Manchester, , United Kingdom
|| June 21, 1930
|Died||February 26, 2017
Feb 26, 2017 08:50pm
Jewish - Socialist - Internationalist -
|Info||The Rt Hon Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman |
A journalist and advisor to Harold Wilson turned politician.
Member of Parliament for Manchester Ardwick 1970-1983, Manchester Gorton 1983-present. Junior Minister (Environment 1974-1975, Industry 1975-1979) 1974-1979, Shadow Environment Secretary 1980-1983, Shadow Home Secretary 1983-1987, Shadow Foreign Secretary 1987-1992. Chairman of the Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport 1992-2005, Member of the Labour Party NEC 1991-1992, apponted to the Privy Council 1978, knighted in 2004.
In recent years, Kaufman has become a high-profile critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians.
Kaufman is also a published author and his works include The Left: a symposium (1966), How to be a Minister (1980) and Meet Me in St Louis (1994). Kaufman was also one of the writers for the legendary satirical television programme That Was The Week That Was .