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 very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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Michael Meacher occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bills Presented: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill 15 Jul 2014

    I feel uneasy about the Bill on several grounds. As I am sure that we all do, I clearly accept that there is a need for a new law in order to establish a proper legal foundation to balance the right to privacy with the requirement to ensure security, but it should not be done in this way. The Official Secrets Act 1911 was rammed through this House in just one day in an atmosphere of fear and...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Bilderberg Group 19 Jun 2014

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what capacity he and the Secretary of State for International Development attended the recent Bilderberg Conference in Copenhagen; and whether the visits have been recorded in the register of interests.
  • Bill Presented — Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: The Economy and Living Standards 12 Jun 2014

    Listening to the Chancellor, I think the Tory attack lines for the next election are pretty clear. They go like this: “Labour left a dreadful economic mess, which we had to clear up the way we did. It’s been painful, but we were all in it together. We always had a long-term economic plan, and now it’s come good and we have a strong economic recovery.” What unites all...

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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 18 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 60.56% 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") 1645 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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

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