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Husband: Michael Hugh MEACHER age: 63 Born: 4 Nov 1939 1 Graduated: in Greats - New College Oxford 1 Education: Berkhampstead School 1 Occupation: 1970 - ? MP for Oldham West 1 Occupation: 1970 - 1976 Parliamentary Secretary: Industry, Health, Trade 1 Occupation: May 1997 Minister of State for the Environment and Privy Counsellor 1 Father: George Hubert MEACHER Mother: Doris May FOXELL Other Spouse 1 Wife: Lucianne SAWYER Married: May 1998 in Wimbledon 2 Father: Mother: ? Child 1: Unknown SAWYER ? Child 2: Unknown SAWYER Sources: (1) St Martin's Press, Who's Who. Born in 1939, Michael Meacher was educated at Berkhamstead School, New College Oxford and the London School of Economics. He joined the Labour Party in 1962 and has been Labour Member of Parliament for Oldham West (now Oldham West and Royton) since 1970. He contested Colchester in 1966 and Oldham West in 1968. Political career His political appointments comprise: Under Secretary for Industry, 1974-75 Under Secretary for Health and Social Security, 1975-79 Candidate for Labour Party Deputy Leadership, 1983 Member of Labour Party National Executive Committee 1983-89 Member of Shadow Cabinet 1983-1997 Principal Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on: Health and Social Security 1983-87 Employment 1987-89 Social Security 1989-92 Overseas Development and Co-operation 1992-93 Citizen's Charter and Science 1993-94 Transport 1994-95 Employment 1995-96 Environmental Protection 1996-97 Minister of State for the Environment and Privy Counsellor since May 1997 He is a Parliamentary representative and member of UNISON. He was a member of the Select Committee on the Treasury and Civil Service (1981-83). His other affiliations are the Fabian Society, SERA and the Child Poverty Action Group. His hobbies include reading, sport and music. Previous Occupation: Journalism; Author/Writer; Lecturer Career History: 1964: Secretary, Danilo Dolci Trust; 1965-66: Sembal research fellow, Essex University; 1966-69: Lecturer, York University; 1970: Lecturer, LSE; 1980-86: Visiting professor, Surrey University Marital Status: Married Children: Two daughters, two sons, two stepchildren
(2) St Martin's Press, Who's Who, She was Mrs Sawyer when she married Michael 

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