Kevin Brennan (politician)

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Kevin Brennan (politician)

British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West since 2001, and was a Minister of State at both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Children, Schools and Families before the 2010 general election add

Category: Politics

Born in 1959.

Countries: United Kingdom (79%), (21%)

Main connections: Wales, Education (Sciences), Member of parliament

Linked to: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Labour Party, Cabinet Office, Department for Education

 

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Kevin Brennan was born in 1959 add something

 

"'Kevin Denis Brennan"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West since 2001, and was a Minister of State at both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Children, Schools and Families before the 2010 general election add something


1982

He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1982, and was elected President of the Oxford Union in the same year with support from William Hague who preferred Brennan's candidacy over others from the left of the Conservative faction in the Union add something

 

In 1982, Brennan joined the Cwmbran Community Press as a journalist add something


1984

He joined the National Union of Teachers in 1984 before becoming a teacher at Radyr Comprehensive School in 1985 add something


1985

After Oxford he returned to Wales to study at the University College of Wales, Cardiff where he qualified as a teacher with a PGCE in history in 1985 add something


1988

Brennan has been married to Amy Lynn Wack since 1988; the couple has one daughter add something


1991

Between 1991-2001, Brennan was a member of Cardiff Council representing the ward of Canton, Cardiff add something


1992

He finished his education with a master's degree in Education Management at the University of Glamorgan in 1992 add something


1994

He left the school in 1994 as Head of the Economics Department add something


2001

Following Rhodri Morgan's decision to step down as the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West in order to concentrate on being the First Minister of Wales, Brennan was selected as the Labour candidate for the constituency and subsequently became the MP for Cardiff West in 2001 add something


2007

In June 2007, Blair's successor, Gordon Brown, appointed Brennan as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families in the new Department for Children, Schools and Families, replacing Parmjit Dhanda add something


2008

Brennan was replaced in this role by Lady Morgan following the government reshuffle in October 2008 add something


2009

He moved to the Cabinet Office before he was promoted in 2009, becoming the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs with responsibilities in both the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills add something

 

Gareth Thomas (English politician) - In the June 2009 reshuffle DBERR was abolished, leaving Thomas to continue his role solely at International Development, with responsibility for Consumer Affairs passing to Kevin Brennan


2010

Following the 2010 General Election he continued this role in a Shadow Ministerial capacity before Ed Miliband's decision to appoint Brennan to his current position of Shadow Minister for Schools add something


2015

Burden was made Shadow Minister for Trade, Investment, and Intellectual Property by Jeremy Corbyn in September 2015, with responsibility for, among others, low carbon business sectors, manufacturing, construction, trade, and intellectual property add something


2016

He resigned from this position on 28 June 2016, following a motion of no confidence in Corbyn which was passed overwhelmingly by Labour MPs add something

 

He was Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills until he resigned on 28 June 2016 add something