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 generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, 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 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: 22 Feb 2017
Does my hon. Friend appreciate that the nearest parallel to what is happening now in this campaign for an election—
You were busy talking.
The nearest parallel is the election of 1974, when the miners were on strike and Ted Heath, the then Prime Minister, decided that the election would be on a very narrow argument about who ran the country. Most general elections are about a lot of things, but that one was about a specific thing. What happened in effect was that the Labour party finished up with the largest number of seats and...
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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 51 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 85.65% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2752 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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