Dennis Skinner

Former Labour MP for Bolsover

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Recent appearances

  • HS2 5 Sep 2019

    Unlike Derbyshire Dales, HS2 goes through many villages in the Bolsover and north-east Derbyshire area. The result is that there are a lot of people in those villages—more than 100—affected by HS2. I want to know as soon as possible just exactly what is going to happen to this £100 billion project. It goes through Derbyshire on two separate lines. Not only does it go past Sheffield; it...
  • Health and Social Care: Rural Areas: Health Service Funding 23 Jul 2019

    Will the Minister bear in mind the fact that dementia comes in many different forms? My mother had one form and she lasted a number of years, but it finally took hold. My sister, on the other hand, went within a short period of time, because she would not eat at all. My best friend at the time in the National Union of Mineworkers, Peter Heathfield, finished his life being violent, struggling...
  • Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme 10 Jun 2019

    There is one point that my hon. Friend has not mentioned at all. I worked in the pit for 20-odd years before I came to Parliament, and I must say at the outset that this is an easier job than working down a coalmine. I know a lot of people do not like me saying that, but it is a fact. There is no doubt whatsoever about that. One of the things that I learnt about the pension scheme was this. I...

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Former Labour MP for Bolsover

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • Strokes
  • Miners' Compensation
  • Diabetes
  • Remploy

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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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

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