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Kevin Brennan MP

Labour MP for Cardiff West.

Kevin Brennan is a Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West since 2001 after succeeding Rhodri Morgan. Mr Brennan has held numerous front bench positions and is currently the Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage in the Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport team.
We Need To Put Creativity Back At The Heart Of Our Communities And

We Need To Put Creativity Back At The Heart Of Our Communities And Schools

Art is a shared cultural inheritance in which everyone has a right to participate, and Government should work to ensure that that is the case. But, on this Tory Government's watch, art is increasingly becoming seen as the preserve of the rich. Both the creation and the appreciation of art are perceived as exclusive luxuries.
14/09/2017 15:01 BST
Keep Calm And Carry

Keep Calm And Carry On

My office is on the 5th floor of Portcullis House, the modern building that directly overlooks the place where the attacker crashed his car into the railings of the House of Commons, and New Palace Yard where he fatally stabbed a Police Officer and was then shot dead.
25/03/2017 17:22 GMT
A Squad System For The

A Squad System For The Lords

The publication of Boundary Commission Proposals for the next election has sparked a lively debate. Inevitably, there is a very close interest in this matter from MPs themselves, some of whom find that the new proposals cut up their beloved constituency into several pieces.
15/09/2016 16:06 BST
No Easy Answers on

No Easy Answers on Syria

In a lengthy and in depth discussion at the Cardiff West Labour Party monthly meeting last Friday we agreed that there were no easy moral certainties over the debate on Syria. Those on either side of the argument who see the question of what is the right thing for the UK to do in black and white, ignore the fact that this is not a question of war and peace.
30/11/2015 14:56 GMT
We Should Choose Andy Not the Romance of

We Should Choose Andy Not the Romance of Opposition

We are now seeing how the Tories are using their power to reverse that trend with an old style Tory blend of private affluence and public squalor. This is the cost of losing. That is why we can't afford the luxury of long term opposition. We must decide we are going to win next time, and do what is best to achieve that.
10/08/2015 16:51 BST
A British MP and an Irish

A British MP and an Irish Journey

A recent visit to the Irish Parliament with a group of fellow British MPs led me to reflect how the events that led to the creation of an Irish State played a part in my own personal history.
04/07/2013 15:35 BST
A Golden Olympics Legacy Under

A Golden Olympics Legacy Under Threat

Some may question the value of PE and school sport citing their own school experiences of poor quality PE teaching in a bygone age. But research shows that physical activity can help to improve academic performance. Indeed specialist sports colleges were often the most improved schools academically in recent years.
14/02/2013 17:27 GMT