Dennis Skinner

MP, Bolsover

Bolsover Labour

Dennis Skinner campaigned to leave the European Union

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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 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 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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Recent appearances

  • Orgreave: Public Inquiry into Policing 20 Jul 2016

    One of the things that occurred in the Hillsborough inquiry was that my right hon. Friend the Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) and other people exposed the fact that the police were writing similar things about similar incidents. It has already been explained that the South Yorkshire police did exactly the same thing at Orgreave. I went there and saw it for myself. It was one-way traffic by...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Council Services 18 Jul 2016

    How on earth can local authorities manage to run their affairs in the way they used to, when this Government have cut 157 million from Derbyshire County Council? The same has applied to Labour-controlled Bolsover in a proportionate way. This Minister has a cheek to be talking about local government being able to spend money properly when his Government have been taking its money away.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign 11 Jul 2016

    A few moments ago, the Secretary of State made a statement saying that Britain’s economy was booming—or words to that effect. [Interruption.] It was as near as dammit. If it is that good, why does he not make sure the WASPI women get the proper pensions, and not this load of crap the Government are chucking out now?

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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 63 debates in the last year — well 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 85.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 349 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dennis Skinner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2741 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

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

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