Michael Meacher

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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 MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byJohn Gummer
Succeeded byElliot Morley
Shadow Minister for Environmental Protection
In office
25 July 1996 – 2 May 1997
LeaderTony Blair
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
20 October 1994 – 19 October 1995
LeaderTony Blair
Preceded byFrank Dobson
Succeeded byClare Short
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Shadow Minister for the Citizen's Charter
In office
21 October 1993 – 20 October 1994
LeaderJohn Smith
Preceded byMo Mowlam
Succeeded byAnn Taylor
Shadow Minister for Overseas Development
In office
18 July 1992 – 21 October 1993
LeaderJohn Smith
Preceded byAnn Clwyd
Succeeded byTom Clarke
Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security
In office
2 November 1989 – 18 July 1992
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byRobin Cook (Health and Social Services)
Succeeded byDonald Dewar
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment
In office
13 July 1987 – 2 November 1989
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byJohn Prescott
Succeeded byTony Blair
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Services
In office
31 October 1983 – 13 July 1987
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byGwyneth Dunwoody
Succeeded byRobin Cook
Member of Parliament
for Oldham West and Royton
Oldham West (1970–1997)
In office
18 June 1970 – 20 October 2015
Preceded byBruce Campbell
Succeeded byJim McMahon
Personal details
Born(1939-11-04)4 November 1939
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Died20 October 2015(2015-10-20) (aged 75)
Political partyLabour
EducationBerkhamsted School, Hertfordshire
(independent day and boarding school)
Alma materNew College, Oxford
London School of Economics
WebsiteOfficial 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.

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