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Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton
- Also represented Oldham West
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Michael Meacher voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Home Department, Trade and Industry
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Genetically Modified Organisms, Departments: Consultants, GM Crops, Health Services, Tax Avoidance
(based on written questions asked by Michael Meacher and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Planning and Energy Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Municipal Waste Recycling Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Waste and Emissions Trading Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Home Energy Conservation Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“How can the Chancellor conceivably claim that this recovery is sustainable when business investment is still 25% below the pre-crash level, when only 0.1% of the 0.8% growth in the last quarter came from business investment, when productivity is one of the lowest in the OECD, when real wages have fallen 7% and are still falling, and when exports have still not taken off, despite the 25% fall...”
- Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Finance (2 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what public subsidies each train operating company received in each of the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Corporation Tax (2 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that multinational corporations are not able to deduct payments made to settle legal disputes from their profits for the purposes of calculating their UK corporation tax liability.”
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- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 64 written questions in the last year — above 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 61.51% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 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") 1635 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£8,267 (538th)||£8,944 (567th)||£11,116 (550th)||£6,930||£5,835 (596th)||£7,583 (595th)||£8,640 (597th)||£8,420 (586th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£319 (joint 122nd with 6 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£22,189 (112th)||£21,961 (112th)||£20,030 (364th)||£20,000||£19,008 (joint 237th with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,148 (133rd)|
|Staffing costs||£100,147 (160th)||£89,882 (233rd)||£87,685 (134th)||£84,080||£74,530 (155th)||£69,898 (joint 182nd with 10 others)||£65,595 (joint 231st with 1 other)||£48,289 (joint 238th with 1 other)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,260 (392nd)||£4,422 (486th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,198 (132nd)1||£9,260 (252nd)2||£10,873 (175th)||£9,266||£11,500 (287th)||£7,052 (440th)||£6,042 (481st)||£4,032 (515th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£196 (joint 327th with 1 other)||£71 (joint 394th with 2 others)||£34||£1,009 (184th)||£284 (joint 333rd with 1 other)||£0||£504 (joint 241st with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£835 (joint 141st with 1 other)||£866 (139th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,276 (340th)||£1,076 (199th)||£993 (281st)||£834||£1,042 (272nd)||£866 (321st)||£1,356 (198th)||£984 (339th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,671 (161st)||£3,945 (203rd)||£2,238||£3,594 (211th)||£2,698 (307th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,297 (joint 187th with 2 others)||£1,093 (joint 254th with 3 others)||£913||£1,771 (479th)||£1,771 (470th)||£1,771 (449th)||£1,478 (477th)|
|Total||£154,172 (273rd)||£141,575 (397th)||£135,806 (363rd)||£124,295||£118,289 (436th)||£109,270 (519th)||£103,165 (510th)||£86,082 (383rd)|