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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.

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