Michael Meacher

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 strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Michael Meacher occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    Before the Minister leaves the question of a sovereign monetary system, which she obviously totally opposes and to which she raised several objections that I cannot answer in an intervention, does she not believe that the system of bank money creation is highly pro-cyclical and has enormously benefited property and financial sectors to the disadvantage of the vast range of industries outside...
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    I am pleased the Minister thinks that alternative ways of improving the monetary system should be explored. Will she support the idea of a setting up a commission to examine the alternatives, as recommended by the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), as well as by me—so there is some cross-part support on this? Is that not an idea whose time has come?
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    I, too, strongly congratulate the hon. Member for Wycombe (Steve Baker) on securing this debate, which everyone recognises is vital and which has not been debated in this House for 170 years, since Sir Robert Peel’s Bank Charter Act 1844. The hon. Gentleman drew that fact to my attention when we were last speaking in a similar debate. That Act prohibited the private banks from printing...

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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

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 17 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 60.02% 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") 1651 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

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

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