Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP

Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP


Oldham West and Royton



Address as

Mr Meacher

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4532; 020 7219 6461
Fax: 020 7219 5945


11 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN
Tel: 0161 626 5779
Fax: 0161 626 8572

Web & Social media


Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Oldham West and Royton 2015-
Member for Oldham West and Royton 2010-15
Member for Oldham West & Royton 1997-10
Member for Oldham West 1970-97
Contested Oldham West By-election 1968
Contested Colchester General Election 1966

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Minister (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Environment) 2001-03
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) (Environment) 1997-01
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 1996-97
Shadow Minister (Education) 1995-96
Shadow Minister (Transport) 1994-95
Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1993-94
Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) 1992-93
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 1989-92
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 1987-89
Shadow Secretary of State 1983-87
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade) 1976-79
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) 1975-76
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Industry) 1974-75

Other posts

Post Date
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1983-88

Select committees

Post House Date
Environmental Audit Committee Commons 1997-03
Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee Commons 1982-83
Treasury & Civil Service Commons 1981-83

Political interests

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


General Election 2015 General Election - Oldham West and Royton

Name Party Votes Share Change
Michael Meacher Lab 23630 54.78% 9.3%
Francis Arbour UKIP 8892 20.61% 17.4%
Kamran Ghafoor Con 8187 18.98% -4.7%
Garth Harkness LD 1589 3.68% -15.4%
Simeon Hart Green 839 1.94%
Majority 14738 34.17%
Turnout 43137 59.91%
Electorate 71998
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2015 for detailed results.

View the Commons Library elections site for detailed analysis of election data.