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 mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Dennis Skinner almost always voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, 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 UK membership of the EU, 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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Dennis Skinner has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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...
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...
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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Labour MP for Bolsover
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Topics of interest
Dennis Skinner campaigned to leave the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Council Housing Stock
- 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 21 debates in the last year — below 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 81.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2773 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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