Rt Hon Michael Meacher

Michael Meacher

Constituency

Oldham West and Royton

Party

Labour

Address as

Mr Meacher

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4532, 020 7219 6461
Fax: 020 7219 5945
michael.meacher.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

11 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN
Tel: 0161-626 5779
Fax: 0161-626 8572
buckleysd@parliament.uk

Biography

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

Parliamentary 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: 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)

Party groups

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

Select committees

Member: Environmental Audit 1997-2003

Political interests

Economics and social policy, redistribution of income and wealth, industrial democracy, civil liberties, housing, democracy and accountability

General Election 2010 - Oldham West and Royton

Name Party Votes %
Meacher, Michael Lab 19503 45.19%
Ghafoor, Kamran Con 10151 23.52%
Alcock, Mark Lib Dem 8193 18.99%
Joines, David BNP 3049 7.07%
Roberts, Helen UKIP 1387 3.22%
Miah, Shahid Respect 627 1.46%
Result Lab Hold (2.8% from Lab to Con)