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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.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against introducing foundation hospitals, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner consistently voted against mass surveillance of people’s communications and activities, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against UK membership of the EU, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Dennis Skinner generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
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Dennis Skinner has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Change in local government is normally done by Bills that go through this House. The system this Government are adopting is to charge local authorities or produce cuts in local authorities—representing, in Derbyshire’s case, about £155 million—and then to say that if they have the northern “poorhouse”, as it might be called, they will get a little tiny bit...
The hon. Gentleman has mentioned that the WASPI women will not go away. That is one of the most delightful things about them. Way back, we carried a vote on a Back-Bench motion supporting them in this House. They were not satisfied that there had already been a debate in Westminster Hall, and they were not satisfied that they were holding meetings in every constituency, city and town in...
One way of making sure that people do not die in the winter or at any other time is for this Government to concentrate on keeping hospitals open, thereby saving the beds. In that context, why does the Secretary of State refuse to answer the question why hospitals such as Bolsover and another half a dozen in Derbyshire are secretly being closed and Ministers are doing nothing about it?
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Labour MP for Bolsover
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Topics of interest
- 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 58 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 86.10% 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") 2744 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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