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  Kaufman, Gerald
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NameGerald Kaufman
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Born June 21, 1930
DiedFebruary 26, 2017 (86 years)
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InfoThe 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 .

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  05/07/2015 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 67.08% (+57.31%)
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 50.13% (+17.49%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 53.15% (+19.94%)
  06/07/2001 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 62.80% (+41.51%)
  05/01/1997 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 65.28% (+47.76%)
  04/09/1992 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 62.33% (+42.87%)
  06/11/1987 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 54.40% (+31.08%)
  06/09/1983 UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton Won 51.20% (+22.72%)
  12/04/1980 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Won 6.49% (-0.19%)
  05/03/1979 UK Parliament - Manchester Ardwick Won 56.66% (+23.91%)
  10/10/1974 UK Parliament - Manchester Ardwick Won 55.52% (+24.09%)
  02/28/1974 UK Parliament - Manchester Ardwick Won 50.48% (+15.34%)
  06/18/1970 UK Parliament - Manchester Ardwick Won 56.14% (+12.28%)
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UK EU Membership Referendum - Jun 23, 2016 YES Remain
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Sep 22, 2010 LAB David Miliband