Kevin Brennan

MP, Cardiff West

Cardiff West Labour

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How Kevin Brennan voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails

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Kevin Brennan hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Under-occupancy Penalty 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the operation of the under-occupancy penalty so that it applies only when suitable alternative accommodation is readily available.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Attainment (Less Affluent Children) 21 Jul 2014

    I welcome the new Education Secretary to her job. I also welcome back the Schools Minister, who has made the greatest comeback since Lazarus. I am not sure why we need two Schools Ministers, one in the blue corner and one in the yellow corner, but perhaps that is the reason. One suggestion for the Education Secretary that I have received is that she should change the locks at Sanctuary...
  • Written Answers — Education: Departmental Responsibilities 21 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the responsibilities will be of the Minister of State in her Department, the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

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Labour MP for Cardiff West

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Wales
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Teachers: Training
  • Academies
  • Free Schools
  • Kings Science Academy
  • Schools: Playing Fields

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 17 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Department for Children, Schools and Families (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (13 Oct 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills), Department for Children, Schools and Families (10 Jun 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Alan Milburn, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster), Cabinet Office (2 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (to 20 Jan 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 90 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 172 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 28 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 94 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevin Brennan’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 494 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

11. Miscellaneous
On 30 July 2013 I received £20,000 from News Group Newspapers, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY. This was in settlement an action in relation to phone hacking. (Registered 31 July 2013)

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