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Kevin Brennan’s voting in Parliament
Kevin Brennan is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Kevin Brennan sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Kevin Brennan generally voted for a transparent Parliament; most current Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2007–2009. Labour, 11 votes, between 2007–2009
Kevin Brennan generally voted against the Iraq war; most current Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2002–2003. Labour, 6 votes, between 2002–2003
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Kevin Brennan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the attainment of pupils in receipt of free school meals.
May I wish you and the House a happy Saint David’s day, Mr Speaker? The Secretary of State has said that no child’s prospects should be blighted by the pandemic and that he would not be timid in his responses, but earlier he sounded vague when he was asked for specifics. The schools Minister has had the job for a decade, so he should not need to outsource his answer to consultants. What...
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a strategy to re-open the live events sector as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.
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Labour MP for Cardiff West
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
Kevin Brennan campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Education
- Department for Culture
- Media and Sport
- Teachers: Training
- Green Investment Bank: Privatisation
- Free Schools
- Kings Science Academy
Currently held offices
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since 10 Mar 2020)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage) (3 Jul 2017 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage) (9 Oct 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (18 Sep 2015 to 9 Oct 2016)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- 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 (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (also Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for Children, Schools and Families) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Government Whip (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 May 2005 to 5 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 (16 Jul 2001 to 19 Jan 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Fees received for appearing as part of the parliamentary rock band ‘MP4’ in the Matt Forde Live Christmas Show, produced by Avalon productions, 4A Exmoor St, London W10 6BD:
13 November 2020, received £960.28 for rehearsals and performance on 18 December 2019. Hours: 7 hrs in total. (Registered 23 November 2020)
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