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A selection of Gerald Kaufman’s votes
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Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 36 votes against, 17 absences, between 2014–2016.
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 13 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2016.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Gerald Kaufman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Gerald Kaufman’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 23 March 2016 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards to Mr C Costigan.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 13 April 2016 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms L Taylor.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated 22 March 2016 with regard to Mr S Rizvi.
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Former Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 26 February 2017 — Died
Also represented Manchester Ardwick
Topics of interest
Gerald Kaufman campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Members: Correspondence
- West Coast Railway Line
- Greater Manchester
Other offices held in the past
- Father of the House of Commons (7 May 2015 to 26 Feb 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1 Jan 2003 to 26 Feb 2017)
- 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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