Michael Meacher MP Oldham West and Royton, Labour


Michael Meacher

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department of Industry 1974-75, Department of Health and Social Security 1975-76, Department of Trade 1976-79; Member Shadow Cabinet 1983-97: Principal Opposition Frontbench Spokesperson for: Health and Social Security 1983-87, Employment 1987-89, Social Security 1989-92, Overseas Development and Co-operation 1992-93, Citizen's Charter and Science 1993-94, Transport 1994-95, Education and Employment 1995-96, Environmental Protection 1996-97; Minister of State: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Environment) 1997-2001, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-03 (Environment 2001-02, Environment and Agri-Environment 2002-03).
  • Electoral history

    Contested Colchester 1966 general election and Oldham West 1968 by-election. Member for Oldham West 1970-97, for Oldham West and Royton 1997-2010, for Oldham West and Royton (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Economics and social policy, redistribution of income and wealth, industrial democracy, civil liberties, housing, democracy and accountability.
  • Party groups

    Contested Deputy Leadership, Labour Party 1983; Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1983-89; Contested Leadership, Labour Party 2007.

Election record for Oldham West and Royton, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 45.19%
Conservative 23.52%
Liberal Democrat 18.99%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Meacher, Michael Labour 19,503 45.19
Ghafoor, Kamran Conservative 10,151 23.52
Alcock, Mark Liberal Democrat 8,193 18.99
Joines, David British National Party 3,049 7.07
Roberts, Helen UK Independence Party 1,387 3.22
Miah, Shahid Respect 627 1.46
Majority 9,352 votes
Electorate 72,359
Turnout (43,163) 59.65%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Planet Organic (organic food retailing).

Land and Property: Four residential properties in London from which rental income is received. A property in the Cotswolds from which rental income was received for two weeks' holiday rental.

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