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Bolsover MP objects to cancellation of PMQs on Thatcher funeral day

Dennis Skinner MP Credit: Labour Party/The Labour Party/Press Association Images

The Labour MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner, has spoken out in opposition to plans to cancel Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, so that MPs can attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

He joined the Respect MP George Galloway in opposing a Parliamentary motion which would have rearranged Wednesday's House of Commons' timetable.

There will now be a debate of up to three hours on Tuesday when Mr Galloway will attempt to reinstate Wednesday's PMQs.

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