Michael Meacher

Former MP, Oldham West and Royton

Oldham West and Royton Labour

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How Michael Meacher voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Michael Meacher occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    The Chancellor did not deliver a Budget last week; he delivered a party political broadcast on behalf of the Tory party. The macro-economic state of our country, which is the real purpose of a Budget statement, was almost entirely absent. His speech had two purposes: first, to give the impression that the worst of austerity was now over and that the sunny uplands now beckon if only we vote...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation 9 Mar 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the date, amount and reason for being additional is of each item of the 100 billion of compliance revenues secured since April 2010.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools 6 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will give a guarantee that in her tenure as Secretary of State for Education there will be no for-profit schools.

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Former Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton

Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Oldham West


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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 (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Environment) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (19 Nov 1997 to 11 Sep 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (Environment) (3 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Jul 1996)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (22 Jun 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 1993 to 22 Jun 1994)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (20 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1993)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1 Jul 1987 to 20 Jul 1992)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1983 to 1 Jul 1988)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Jul 1987)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Mar 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (13 Mar 1981 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade) (14 Apr 1976 to 4 May 1979)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (12 Jun 1975 to 14 Apr 1976)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Industry) (7 Mar 1974 to 12 Jun 1975)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — 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 56.90% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 13 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.
  • 106 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1654 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 15 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Four residential properties in London from which rental income is received.

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