Michael Meacher

MP, Oldham West and Royton

Oldham West and Royton Labour

Michael Meacher’s voting in Parliament

Michael Meacher is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Michael Meacher sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Michael Meacher generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Michael Meacher generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Michael Meacher never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance 21 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the allocation of commissioning resources for 2015-16, for what reason the allocation for (a) NHS Oldham is 49 per cent below target, (b) Greater Manchester is two per cent below target, (c) NHS Isle of Wight is 18.02 per cent above target, (d) NHS West London is 31.52 per cent above target and (e) NHS Westminster is 26.24 per cent...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy 20 Jul 2015

    Given the explicit parliamentary prohibition against British military action in Syria, is it not irrelevant whether or not British aircrews are embedded in US forces? In view of the gravity of this secret deployment—a possible mission creep towards war without a mandate—does the Secretary of State not recognise that the system of ministerial accountability to this House behoves...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Jul 2015

    If this is such a great economic recovery, why are wages still 6% below the pre-crisis level of seven years ago? Why was the growth rate in the last quarter a mere 0.4%? Why has productivity been flat for five years? Why is UK investment as a proportion of GDP one of the lowest in the world? And why is the balance of payments in traded goods now in deficit by 100 billion a year?

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Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Oldham West

Expenses

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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 1989 to 20 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1 Jul 1987 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • 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)

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 18 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 64.15% 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") 1658 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 15 December 2014)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Four residential properties in London: (i) and (ii)

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