Mike Kane

Shadow Minister (Transport)

Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

@MikeKaneMP https://facebook.com/mikekanemp

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo: Oxfam International

Mike Kane almost always voted for measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Major votes

  • On 18 May 2022: Mike Kane was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Mike Kane voted in favour of laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Mike Kane voted to require the benefits of any subsidies to outweigh any negative effects on the UK's aim of net zero emissions of targeted greenhouse gases by 2050. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Mike Kane voted in favour of laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Mike Kane was absent for a vote on Environment Bill — Clause 18 — Policy Statement on Environmental Principles — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Mike Kane voted to make supporting reducing the United Kingdom's net targeted greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 the initial core mission of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Show vote
  • On 26 May 2021: Mike Kane voted to ban the burning of certain types of vegetation in almost all upland areas with peat soils in England. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2021: Mike Kane voted to require public authorities to act in accordance with the following principles in relation to the environment: preventative action to avert damage; the precautionary principle; rectifying damage at source and "polluter pays". Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2021: Mike Kane voted to to require the Financial Conduct Authority to have regard to the target of reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels by 2050 when setting capital and risk related requirements for investment firms. Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2020: Mike Kane voted to seek to ensure any regulations on the subject of climate change risk which apply to those running certain occupational pension schemes align with the aims of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Mike Kane voted to require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes. Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Mike Kane voted to require a "climate and nature emergency impact statement" as part of any proposal for financial assistance under a United Kingdom Internal Market Act. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2020: Mike Kane voted in favour of developing and implementing a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Mike Kane voted in favour of a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and to bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Mike Kane voted to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Mike Kane voted to require a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Mike Kane voted to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Mike Kane voted to charge the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; for a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and against charging additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Mike Kane voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Mike Kane voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Mike Kane was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources Show vote

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No scoring agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

Minor votes

  • On 23 Nov 2021: Mike Kane voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Mike Kane voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Mike Kane voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Mike Kane voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Mike Kane was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 15 — VAT on Installation of Energy Saving Materials Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Mike Kane voted in favour of reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and against requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote

Informative Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

  • On 24 Jun 2019: Approval of SI setting 2050 Net Zero target date Show Decision

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