Sir Gerald Kaufman, British politician, Died at 86

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Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman was born on June 21, 1930, and died on February 26, 2017.

He was a British Labour politician.

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

Gerald Kaufman was a government minister in the 1970s and a member of the Shadow Cabinet in the 1980s.

Kaufman became Father of the House in 2015 and was the oldest sitting MP of the UK Parliament at the time of his death.

He was known for his forthright views, particularly his criticism over the state of Israel.

Gerald Kaufman voted against the Labour Party whip on several occasions and came under criticism during the parliamentary expenses scandal.

Sir Gerald Kaufman passed away at 86 years old.

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