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 moderately against university tuition fees 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 for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Michael Meacher occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    It cannot be emphasised too strongly that this is not another invasion of Iraq. It is a response to a desperate plea by the new Iraqi Government for outside help to combat what is seen as an existential threat to the Iraqi state; nor is ISIL just another enemy in the complex and lethal sectarianism of the middle east. It is a monster, with a bloodlust that can only be compared to the Genghis...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    I entirely agree with my hon. Friend. Of course that is part of the commitment of the new Iraqi Prime Minister, al-Abadi, to produce a governance within Iraq that takes account of all the key parts of the population, not just the Shi’a and Sunnis, but crucially the Kurds, who are a very important part of this equation. Again, it cannot be emphasised too strongly that the Iraqi Prime...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    That is a very important point, because the economic and aid aspect, which is crucial—far more important than bombing, as several hon. Members have said—needs much more attention. I do not think that it is sufficiently taken into account in the motion today, and I take my hon. Friend’s point that that needs to be developed. This will go on a long time, and we need to give...

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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 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 23 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 60.60% 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") 1647 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

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

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