Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Gerald Kaufman voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
The hon. Member for Kettering (Mr Hollobone), with whom I worked closely in the all-party parliamentary group on Palestine, talked about the traditional British way of life. I do not know what the traditional British way of life is. This country has been conquered and inhabited by waves of immigrants ever since the Romans came here. Manchester is called Manchester because the Romans went...
I have not received any representations whatsoever in favour of the Bill, but I have received many that oppose it. However, even if I had not received a single such representation, I would still oppose it, out of principle. I would oppose it because we do not live in a democracy in which people can be restricted in the way they conduct their lives. A little while ago the hon. Member for...
Every one of us, from our constituencies and from our daily lives, has the ability to contribute validly and constructively to the debate, as my hon. Friend has just done.
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Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Members: Correspondence
- Greater Manchester
- West Coast Railway Line
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (3 Dec 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 3 Dec 2008)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Nov 2005 to 4 Oct 2006)
- Chairman, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 134 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 67.44% 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") 1609 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Address of donor : Members Hill, Brooklands Rd, Weybridge, KT13 0QU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, transport to and from London, and associated hospitality at Glyndebourne at an approximate value of £1,278
Date of receipt of donation: 13 June 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 13 June 2013
Donor status: company, registration 01501573
(Registered 19 June 2013)
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