Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Gerald Kaufman, Oldest British Lawmaker, Dies At 86

Kaufman, an outspoken former top Labour Party leader, served for nearly a half century representing a left wing-leaning district in Manchester.

Ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the Guardian that Kaufman “gave the wisest of advice to Labour leaders who relied upon him throughout his 47 years in Westminster.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called Kaufman an “iconic and irascible figure in the Labour party.” H

Members of the rival Conservative Party also mourned Kaufman’s death, recalling him as a jovial figure known for his keen wit and sharp sense of style.




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.