|Member of Parliament
for City of Durham
12 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
|Preceded by||Mark Hughes|
|Succeeded by||Roberta Blackman-Woods|
|Born||20 April 1945|
|Alma mater||Sheffield Hallam University, Northumbria University|
Gerald Neil Steinberg (born 20 April 1945) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament for the City of Durham from 1987 until his retirement at the 2005 general election.
He is the son of Harry and Esther Steinberg.
Steinberg attended St. Margaret's CE Primary School in Durham and then Whinney Hill Secondary Modern School and Johnston Grammar School (both schools now known as Durham Johnston Comprehensive School) on Crossgate Moor. He gained a Teachers Certificate at Sheffield College of Education (now a campus of Sheffield Hallam University) on Collegiate Crescent in Sheffield and later a Diploma of Education (DipEd) of Backward Children (Special Educational Needs) at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus). He started teaching at Hexham Camp School in 1966, then moved to Elemore Hall in County Durham in 1969. From 1975-87 he was at Whitworth House Special School in Spennymoor where he became Head Teacher. He joined the Labour Party in 1969 and became election agent for Durham MP Dr Mark Hughes in 1973. In May 1975 he was elected to Durham City Council.
He was secretary of the Labour Group on the city council from 1981 to 1987 and Co-Leader of the Council from 1983 to 1987.
In 1985 he was selected from a short list of six to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for Durham City after Hughes decided not to stand again. He was elected as the Member of Parliament in June 1987.
He is a keen follower of sports, especially cricket, football, squash and tennis. He is a keen Sunderland AFC supporter.
On August 25, 1969 he married Margaret (Meg) Thornton, a teacher. They have a son and a daughter.
- Royal accounting in February 2005
- Durham students in February 2004
- Durham Theatre in December 2003
- Durham students in October 2003
- Teachers' sick leave in February 2003
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for City of Durham