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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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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Michael Meacher voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. 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 smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Hardly ever 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)
- Waste and Emissions Trading Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Municipal Waste Recycling Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Home Energy Conservation Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“The Tory party is obviously going through one of its regular hissy fits over the EU. My experience is that it is best not to intrude in toxic family feuds, so I will confine my remarks to the economy. Support for the Chancellor’s policy has totally evaporated. His intellectual ballast, provided by Reinhart and Rogoff—namely, that growth rapidly declined once a threshold of debt of...”
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“As the hon. Gentleman and everyone else knows, it was 10% less. I strongly opposed that; I think that it was wrong. I do not think that 28% is right either. The rate should be where Nigel Lawson left it—namely, at 40%. But let us stick with 28%. That would easily raise enough money to create between 1 million and 1.5 million jobs in two years, which would kick-start a virtuous spiral of...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs (13 May 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 has been used by HM Revenue and Customs to (a) look at websites used by individual taxpayers, (b) identify where a mobile telephone call was made or received and (c) establish the date and time of emails, texts or telephone calls in each year since 2000; and on how many occasions such action...”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 42 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 61.73% 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") 1608 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 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)|