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: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping 4 Dec 2017

    I read “Erskine May” every day.
  • Online Hate Speech 30 Nov 2017

    It is pretty clear, on the basis of what we already know about this fascist President, that mere words are not enough. Action is needed. Three times the Home Secretary has been asked by Opposition Members to cancel the state visit. Action is needed now, not a slap on the wrist. Cancel the state visit.
  • Rail Update 29 Nov 2017

    Why did the Secretary of State not use this opportunity to say that there would be electrification of the whole of the midland main line, instead of it stopping somewhere in Northampton to suit commuters travelling into London? The other business is that people in my constituency have been asking him for a meeting to try to put to him an alternative to the HS2 spur that will wreck 30 houses...

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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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  • Has spoken in 46 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 82.19% 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.
  • 330 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dennis Skinner’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2760 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

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

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