Date of release: Monday, January 12, 2015

Michael MeacherWith the general election fast approaching, the next Big Picture seminar at the University of Greenwich presents a timely political debate.

The Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP will be speaking at the seminar, which is free to attend and open to all, on Wednesday 28 January on the topic of Labour’s economic policy and the alternative needed.

During his career Mr Meacher spent 11 years as a member of the government, and was continually on the parliamentary front bench for nearly three decades. 

He was Minister for the Environment in the Blair government between 1997 and 2003, prior to which he was a Minister in the Wilson-Callaghan governments between 1974 and 1979. He was also a member of the Shadow Cabinet between 1983 and 1997. 

Michael Meacher is active on various domestic and international issues, including the economy, the background to the Iraq War and its consequences, GM crops and climate change. He is Chair of Parliament First, the all-party group working to achieve further reforms of Parliament.

Run by the university’s Business School, the popular Big Picture seminar series gives high-profile speakers a chance to share their expertise with students, staff and the general public. Subjects include entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the economy and the media.

The seminar takes place from 5pm at the Greenwich Campus. It is free to attend but essential to register: for details, see:

To find out more about studying with the Business School:, email or call 020 8331 9000.

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Picture: The Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP.