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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 against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kevin Brennan generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Kevin Brennan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Kevin Brennan’s full vote analysis page for more.

Kevin Brennan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • EU Exit: End of Transition Period 23 Sep 2020

    You should read the Daily Mail.
  • EU Exit: End of Transition Period 23 Sep 2020

    Seven thousand HGV lorries parked end to end would stretch from this building to Dover—that is the scale of the problem that the Minister has set out. Where will the 29 extra lorry parks be? We need to know that. This is about Government preparedness. His statement seemed to be all about passing the blame on to business for the chaos being caused by his Government.
  • Business of the House 17 Sep 2020

    What’s the dog’s name?

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Profile

Labour MP for Cardiff West

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

Kevin Brennan campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Academies
  • 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: 14 Sep 2020.

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:
28 October 2019, received £878.82 for two performances on 19/20 December 2018. Hours: 8 hrs in total. (Registered 24 December 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite Wales
Address of donor: 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Postage with a value of £1,125

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020; updated 07 February 2020)
Name of donor: Musicians Union
Address of donor: 60-62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Print credits with a value of £2,000

Date received: 6 November 2019

Date accepted: 6 November 2019

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Royal Opera House
Address of donor: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets as Shadow DCMS Minister for a performance, total value £450

Date received: 22 January 2020

Date accepted: 22 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 480523

(Registered 12 February 2020)
Name of donor: Universal Music Group International Ltd
Address of donor: 4 Pancras square, London N1C 4AG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket and hospitality to attend The Brit Awards; value £1,140

Date received: 17 February 2020

Date accepted: 17 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 01778189

(Registered 27 February 2020)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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