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The Bolsover constituency has a total population of 95,053, of which 75,722 are eligible (18+) to vote (79.7%).
Bolsover ranks 216th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 349th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
Dennis Edward Skinner (born 11 February 1932) is a British Labour politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolsover since 1970. He was Chairman of the Labour Party in 1988–1989 and served as a member of its National Executive Committee.
Born in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Skinner is the third of nine children of coal miner Edward Skinner, who was sacked after the 1926 general strike. Skinner himself worked as a miner for over twenty years and became a NUM leader and Clay Cross Labour Party councillor. He is known for his left-wing views, acid tongue and for never missing a Commons session. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Skinner
Election turnout for the Bolsover constituency in 2015 was 61.10%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|David Lomax||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||-||-|
|Dennis Skinner||Labour||Male||11 February 1932 (87)||-||-|
|Peter Bedford||Conservative||Male||03 February 1986 (33)||http://www.uk.linkedin.com/in/peterabedford||http://www.peterbedford.info/|
|Ray Calladine||UK Independence Party||Male||-||https://uk.linkedin.com/in/raycalladine||http://ukip.webs.com/|
|Liberal Democrat||Hawksworth, Denise|
Election turnout for the Bolsover constituency in 2010 was 60.5%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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