Kanishka is the Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate in the Vale of Glamorgan, after a career in senior government and private sector roles.
In government, Kanishka advised ministers on domestic public policy, as senior adviser at the Cabinet Office and as expert adviser to Britain’s environment secretary. He also advised the Labour Party frontbench as head of tech policy.
In business, Kanishka advised and invested in climate and fintech start-ups across Europe and the US, and previously advised FTSE boards, sovereign finance ministries and start-up founders at Lazard.
Kanishka grew up and lives in South Wales, studied at Oxford and Stanford universities, and is passionate about social mobility and social justice. He ran a national campaign to help British high streets during the national COVID-19 lockdown and has published national research on helping households in severe debt.