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Michael Meacher
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Minister of State for the Environment
In office
2 May 1997 – 13 June 2003
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by John Gummer
Succeeded by Elliot Morley
Shadow Minister for Environmental Protection
In office
25 July 1996 – 2 May 1997
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
20 October 1994 – 19 October 1995
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Frank Dobson
Succeeded by Clare Short
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Shadow Minister for the Citizen's Charter
In office
21 October 1993 – 20 October 1994
Leader John Smith
Preceded by Mo Mowlam
Succeeded by Ann Taylor
Shadow Minister for Overseas Development
In office
18 July 1992 – 21 October 1993
Leader John Smith
Preceded by Ann Clwyd
Succeeded by Tom Clarke
Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security
In office
2 November 1989 – 18 July 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Robin Cook (Health and Social Services)
Succeeded by Donald Dewar
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment
In office
13 July 1987 – 2 November 1989
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by John Prescott
Succeeded by Tony Blair
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Services
In office
31 October 1983 – 13 July 1987
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Gwyneth Dunwoody
Succeeded by Robin Cook
Member of Parliament
for Oldham West and Royton
Oldham West (1970–1997)
In office
18 June 1970 – 20 October 2015
Preceded by Bruce Campbell
Succeeded by Jim McMahon
Personal details
Born (1939-11-04)4 November 1939
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Died 20 October 2015(2015-10-20) (aged 75)
Political party Labour
Education Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire
(independent day and boarding school)
Alma mater New College, Oxford
London School of Economics
Website Official website:

Michael Hugh Meacher (4 November 1939 – 20 October 2015) was a British Labour politician and academic. He was a lecturer in social administration at the University of Essex and the University of York.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 until his death, originally for Oldham West and then from 1997 for Oldham West and Royton.

  • Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
  • Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
  • Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
  • Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
  • Voting record at Public Whip
  • Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
  • Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
  • Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
  • Articles authored at Journalisted

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