Oldham West & Royton, , United Kingdom
|| November 04, 1939
Oct 10, 2011 04:59pm
|Info||Politician and Lecturer. A fixture on the Labour Left for over forty years and an important player in the internal Party conflicts of the 1980s, Meacher was a competent and well-regarded Environment minister during the Blair government, and also held university teaching posts for much of his career. |
Member of Parliament for Oldham West 1970-1997, for Oldham West & Royton 1997-present. Under Secretary for Industry 1974-1975, Under Secretary for Health and Social Security 1975-1979, Minister of State for the Environment 1997-2003. Member of the Shadow Cabinet 1983-1997. Unsuccessful candidate for the Leadership of the Labour Party in 2007.