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Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton
- Also represented Manchester Ardwick
- Entered Parliament on 18 June 1970 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gerald Kaufman voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Treasury, Work and Pensions, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Correspondence, Members: Correspondence, Greater Manchester, Manchester, Gorton, Middle East
(based on written questions asked by Gerald Kaufman and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Tributes to Nelson Mandela (9 Dec 2013)
“For an exhibition that it was planning to mount, the National Portrait Gallery asked me to nominate the three greatest figures of the 20th century and the reasons why. I nominated Winston Churchill for saving this country in the second world war, Mikhail Gorbachev for ending the cold war and Nelson Mandela for being Nelson Mandela. The first time I met Nelson Mandela was when he visited...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Commodity Markets (9 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the European Commission's proposals of 30 September 2013 to curb excessive speculation in the commodity derivative markets under the revised markets in financial instruments directive; and if he will make representations in its support.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Members: Correspondence (5 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 16 October 2013 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr K Joslin.”
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 128 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 66.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1596 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£15,962 (410th)||£13,558 (513th)||£21,420 (316th)||£21,634||£16,085 (458th)||£18,134 (369th)||£13,081 (560th)||£11,197 (joint 536th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£12,348 (524th)||£10,046 (592nd)||£10,408 (616th)||£14,337||£15,688 (460th)||£16,947 (530th)||£18,207 (262nd)||£6,016 (608th)|
|Staffing costs||£89,006 (464th)||£80,531 (524th)||£76,517 (533rd)||£64,333||£57,099 (628th)||£57,718 (615th)||£59,107 (543rd)||£36,963 (569th)|
|Communications Allowance||£13,607 (45th)||£2,065 (557th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£19,213 (24th)1||£15,255 (71st)2||£15,609 (59th)||£16,003||£18,205 (79th)||£15,604 (124th)||£14,794 (148th)||£12,621 (121st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£338 (262nd)||£0||£0||£848 (joint 206th with 1 other)||£1,267 (121st)||£0||£762 (joint 170th with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,632 (211th)||£849 (290th)||£1,348 (186th)||£1,093||£1,299 (208th)||£1,381 (joint 144th with 1 other)||£1,294 (219th)||£1,564 (joint 152nd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,485 (joint 296th with 2 others)||£3,575 (228th)||£3,575||£2,615 (316th)||£2,719 (joint 302nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£522 (638th)||£289 (636th)||£289||£1,768 (482nd)||£1,768 (473rd)||£1,480 (549th)||£1,480 (476th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£5,678||£8,167 (25th)||£0||£11,035 (7th)||£0|
|Total||£154,767 (268th)||£125,649 (571st)||£129,166 (467th)||£126,942||£121,774 (364th)||£115,538 (400th)||£118,998 (194th)||£70,603 (596th)|