Gerald Kaufman

MP, Manchester, Gorton

Manchester, Gorton Labour

Gerald Kaufman’s voting in Parliament

Gerald Kaufman is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Gerald Kaufman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Gerald Kaufman generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Gerald Kaufman never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Manchester Ardwick


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Correspondence
  • West Coast Railway Line
  • Greater Manchester
  • Manchester
  • Gorton

Currently held offices

  • Father of the House of Commons (since 7 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 1 Jan 2003)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Apr 1992 to 5 May 2005)
  • Chair, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1991 to 1 Jul 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (10 Jul 1987 to 20 Sep 1992)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) (10 Nov 1983 to 10 Jul 1987)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) (4 Nov 1980 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Minister of State (Department of Industry) (4 Dec 1975 to 4 May 1979)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Industry) (12 Jun 1975 to 4 Dec 1975)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (8 Mar 1974 to 12 Jun 1975)

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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 39 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 65.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 247 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gerald Kaufman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1638 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.


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