Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Michael Meacher voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for the hunting banDetails
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he made of the total cost of the development of golden rice between 2000 and 2014; (2) what (a) animal feeding and (b) toxicology trials have been undertaken on golden rice according to Codex Alimentarious guidelines; (3) what human feeding trials there have been relating to golden rice; and what...
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the data his Department holds on the number of immigrants who have claimed benefits within three months of registering for a national insurance number in each of the last three years.
This has been a timely debate and I say that advisedly, having listened to the complacent, provocative and characteristically tribalistic knockabout from the Financial Secretary, which seemed to me to be almost totally devoid of any new, serious content. The record of the banks over the past five years has been so riddled with abuse of power, criminal malfeasance, reckless speculation,...
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Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton
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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 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 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 57 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 61.18% 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") 1640 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)