|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim North
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
|Preceded by||New Creation|
|Succeeded by||Philip McGuigan|
25 November 1947 |
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
Born in Ballymoney, Kane joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1974 and served until 1984. He joined the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), and was elected to Moyle District Council in 1985, serving as its Chair in 1990 and 1996. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, representing North Antrim at the 1998 election.
Kane was accused of indecently assaulting a former council worker in October 2002. He left the DUP soon afterwards, citing ill health, and stood down from his council seat soon afterwards, prompting a by-election. Kane contested the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003 as an independent, but took only 623 votes and was not elected.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Antrim North
1998 - 2003