A selection of Dennis Skinner's votes
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Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2016
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2003–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
52 votes for, 30 votes against, 9 absences, between 2006–2017
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
6 votes for, 6 votes against, 3 absences, between 1998–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, between 2010–2016
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Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker—
I raised this matter with the Prime Minister a week ago yesterday—this is a matter for you really, Mr Speaker—and did not get an answer from her. I was then fortunate enough to be called by you to raise the matter again with the Secretary of State for Justice and, once more, I did not receive a reply from the Government. What has now emerged is that you, in the Chair, are saying,...
Would we not be more reliably informed about justice if we were not hearing from a Tory Minister whose friend the Prime Minister has called a snap election on 8 June, about a fortnight before the Director of Public Prosecutions was due to adjudicate on 30 Tory MPs who are being investigated for election fraud at the last election?
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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 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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 48 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.
- 340 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2753 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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