How Michael Meacher voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Michael Meacher occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons in the Support Group for Employment and Support Allowance have been called in each month since January 2013, for further work-focused interviews after already assessed as not fit for this kind of activity in each month since January 2013; and what steps he is taking to reduce the number of such interviews.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to collate and publish information on the weekly amount and duration of jobseeker's allowance hardship payments.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have been sanctioned since January 2012 have received hardship payments in each year since then; and what the average level was of such hardship payments.
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Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton
Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented Oldham West
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- 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)
- Minister of State (the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (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)
- Minister of State (the Environment), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (3 May 1997 to 11 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 (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)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 16 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 57.47% 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.
- 114 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Meacher’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1653 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.
(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) (Registered 15 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Four residential properties in London from which rental income is received.
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