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Sir Gerald Kaufman
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Father of the House
In office
7 May 2015 – 26 February 2017
Preceded by Peter Tapsell
Succeeded by Kenneth Clarke
Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee
In office
1992 – 2005
National Heritage Committee until 1997
Preceded by Committee established
Succeeded by John Whittingdale
Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office
13 July 1987 – 24 July 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Denis Healey
Succeeded by Jack Cunningham
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
31 October 1983 – 13 July 1987
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Roy Hattersley
Succeeded by Roy Hattersley
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment
In office
8 December 1980 – 31 October 1983
Leader Michael Foot
Preceded by Roy Hattersley
Succeeded by Jack Cunningham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
8 March 1974 – 12 June 1975
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Succeeded by Ernest Armstrong
Member of Parliament
for Manchester Gorton
In office
9 June 1983 – 26 February 2017
Preceded by Kenneth Marks
Majority 24,079 (57.3%)
Member of Parliament
for Manchester Ardwick
In office
18 June 1970 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Leslie Lever
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Gerald Bernard Kaufman

(1930-06-21)21 June 1930
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 26 February 2017(2017-02-26) (aged 86)
Political party Labour
Alma mater Queen's College, Oxford

Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman (21 June 1930 – 26 February 2017) was a British Labour politician.

Kaufman served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 until his death in 2017. He served first for Manchester Ardwick and then for Manchester Gorton.

He was a government minister in the 1970s and a member of the Shadow Cabinet in the 1980s. He became Father of the House after the retirement of Peter Tapsell in 2015. At the time of his death, he was the eldest sitting MP of the UK Parliament.

Kaufman died on 26 February 2017 at the age of 86.



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