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Michael Meacher

Former Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton

@michaelmeacher

Coalition Programme for Government - For

the policies outlined in the "programme for government" also known as the "coalition agreement" agreed between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are right.

Photo: UK Parliament

Michael Meacher generally voted against the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about the policies included in the 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement:

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Michael Meacher voted against the the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2014: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Football Governance Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2014: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2014: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 May 2014: Michael Meacher voted against introducing a ban on selling alcohol below a set minimum price. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Michael Meacher voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 28 Apr 2014: Michael Meacher voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Michael Meacher voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, and against giving a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well against other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Michael Meacher voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, and against giving a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well against other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2014: Michael Meacher voted against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, and against giving a greater tax incentive to companies investing in assets, as well against other measures in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Michael Meacher voted against the the March 2014 budget, against increasing the personal income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax, against capping welfare spending, against reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Michael Meacher voted against increasing the rate of the bank levy tax and against changes aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the levy. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2014: Michael Meacher voted to stop the current badger culls. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Recall of Elected Representatives — Power for Voters to Prompt New Election Before Term of Office Ends Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Michael Meacher voted against introducing a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 5 Jun 2013: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Michael Meacher voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Michael Meacher voted against introducing a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Michael Meacher voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2013: Michael Meacher voted to postpone reviewing the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies until 2018 and also to delay a review into the effect of reducing the number of MPs Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Michael Meacher voted against reforming the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 25 Oct 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Badger Cull Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2012: Michael Meacher voted to ask the Government to take action to prevent rationing by cost in the NHS and to call on the Government to honour its pledge to increase health spending in real terms each year. Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Michael Meacher voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element. Show vote
  • On 27 Jun 2012: Michael Meacher voted against introducing individual voter registration and other changes to electoral registration and the administration of elections. Show vote
  • On 26 Jun 2012: Michael Meacher voted to call on the Government to strengthen the military covenant and to request a reassessment of the assumptions on which the Strategic Defence and Security Review was based. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Michael Meacher voted against introducing Individual Electoral Registration to replace the previous household based system. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2012: Michael Meacher voted against introducing individual voter registration and other changes to electoral registration and the administration of elections. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Michael Meacher voted against raising the tax free income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax and against recovering child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2012: Michael Meacher voted against raising the tax free income tax allowance, against reducing corporation tax and against recovering child benefit from couples where an individual earns over £50,000. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2012: Michael Meacher voted against the March 2012 budget which planned spending of £683bn against expected revenue of £592bn and also increased the income tax personal tax free allowance, reduced corporation tax, introduced a new top rate of Stamp Duty and introduced a tax to recover child benefit from households with an individual earning over £50K. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2012: Michael Meacher voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Sheffield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Coventry (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Wakefield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher voted for banking reforms to give businesses easier access to credit and to bring transparency, accountability and responsibility into the setting of pay in the banking sector. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher voted against requiring Liverpool City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher voted against requiring Nottingham City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher voted against requiring Leeds City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Michael Meacher voted against requiring Bristol City Council to hold a referendum on 3rd May 2012 on if to have a directly elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Draft City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Michael Meacher voted against cutting the subsidy for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments. Show vote
  • On 7 Nov 2011: Michael Meacher voted to require transitional arrangements where regional planning policies called regional strategies are abolished. Show vote
  • On 11 Oct 2011: Michael Meacher voted against a series of measures including requiring the police to destroy fingerprints and DNA taken in certain circumstances; against introducing a CCTV code of practice; against banning wheel clamping on private land and against new Freedom of Information provisions for datasets. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Michael Meacher voted against introducing elected police and crime commissioners for each police area in England and Wales outside of London. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2011: Michael Meacher voted against directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners and in favour instead of Police and Crime Panels electing commissioners from among their number. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2011: Michael Meacher voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Michael Meacher voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Michael Meacher voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Michael Meacher voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threashold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 26 Apr 2011: Michael Meacher voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Michael Meacher voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 29 Mar 2011: Michael Meacher voted against the March 2011 budget which outlined £710 billion of government spending for 2011-12 while only expecting to bring in £589bn; a corporation tax cut, an increase in the personal income tax free allowance and a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 2011: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Military Covenant Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — permissible variation in population in a constituency Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 2011: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — Special Case of the Isle of Wight Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Taxation of the Financial Sector — Financial Transaction Tax — Banking Levy Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2011: Michael Meacher voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Michael Meacher voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 12 Jan 2011: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Postal Services Bill — Third Reading — Privatisation of Royal Mail Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Michael Meacher voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2010: Michael Meacher was absent for a vote on Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Michael Meacher voted to keep the number of MPs at 650, rather than reduce it to 600. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2010: Michael Meacher voted against reducing the number of MPs to 600 and against equalising the number of electors in each UK Parliamentary constituency. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Michael Meacher voted to oppose the combination of preparations for a referendum on the Alternative Vote electoral system with redrawing constituency boundaries. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2010: Michael Meacher voted against a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Michael Meacher voted to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Michael Meacher voted to criticise the economic measures contained in the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2010: Michael Meacher voted to oppose the Government's programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2010: Michael Meacher voted to criticise the Liberal - Conservative Coalition's programme for government Show vote

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