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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 almost always 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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Dennis Skinner’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Dennis Skinner’s full vote analysis page for more.

Dennis Skinner has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Visit of President Trump: Policing 12 Jul 2018

    What on earth are the Government playing at by inviting a fascist like Trump to come to Britain and cause all the mayhem that we have heard about from Labour Members, requiring police from every part of the British Isles? Do the Government, and in particular the Prime Minister, want to hold his hand again? Is that what it is all about? They are making a rod for their own back.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 11 Jul 2018

    Is the Minister aware that his Government have already taken more than £3.5 billion out of the miners’ pension? They are like Philip Green and Maxwell put together. Stop stealing the miners’ pension!
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 5 Jul 2018

    A few weeks ago, the Secretary of State for Transport said that he would be meeting the people from Newton in Bolsover regarding HS2 and the alternative to knocking down 30 houses. Will he repeat that at the Dispatch Box, in view of the altercation that took place at the last Transport questions? We do not want another broken promise, do we?

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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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — 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 82.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 310 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dennis Skinner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2764 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

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

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