In Pictures: Dennis Skinner, the Beast of Bolsover, is finally tamed

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner, know in Westminster as the Beast of Bolsover, has lost his Derbyshire seat.

Labour Party annual conference 2017
Labour Party annual conference 2017

The 87-year-old former miner first entered the House of Commons in 1970.

Miners dispute
Miners dispute

He is fondly know for his humorous heckles at the State Opening of Parliament, which became one of the endearing features of Commons life.

Baroness Thatcher funeral
Baroness Thatcher funeral

The Labour firebrand was known for his outbursts, often resulting in his being temporarily booted out of the Commons.

Memorial Service for Lord Callaghan – Westminster Abbey
Memorial Service for Lord Callaghan – Westminster Abbey
LABOUR NEC SKINNER
LABOUR NEC SKINNER
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POLITICS Dennis Skinner /B’Pool
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Politics – Labour Party Conference – Tony Benn and Dennis Skinner – Brighton
Politics – Labour Party Conference – Tony Benn and Dennis Skinner – Brighton