Michael Meacher

Oldham West and Royton Labour

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How Michael Meacher voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails

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Michael Meacher hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Sanctioning of Benefit Recipients 3 Apr 2014

    The Minister talks, in his very earnest way, about the claimant commitment. He does not seem to realise that there is a complete disconnect between how the system is supposed to work and how it is actually working on the ground. We are not talking about a few isolated or exceptional examples. I quoted dozens of cases, as did hon. Members on both sides of the Chamber. He needs to take account...
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Sanctioning of Benefit Recipients 3 Apr 2014

    I beg to move, That this House notes that there have been many cases of sanctions being wrongfully applied to benefit recipients; and call on the Government to review the targeting, severity and impact of such sanctions. I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for granting me this debate. The process of sanctioning benefit recipients is now being used on an enormous...
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Sanctioning of Benefit Recipients 3 Apr 2014

    I will give way to the hon. Gentleman because I respect his concern about these matters, but I will not give way again because we are short of time, with the Government having put on two statements before this debate.

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Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Trade and Industry
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Departments: Consultants
  • GM Crops
  • Health Services
  • Tax Avoidance

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (the Environment), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (3 May 1997 to 11 Jun 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 59 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1644 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

8. Land and Property
Four residential properties in London from which rental income is received.

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