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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 strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. 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
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. 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)
- Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Home Energy Conservation Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Pay (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average was of (a) basic pay, (b) bonuses, (c) share incentive scheme payouts, (d) stock options and (e) other remuneration of the top (i) 1 per cent and (ii) 0.1 per cent of earners in each of the last five years.”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Genetically Modified Organisms: Wheat (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost is of the additional autumn sown trial of GM wheat at Rothamsted Research, reference 11/R8/01; and how it will be funded.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Surveillance (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases powers under the Regulations of Powers Act 2000 have been used for investigating non-serious crimes in each year since 2000; and what definition her Department uses for a serious crime under the Act.”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 45 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 62.02% 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)|