Gerald Kaufman

Former Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

Photo: Neil Howard

Gerald Kaufman generally voted for more powers for local councils

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 13 Dec 2016: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Neighbourhood Planning Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement for Planning Permission for the Demolition or Change of Use of Drinking Establishments Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Neighbourhood Planning Bill — Clause 12 — Power for Secretary of State to Ban Certain Types of Planning Conditions in England Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Gerald Kaufman voted to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Gerald Kaufman voted to give local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 4 — Provision of Discounted Starter Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 72 — Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing — Local Retention of Funds for Social Housing Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 78 — Mandatory Rent Level for High Income Local Authority Tenants Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Gerald Kaufman voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Gerald Kaufman voted against giving local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Gerald Kaufman voted to require the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Gerald Kaufman voted against allowing the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Gerald Kaufman voted against allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and against enabling councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Gerald Kaufman voted against requiring a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Gerald Kaufman voted for local government to have powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Gerald Kaufman voted to boost housing supply by reforming the development industry; for measures to tackle landbanking; for a new generation of New Towns and Garden Cities and for giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Gerald Kaufman voted to give local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Gerald Kaufman voted to give local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Gerald Kaufman voted to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Gerald Kaufman voted to give more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Gerald Kaufman voted to give local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Gerald Kaufman voted for more regulation of the private rental sector, a national register of landlords, clearer information on charges, and the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Gerald Kaufman voted against an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Gerald Kaufman voted against allowing local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and not to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Gerald Kaufman voted to require local councils to keep the amount they spend on council tax reductions for those in financial need the same from year to year. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Gerald Kaufman voted to delay enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Gerald Kaufman voted against allowing ocal councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and not to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted to only allow the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted against the Secretary of State having the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted to only allow the police, not local government officials, to direct that prohibited activity in Parliament Square must either cease, or not start. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted against recommending publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Education Bill (second reading) Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Gerald Kaufman voted against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Gerald Kaufman voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Gerald Kaufman voted against introducing Police and Crime Commissioners, against giving local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and against the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Gerald Kaufman was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Gerald Kaufman voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Gerald Kaufman voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Gerald Kaufman voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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