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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
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