Kevin Brennan is a Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) 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.
After the 2005 general election, he was promoted to Tony Blair's government as an Assistant Government Whip. 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.
Brennan then 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. 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.