Conference to welcome well-known Labour MP

Conference to welcome well-known Labour MP

Conference to welcome well-known Labour MP

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FORMER environment secretary Michael Meacher MP will be the keynote speaker at the Stroud Constituency Labour Party Conference.

The free event is at the Space, Lansdown, from 9.30am to 5pm on Saturday, October 18.

Mr Meacher MP was first elected to parliament in 1970, representing Oldham West.

He was Minister of State for the Environment and a Privy Counsellor from May 1997 to June 2003, in Tony Blair’s government.

In February 2007 he stood for the Labour leadership, challenging Gordon Brown and John McDonnell.

In May of that year, after talks with Mr McDonnell, he announced he would stand aside in order to back Mr McDonnell as the “candidate of the left”.

The theme of the conference is “the state we’re in; the society we need”.

Please visit: stroudconfer ence.org.uk for further information on the conference.

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4:37pm Sat 30 Aug 14

VoteUKIPGetUKIP says...

If ever there was a Champagne Socialist it is Michael Meacher.

He reputedly owns nine properties, was privately educated, went to Oxbridge and his father was a stockbroker.

Hardly a **** handed son of toil is he, Stroud Labour ?

Meacher is so far to the loony left of the Labour Party that David Cameron is on record as asking him in the House of Commons whether or not he had been taking mind altering substances.

This was not many years after Meacher had developed the theory that the US had organised the 9/11 attacks on itself in order to provide a pretext to invade Iraq.

I am not sure about using the Space as a venue, maybe an estate agent's or a therapist's might be more appropriate.

Is this political dinosaur really the best that Stroud Labour can come up with ?

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If ever there was a Champagne Socialist it is Michael Meacher. He reputedly owns nine properties, was privately educated, went to Oxbridge and his father was a stockbroker. Hardly a **** handed son of toil is he, Stroud Labour ? Meacher is so far to the loony left of the Labour Party that David Cameron is on record as asking him in the House of Commons whether or not he had been taking mind altering substances. This was not many years after Meacher had developed the theory that the US had organised the 9/11 attacks on itself in order to provide a pretext to invade Iraq. I am not sure about using the Space as a venue, maybe an estate agent's or a therapist's might be more appropriate. Is this political dinosaur really the best that Stroud Labour can come up with ? JOIN THE PEOPLE'S ARMY VOTE UKIP IN 2015 VoteUKIPGetUKIP
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