Bolsover (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bolsover, and commonly is a constituency in Derbyshire, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.wikipedia
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Dennis Skinner

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The seat includes many former mining communities and has in elections to date been a Labour Party stronghold although incumbent MP Dennis Skinner's share of the popular vote dropped to a bare (50%) plurality in the 2010 election (from a high of 74%) – see below.
Dennis Edward Skinner (born 11 February 1932) is a British Labour politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolsover since 1970.

Bolsover

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The constituency was created in 1950, and as its name suggests, is focused on the town of Bolsover.
The town falls within the Bolsover parliamentary constituency.

Kenneth Clarke

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If re-elected in 2019 he would become Father of the House, due to the retirement of Ken Clarke.
Along with Dennis Skinner (Labour–Bolsover), who has also served continually since the 1970 general election, he is one of the two most senior sitting MPs and is currently Father of the House.

Harold Neal

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Clay Cross from a 1944 by-election to 1950, and after boundary changes, for Bolsover from 1950 until his retirement in 1970, preceding Dennis Skinner.

Clay Cross (UK Parliament constituency)

Clay Cross
The Bolsover constituency was created in 1950 from parts of the constituencies of North East Derbyshire, formed in 1885, and Clay Cross, formed in 1918.

United Kingdom constituencies

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Bolsover, and commonly is a constituency in Derbyshire, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.

Derbyshire

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Bolsover, and commonly is a constituency in Derbyshire, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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Bolsover, and commonly is a constituency in Derbyshire, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.

Parliament of the United Kingdom

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Bolsover, and commonly is a constituency in Derbyshire, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.

1950 United Kingdom general election

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The constituency was created in 1950, and as its name suggests, is focused on the town of Bolsover.

Reform Act 1832

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Before the Reform Act 1832, relatively wealthy people (forty-shilling freeholders) of the whole county could attend elections when there was an opposition candidate.

Freehold (law)

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Before the Reform Act 1832, relatively wealthy people (forty-shilling freeholders) of the whole county could attend elections when there was an opposition candidate.

Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Before the Reform Act 1832, relatively wealthy people (forty-shilling freeholders) of the whole county could attend elections when there was an opposition candidate.

East Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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From 1868 until 1885 the area formed part of the East Derbyshire constituency, redrawn out of the North Derbyshire constituency formed in 1832.

North Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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From 1868 until 1885 the area formed part of the East Derbyshire constituency, redrawn out of the North Derbyshire constituency formed in 1832.

Safe seat

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The seat includes many former mining communities and has in elections to date been a Labour Party stronghold although incumbent MP Dennis Skinner's share of the popular vote dropped to a bare (50%) plurality in the 2010 election (from a high of 74%) – see below.

Eastern Europe

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Its economy has faced struggles following the last closures in the early 1990s of the coal pits upon which the area thrived for many years, facing from the 1970s increased competition to compete with international prices and a need for government subsidy as achieved in Eastern Europe, albeit on lower wages, which ceased under Margaret Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher

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Its economy has faced struggles following the last closures in the early 1990s of the coal pits upon which the area thrived for many years, facing from the 1970s increased competition to compete with international prices and a need for government subsidy as achieved in Eastern Europe, albeit on lower wages, which ceased under Margaret Thatcher.

Bolsover Castle

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Bolsover's tourism industry has emerged in the area in recent years, including accommodation and tours involving Bolsover Castle, owned by English Heritage, and Hardwick Hall, home of Bess of Hardwick.

Hardwick Hall

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Bolsover's tourism industry has emerged in the area in recent years, including accommodation and tours involving Bolsover Castle, owned by English Heritage, and Hardwick Hall, home of Bess of Hardwick.

Bess of Hardwick

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Bolsover's tourism industry has emerged in the area in recent years, including accommodation and tours involving Bolsover Castle, owned by English Heritage, and Hardwick Hall, home of Bess of Hardwick.

Father of the House

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If re-elected in 2019 he would become Father of the House, due to the retirement of Ken Clarke.