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Candidate

  Michael Meacher
Oldham West & Royton
Minister for the Environment

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married 1st, August 11, 1962, Molly Christine Reid (divorced 1987) (2 sons 2 daughters) , married 2nd, May 28, 1988, Lucianne Sawyer, née Craven
Son of late George H. Meacher.

Education
Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire
New College, Oxford (BA Greats 1962).

Non-political career
Secretary, Danilo Dolci Trust 1964
Sembal research fellow in social gerontology, Essex University 1965-66
Lecturer in social administration: York University 1966-69
London School of Economics 1970
Visiting professor to Department of Sociology, Surrey University 1980-86.

Electoral history
Contested Colchester 1966 general election and Oldham West 1968 by-election. Member for Oldham West 1970-97, and for Oldham West and Royton since May 1, 1997.

Political career
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
Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for the Environment) 1997-.

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