Michael Joseph Patrick Kane (born 9 January 1969) is a British Labour Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East on 13 February 2014. The by-election was held following the death of Paul Goggins MP.
Kane in 2020
|Shadow Minister for Aviation and Maritime|
|Assumed office |
9 April 2020
|Leader||Sir Keir Starmer|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Shadow Minister for Schools|
9 October 2016 – 9 April 2020
|Preceded by||Nic Dakin|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Greenwood|
|Shadow Minister for International Development|
18 September 2015 – 27 June 2016
|Preceded by||Anas Sarwar|
|Succeeded by||Imran Hussein|
|Member of Parliament |
for Wythenshawe and Sale East
|Assumed office |
13 February 2014
|Preceded by||Paul Goggins|
Michael Joseph Patrick Kane
9 January 1969
|Alma mater||Manchester Metropolitan University|
He attended St Aidan's Primary School in Northern Moor; he moved on to St Paul's RC High School in Newall Green before studying for his A Levels at Loreto College, Hulme, Manchester. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in Social Sciences in 1997 and a PGCE in 1999.
Kane joined the Labour Party at 18. In 1991 he was elected to Manchester City Council in Northenden ward, gaining his seat from the Conservatives (the sitting councillor stood as an Independent Conservative against her replacement, but Kane had more votes than both put together). He was re-elected in 1995, 1999 and 2003 but lost in 2004 to the Liberal Democrats on new ward boundaries. Kane was appointed Executive Member for Arts and Leisure in 2007.
Kane worked behind the scenes for several politicians, including as office manager for Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde. He was also a parliamentary assistant to Reynolds and James Purnell, the previous MP for Stalybridge and Hyde. He worked for Tameside Council as a Senior Executive Assistant based in the council leader's office. In July 2013 Kane became the acting chief executive of Movement for Change, an organisation set up by David Miliband to run local political campaigns and train organisers.
On 24 January 2014, he was selected as the Labour candidate for the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election. He was subsequently elected Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East with 13,261 votes.
Kane is married to Sandra Bracegirdle (who is also a councillor in the City of Manchester). He plays a number of wind instruments including the Uilleann pipes, bagpipes and the flute. He is a Manchester City Football Club season ticket holder and, like his predecessor as MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East Paul Goggins, managed to bring Manchester City into his maiden speech in the House of Commons. He also played the pipes in a musical performance before a game at Maine Road, the club's former home ground. In August 2015, Kane won the Northenden boat race.
- Hennessy, Mark (10 February 2014). "Son of Irish immigrants looks set to take seat for Labour". The Irish Times. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Williams, Jennifer (14 February 2014). "Labour win Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "KANE, Michael Joseph Patrick". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2017 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
- Perraudin, Frances (10 February 2014). "Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection: what to expect on Thursday". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher, "Local Elections Handbook 1991", Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, 1991, p. 29.
- Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher, "Local Elections Handbook 2004", Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, 2004, p. 52.
- "Culture News". Manchester City Council. July–August 2007. p. 1.
- Colin Rallings, Michael Thrasher, "Local Elections Handbook 2008", Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, 2008, p. 44.
- Hope, Christopher (5 February 2014). "Labour's Wythenshawe and Sale East candidate wanted David Miliband to be leader". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Kane makes local connections count as he cruises to victory". Labor uncut. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Billington, Liam. "Tameside's jobs for the boys". The TaxPayers' Alliance. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Christopher Hope, Matthew Holehouse (13 February 2014). "David Miliband organisation run by Labour's candidate in Wythenshawe and Sale East fined over unlawful donations". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
- Williams, Jennifer (24 January 2014). "Labour choose ex-councillor Michael Kane to defend the late Paul Goggins' Wythenshawe and Sale East seat in by-election". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Wintour, Patrick (14 February 2014). "Labour wins Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection with Ukip second". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Full list of MPs and MEPs backing challenger Owen Smith". LabourList. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
- "Meet Labour's new education team". 10 October 2016.
- Williams, Jennifer (12 February 2014). "Hidden Agenda: Prospective MP Mike Kane flies the Red Flag, on his flute". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Coughlan, Sean (16 September 2017). "Can Labour get back in touch with Catholic voters?". BBC News. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Article in the Manchester Gazette
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for
Wythenshawe and Sale East