Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

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 consistently voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner consistently voted against mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Dennis Skinner generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 7 Feb 2018

    I didn’t know about that. I don’t celebrate things like that—I don’t think you should celebrate age. Anyway, there is another group of people who need help, and they are the people who work in the national health service. What they told me last week was that the best period they ever experienced was under a Labour Government when they had the money increased from...
  • NHS Winter Crisis 8 Jan 2018

    During this winter crisis, has the Minister ever stopped to think what a barmy idea it was to allow the clinical commissioning groups to close, or threaten to close, a number of community hospitals in all parts of Britain, including Bolsover and several others in Derbyshire? Will he now get to that Dispatch Box and reverse that barmy decision?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions 19 Dec 2017

    Is the Secretary of State aware that in the course of this hour there have been more questions about hospital closures than about almost anything else, covering East Yorkshire, Berwick on his own side, Warwickshire on our side, and High Peak in Derbyshire, including Bolsover and Bakewell hospitals? There is a growing suspicion that what this Secretary of State is up to is leaving those...

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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

Dennis Skinner campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Dennis Skinner’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
  • 323 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dennis Skinner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2762 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 2018.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Lois Blasenheim, as Executive Secretary.

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