Kevin Brennan (politician)

Kevin Denis Brennan (born 16 October 1959) is a Welsh Labour politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff West since 2001. He served as a Minister of State at both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families from 2009 to 2010. Brennan held several junior ministerial offices from 2006 to 2009 at the Treasury, Cabinet Office and Department for Children, Schools and Families. In opposition, he served in various shadow ministerial positions from 2010 to 2020 as a Shadow Minister for BIS, Education, and Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Kevin Brennan

Official portrait, 2020
Minister of State for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs[n 1]
In office
9 June 2009  6 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJohn Hayes (Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning)
Minister of State for the Third Sector
In office
5 October 2008  9 June 2009
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byPhil Hope
Succeeded byAngela Smith
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families
In office
29 June 2007  5 October 2008
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byParmjit Dhanda
Succeeded byThe Baroness Morgan of Drefelin
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
5 May 2006  28 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byJoan Ryan
Succeeded bySteve McCabe
Shadow ministerial posts
2010–20
Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage
In office
9 October 2016  10 April 2020
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byThangam Debbonaire
Succeeded byTracy Brabin (Cultural Industries)
Alex Sobel (Tourism and Heritage)
Shadow Minister for Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property
In office
18 September 2015  28 June 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byStephen Doughty (Trade, Industry and Industrial Relations)
Succeeded byBill Esterson (International Trade)
Gill Furniss (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)
Shadow Minister for Schools
In office
8 October 2010  18 September 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byVernon Coaker
Succeeded byNic Dakin
Member of Parliament
for Cardiff West
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byRhodri Morgan
Majority10,986 (23.8%)
Personal details
Born
Kevin Denis Brennan

(1959-10-16) 16 October 1959 (age 61)
Cwmbran, Wales, UK
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Amy Lynn Wack
(m. 1988)
Children1
Alma materPembroke College, Oxford
Cardiff University
University of South Wales
WebsiteOfficial website