A selection of Alun Cairns's votes
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Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
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Alun Cairns never rebelled against their party in this parliament
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Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Innovation and Skills
- Energy and Climate Change
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Consultants
- Trade Union Officials
- Mobile Phones
- S4C: Finance
Currently held offices
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (since 15 Jul 2014)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (since 15 Jul 2014)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Administration Committee (9 May 2011 to 12 May 2014)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Has voted in 97.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 210 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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