Michael McCann (politician)

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Michael McCann
Member of Parliament
for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Adam Ingram
Majority 14,503 (28.5%)
Personal details
Born (1964-01-02) 2 January 1964 (age 50)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Tracey Anne McCann[2]

Michael McCann (born 2 January 1964)[3] is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow since 2010, succeeding Adam Ingram.[4]

February 2011, saw a BBC Scotland News investigation into the relationship between McCann and James Kean, a local property developer and Labour Party donor.[5] Mr McCann did not declare a relationship whilst he was a councillor, serving on the planning and estates committees in South Lanarkshire. During Mr McCann's tenure numerous applications related to Mr Kean came before committee.

It was also alleged that the Labour MP intervened vigorously in a dispute between Mr Kean and a rival bidder over a supermarket application that stood to earn the victor around £18 million. The bid involving Mr Kean’s company, Kean Properties, was eventually granted planning permission in October 2010. Kean Properties is registered at the same address in nearby Cambuslang as Kilbride Construction - owned by Mr Kean’s brother Paul, also a Labour party donor.[6]

Charged with breach of the peace and reported to the Procurator Fiscal on 7th October 2014 over an alleged confrontation with a 17-year-old boy and his friend as the pair campaigned for Yes Scotland in his East Kilbride constituency.[7] Prior to the incident, McCann had described the referendum debate as “gutter” level and spoke of the “scandalous” personal attacks against him.[8]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Adam Ingram
Member of Parliament for East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow