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Michael Hugh MEACHER

Michael MEACHER, British politician. National; Treasury Select Committee 1980-1983; Child Poverty Action Group and other voluntary organisations.

Background

  • MEACHER, Michael was born on November 4, 1939 in Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Son of late George H. and Doris M. (nee Foxell) Meacher.

  • Education

    • Berkhamsted School, New College, Oxford and London School of Economics.

    Career

    • Member of Parliament for Oldham West, since 1970. Parliamentary Under Secretary ofState, Department of Industry, 1974-1975. Under Secretary ofState, Department of Health and Social Security, 1975-1976.

      Under Secretary ofState, Department of Trade, 1976-1979. Member. Treasury Civil Service Select Committee, 1980-1983. Principal Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Health and Social Security, 1983-1987, and on Employment, 1987-1989, and on Social Security, since 1989.

      Member. Shadow Cabinet, since 1983. Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee, since 1983. Shadow Minister for Development and Co-operation, since 1992.

      Secretary, Danilo Dolci Trust, 1964. Sembal Research Fellow in Social Gerontology, University of Essex, 1965-1966. Lecturer in Social Administration.

      University of York, 1966-1969, and at the London School of Economics, 1970.

    Works

    • The Care of Old People, Fabian Society, 1969. Taken for a Ride, Special Residential Homes for the Elderly Mentally Infirm, A Study of Separatism in Social Policy, 1972. Socialism with a Human Face, the Political Economy in the 1980’s, 1982.Diffusing Power - The Key to Socialist Revival, 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Religion

    Anglican.

    Membership

    National; Treasury Select Committee 1980-1983. Child Poverty Action Group and other voluntary organisations.
    • Clubs: Industry and Parliament Trust (Fellow).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music; reading; sport.

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    • Married 1st Molly C. (nee Reid) in 1962 (divorced in 1985). Married 2nd Lucianne Craven in 1988.
    • father: late George H.
    • mother: Doris M. (nee Foxell) Meacher
    • spouses: Molly C.
    • Lucianne Craven
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    Born November 4, 1939
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      • The Care of Old People, Fabian Society, 1969. Taken for a Ride, Special Residential Homes for the Elderly Mentally Infirm, A Study of Separatism in Social Policy, 1972. Socialism with a Human Face, the Political Economy in the 1980’s, 1982. Diffusing Power - The Key to Socialist Revival, 1992.
      • The Care of Old People, Fabian Society, 1969. Taken for a Ride, Special Residential Homes for the Elderly Mentally Infirm, A Study of Separatism in Social Policy, 1972. Socialism with a Human Face, the Political Economy in the 1980’s, 1982.Diffusing Power - The Key to Socialist Revival, 1992.
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