Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman MP
I wrote this short note in The Times for their Obituary page a couple of days after hois death had been announced:
"Gerald enjoyed America especially the chance to riffle through stalls at a flee market looking to add to his extraordinary collection of film posters from the 1940s and 50s. On Select Committee visits he would naughtily fix hotel accommodation thirty or so miles away from our first breakfast meeting so as to sleep in a room or walk up a staircase which had featured in one such film. In the right mood he would also sing songs from the same. He was a loner but such fun. I hope his film poster collection is not lost or broken up."
I had spent quite a bit of time trying to persuade him to leave it to Exeter University between 2010-2103.