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Mike Kane’s voting in Parliament
Mike Kane is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a random selection of Mike Kane’s votes.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2022.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 28 votes against, 8 absences, between 2014–2022.
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Mike Kane has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Earlier this year, the then Transport Secretary said of the P&O scandal: “we will never support those who treat workers with such callousness”—[Official Report, 30 March 2022; Vol. 711, c. 842.] I now have evidence that its competitor, Irish Ferries, pays its seafarers just £5.50 an hour, yet in September Ministers awarded it a contract worth tens of thousands of pounds. How can the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Secretary of State for Justice on developing minimum wage corridors between UK ports and ports in Crown Dependencies.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether P&O Ferries was considered for funding through round two of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition; and whether P&O Ferries will be barred from round three.
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Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East
Entered the House of Commons on 13 February 2014 — Byelection
Topics of interest
Mike Kane campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department for Transport
- Department for International Development
- Home Office
- HM Treasury
- Schools: Finance
- Isle of Wight Studio School: Closures
- Primary Education: Free School Meals
- Schools: Buildings
- Financial Services: Licensing
Currently held offices
- Member, Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords] Committee (since 4 Feb 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 10 Apr 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) (9 Oct 2016 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (International Development) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Member, Treasury Committee (24 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Mar 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Cardinal Maritime Ltd
Address of donor: Leestone Road, Sharston Industrial Estate, Manchester M22 4RB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 for community projects in my constituency
Date received: 30 September 2022
Date accepted: 30 September 2022
Donor status: company, registration 03444899
(Registered 18 October 2022)
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops Conference England & Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: An intern in my parliamentary office for ten months, who will receive an educational allowance of £7,000 paid directly to them, plus accommodation valued at £10,710.60, total value £17,710.60
Date received: 17 October 2022 - 21 July 2023
Date accepted: 17 October 2022
Donor status: company, registration 4734592
(Registered 07 November 2022)
From 28 May 2022, a non-Executive Director
of The Oxford Group
, whose programmes include initiatives to develop sustainable communities; making films about conflict resolution; working to bring trust and integrity into the business and financial sectors; helping young people to find a sense of vocation. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 13 September 2022)
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