£36,719 (573rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£48 (604th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,502 (415th)1||£5,722 (418th)2||£5,669 (419th)||£5,704||£9,983 (337th)||£7,434 (423rd)||£9,355 (356th)||£8,399 (300th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£690 (152nd)||£569 (207th)||£682||£819 (213th)||£956 (169th)||£1,390 (107th)||£915 (147th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,831 (533rd)||£306 (577th)||£358 (585th)||£170||£424 (joint 545th with 2 others)||£525 (499th)||£844 (joint 409th with 1 other)||£134 (639th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,105 (552nd)||£400 (628th)||£0||£770 (603rd)||£2,312 (joint 354th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,226 (joint 285th with 1 other)||£1,125 (joint 205th with 11 others)||£599||£418 (651st)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£68,245 (643rd)||£66,933 (643rd)||£67,891 (644th)||£67,706||£75,487 (657th)||£71,120 (655th)||£73,020 (654th)||£66,313 (623rd)|