Dennis Skinner Biography
(Member of Parliament for Bolsover (1970-2019))
Birthday: February 11, 1932 (Aquarius)
Born In: Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England
Dennis Skinner is a British Labour Party politician who has been the serving MP of Bolsover since 1970. He is the longest-serving Labour MP and also the oldest serving MP in UK Parliament. Often referred to as the ‘Beast of Bolsover’, he is famous for his unflinching and unapologetically scathing speeches. He is known to not always use “politically correct” language. These include instances of calling opposition leader David Owen a “pompous sod” and John Gummera “slimy wart on Margaret Thatcher’s nose”. He is a staunch Brexit supporter. Additionally, Dennis Skinner is not a supporter of British Monarchy. His witty and often sarcastic comments during the annual ‘Queen’s Speech’ ceremony have attracted both admiration and criticism. He has voted for adoption rights for same-sex couples, for same-sex marriage, against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and for pro-abortion rights. He is also revered by the scientific community for having talked out a British Parliament bill that would have banned stem cell research.