Gerald Kaufman campaigned to remain in the European Union
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Gerald Kaufman’s voting in Parliament
Gerald Kaufman is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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Gerald Kaufman almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Gerald Kaufman generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Gerald Kaufman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
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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Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented Manchester Ardwick
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Members: Correspondence
- West Coast Railway Line
- Greater Manchester
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 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Gerald Kaufman’s speeches
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 40.23% 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.
- 258 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gerald Kaufman’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1641 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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