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Dennis Skinner

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Gender Male
Age 92
Date of birth February 11,1932
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Born Clay Cross
United Kingdom
Spouse Mary Parker
Party Labour Party
ChildrenMandy Skinner
Dennis Skinner
Dawn Skinner
Education Ruskin College
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Dennis Skinner Life story

Dennis Edward Skinner is a British former politician who served as Member of Parliament for Bolsover from 1970 to 2019. He is a member of the Labour Party. Known for his left-wing views and acerbic wit, he belonged to the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

Early Life of Dennis Skinner

Dennis skinenr was born in 1932 in london. England. He was arised in a working-class family and attended grammar school. After leaving school. He became a miner in his native derbyshire.

Political Career of Dennis Skinner

In 1970. Skinner was elected as the member of parliament for bolsover. Derbyshire. During his time in the house of commons. He was a vocal advocate for the working classes. And was known for his humorous speeches. He was also an actiev campaigner for the labour party. And was a strong suppotrer of former prime minister harold wilson.

Controversial Stances of Dennis Skinner

Throughout his political career. Skinner was known for his outspoken and often controversial stances. He was a vocal opponent of the war in iraq. And he was also crtiical of the privatization of public services.

Major Achievements of Dennis Skinner

Skinner was a major figure in the labour party for many years. And is credited with helping to shape its agenda. He was also a key figure in the passage of the national health service act of 1974. Which setablished the framework for the modern nsh.

Popular Culture References to Dennis Skinner

Skinner s outspoken nature and dry wit have made him a popular figure in the british media. He has been the focus of several documentaries. And his speeches have eben quoted in numerous films and television shows.

Political Beliefs of Dennis Skinner

Skinner is a dedciated socialist. And a strong advocate of government intervention in the economy. He has consistently supported policies such as minimum wage laws and increased public spending on social program. S

Retirement of Dennis Skinner

In 2019. Skinner announced his retirement from the house of commons atfer 49 yeasr of service. His retirement was marked with a series of tributes from across the political spectrum. And he was given a standing ovation by his fellow mps.

Important Event in Dennis Skinner s Life

In 1993. Skinner was suspended from the house of commons after using the words "dodgy dossiers" in reference to the government s ahndling of the iraq war. This event highlighted skinner s outspokenness and his willingness to challenge the status quo.

Interesting Fact about Dennis Skinner

Skinner is an avid fan of the british rock band the arctic monkeys and has attended several of their concerts. He has also been knwon to recite their lyrics in the house of commons.

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... " Rap battle with Dennis SkinnerLady Boothroyd isn t the first politician to get the musical treatment...

Labour leadership: The fighters of the working class?

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Feb 16,2020 9:59 am

... lost The party also seats in Wales and Scotland - but it was the shock of the legendary places such as Bolsover, domain,, Dennis Skinner or Tony Blair, the former stronghold of Sedgefield, the grabbed from red to blue for the first time, all the headlines...

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...From royal regalia to Dennis Skinner, there were some things absent from Thursday s Queen s Speech...

General election 2019: Defeated MPs set for £2m 'golden goodbye'

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... Despite being rejected by the electorate, the longest-serving MPs, such as Frank Field, Dennis Skinner and Dominic Grieve, are entitled to a single payment of more than £31,000, of which £30,000 is tax free (redundancy pay for non-MPs is also tax free up to £30,000)...

General election 2019: Ten lesser-known MPs to keep an eye on

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... And Dennis Skinner - the Labour stalwart would have been the father of the House, the longest serving MP, had he survived the election - also departs...

General election 2019: How Dennis Skinner lost his Bolsover seat

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...Dennis Skinner was known as the Beast of Bolsover Veteran Labour politician Dennis Skinner, 87, has lost the seat he had held since 1970 after being defeated by Conservative Mark Fletcher...

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... in Bolsover, the work arose because in 1950, and Dennis Skinner his seat since 1970, confirmed Boris Johnson s Commons majority to just after 05:00 PM GMT...

General election 2019: Ten lesser-known MPs to keep an eye on

Feb 16,2020 9:09 am

Parliament tends to be dominated by its grandest figures, The Party leaders, and their cabinet or shadow cabinet teams.

But others can cut a dash in The Commons by weight of expertise, through passion for an issue, by sheer street-smarts, or simply by being in The Right place at The Right time.

So here are a few MPs who - while not aspiring to The Top Table - could exert serious leverage in the newly elected House of Commons.

1. Eleanor Laing - Conservative

After a strong performance in the race to succeed John Bercow as Speaker - and in A House of Commons with many more Conservatives - she must surely be The Front runner to become Chairman of Ways and Means, the senior deputy speaker.

She would then have The Key responsibilities of chairing budget debates and selecting amendments for consideration by committees of the whole House - a key task when the government begins to push through its Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

2. Tom Tugendhat - Conservative

He pulled off a considerable coup in 2017, when, as a junior backbencher, he wrested the chairmanship of The Foreign Affairs Committee from ex-minister Crispin Blunt .

An ex-army officer - he served in Iraq and Afghanistan - Tugendhat writes notes to himself on an office whiteboard in Arabic to preserve privacy. He's a reasonable bet for a ministerial job, perhaps in The Foreign Office.

Hawkish on Russia - he said the Salisbury poisoning was "if not an act of war… certainly a warlike act by the Russian Federation " - expect him to be an influential voice on foreign policy if he remains on the backbenches.

3. Rachel Reeves - Labour

Chairwoman of The Business , Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - where she performed impressively - she is being tipped as the person around whom The Remains of the Blairite-Brownite group of Labour MPs might coalesce.

That may not translate into an attempt on the leadership, but she may now become an important factional leader.

4. Johnny Mercer - Conservative

Few MPs come into Parliament with a clearly defined policy mission, but the ex-army officer who won Plymouth Moor View against the expectations of his own party, announced himself with a blistering maiden speech on the need for better care for military veterans.

He was an early backer of Boris Johnson 's leadership campaign and was frequently seen shepherding the would-be leader around Westminster. His support was rewarded with The Job he always Wanted - Defence Minister responsible for veterans. Mercer will expect the political support and funding to reform The System .

5. Mel Stride - Conservative

Briefly Leader of The House in the Dog Days of Theresa May 's premiership, the former Treasury minister found himself surplus to requirements when Boris Johnson took over. But with gazelle-like agility, he leapt into the vacancy created when Nicky Morgan left as chairwoman of the Treasury Committee.

He didn't have much time to make an impact in this key committee corridor job before the Election was called, but if he is re-elected as Parliament's scrutiniser-in-chief of Economic Policy (and others may cast covetous eyes on The Post ) he will get to pronounce on levels of spending and public debt at a ticklish moment for the UK economy.

6. Dan Jarvis - Labour

Double-hatted as Metro Mayor of South Yorkshire and MP for Barnsley Central. In a Parliament where one of the big themes looks certain to be devolution - and demands for greater powers for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - The Mayor of a fair chunk of left-behind territory could find himself "speaking for England".

Once talked up as a possible Labour leadership contender, he defied pressure to give up his Commons seat and maintains a perch in Westminster. He is a Parachute Regiment veteran with service in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan .

7. Bim Afolami - Conservative

Seen as a bit of a star of the 2017 intake, Afolami is on The Commons end of The Constitution Reform Group, a cross-party pressure group which wants to rebalance a constitution destabilised by an uneven devolution settlement.

This is The Group behind The Act of Union Bill, a private member's bill proposed by the former clerk of The Commons , Lord Lisvane. It may all sound high-powered and rather nerdy, but the tug of war between the nations and regions of the UK is set to be a big theme of the new Parliament, and Afolami looks set to be a player.

8. Ben Lake - Plaid Cymru

Smart, personable, and articulate in two languages he seized and held a seat which has see-sawed between Plaid and the Lib Dems since the 1990s. In his maiden speech, he complained of the steady, silent haemorrhage of Young People leaving their communities to seek opportunities elsewhere. A future leader?

9. Alyn Smith - SNP

Newly elected, he is nonetheless an experienced figure, having served in the European Parliament since 2004. He looks ready-made to become the SNP's new Brexit spokesman in Westminster.

The Lib Dems' Wendy Chamberlain has taken the North East Fife seat from the SNP's Stephen Gethins 10. Wendy Chamberlain - Lib Dem

She contested The Most marginal seat in the country (the SNP won with a majority of just two votes in 2017) in North East Fife.

An ex-police officer who is already attracting rave reviews. Part of an infusion of New Blood into a rather bruised and diminished Lib Dem parliamentary contingent.

And five farewells

Those leaving Parliament include Dr Sarah Wollaston , a GP who was originally elected as a Conservative in 2010 but ended up in the Lib Dems, by way of the short-lived Independent Group of MPs. Labour's Frank Field , a maverick Labour MP, almost permanently at odds with his constituency party, and the SNP's Stephen Gethins , who might have been a candidate to lead their Westminster group had he enjoyed a more comfortable majority, also both lost their seats.

Labour's Mary Creagh led a series of high-profile inquiries into the environmental issues around The Fashion industry and toxic chemicals in everyday life. And Dennis Skinner - the Labour stalwart would have been The Father of The House , the longest serving MP, had he survived the Election - also departs. He was first elected in 1970, and fell just short of half a century in The Commons .

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