PICTURES: ‘Beast of Bolsover’ Dennis Skinner forgets about Labour’s woes for a moment and has some fun

MP Dennis Skinner opens the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.
MP Dennis Skinner opens the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.
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Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner forgot about Labour’s woes for a while to enjoy some fun in the sun at Brockley Primary School.

The Shuttlewood school hosted a fantastic fun day on Saturday.

MP Dennis Skinner chats to the ladies from the WI at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

MP Dennis Skinner chats to the ladies from the WI at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

The event – which was organised and run by community group Shuttlewood Link – boasted a number of attractions, including games and stalls.

The so-called Beast of Boslover Mr Skinner, 84, opened the fun day, mixed with those who attended and signed copies of his autobiography – as his party faces the biggest crisis in its recent history.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – whom former miner Mr Skinner backs – has refused to stand aside despite losing a no-confidence motion among MPs and suffering the resignation of the majority of his senior team.

He now faces a leadership contest with Owen Smith.

MP Dennis Skinner signs his book for Sarah Leishamn at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

MP Dennis Skinner signs his book for Sarah Leishamn at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

The Pontypridd MP became the sole challenger to Mr Corbyn following a decision by Angela Eagle to pull out of the race after it became clear she would fall short of her opponent when it came to nominations from MPs and MEPs.

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The raffle was very popular at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood.  Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

The raffle was very popular at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

Members of Area 51 martial arts group at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

Members of Area 51 martial arts group at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

The kids get to meet Bumblebee at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.

The kids get to meet Bumblebee at the fun day at Brockley Primary School in Shuttlewood. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography.