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Rt. Hon. Gerald Bernard KAUFMAN

Rt. Hon. Gerald Bernard KAUFMAN, British Member of Parliament. Privy Counsellor, 1978.


  • KAUFMAN, Rt. Hon. Gerald Bernard was born on June 21, 1930. Parents: Louis Kaufman and Jane Kaufman (née Panteira).

  • Education

    • Leeds Grammar School. Queen’s College, Oxford University.


    • Parliamentary Press Liaison Officer, Labour Party, Prime Minister’s Office, 1965-1970. Member of Parliament, since 1970. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, 1974.

      Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in Department of Industry, 1974-1975. Minister of State at Department of Industry, 1975-1979. Opposition Spokesman on Environment, 1980-1983.

      Shadow Home Secretary, 1983-1987. Shadow Foreign Secretary, 1987-1992. Member. Labour Party National Executive, 1991-1992.

      Assistant General Secretary, Fabian Society, 1954-1955. Political staff, Daily Mirror, 1955-1964. Political Correspondent, New Statesman, 1964-1965.


    • How to be a Minister
    • Written by the only remaining member of the Labour party who knows what it is like to be a minister in power.
    • To Build The Promised Land. 1973. How To Be A Minister, 1980.

      My Life In The Silver Screen, 1985. Inside The Promised Land, 1986.


    Party affiliation: Labour Party



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    Born June 21, 1930