WATCH: 'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner heckle Black Rod

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner kept with tradition and interrupted the Queen's Speech today.

Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 2:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:34 am
Dennis Skinner.

The 85-year-old former miner, who has represented Bolsover since 1970, has a record of heckling House of Lords official Black Rod every time the Queen opens a new session of Parliament.

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As Lieutenant General David Leakey carried out his duties this afternoon, Mr Skinner quipped: "Get your skates on, the first race is half past two." He was referring to Royal Ascot.