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Dennis Skinner gets the boot in Bolsover

The Beast of Bolsover is no more. Dennis Skinner has lost his seat to the Tories – winning 16,492 votes to the Tories’ 21,791. The red wall has been demolished overnight. 

Skinner has been the MP for Bolsover since 1970, in a constituency which has never elected anyone other than a Labour MP.

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