Alun Cairns

MP, Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan Conservative

Alun Cairns’s voting in Parliament

Alun Cairns is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Alun Cairns’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Alun Cairns’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Alun Cairns’s full vote analysis page for more.

Alun Cairns never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Telecommunications: Wales 22 Jul 2015

    The Government is committed to delivering a reformed Electronic Communications Code that works for site providers, Code Operators, and ensures consumers have a choice of high quality telecommunications services. I have met with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, to discuss improvements to digital infrastructure across Wales.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Telecommunications: Wales 22 Jul 2015

    Since May 2015, I have met with Three, to discuss the Electronic Communications Code and improvements to digital infrastructure, including mobile coverage across Wales. This follows a programme of meetings with Mobile Network Operators and broadcasters in the last Parliament on issues such as the Electronic Communications Code and mobile not-spots in Wales.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Living Wage 21 Jul 2015

    This government is the first government to introduce a compulsory Living Wage. All employers will be required to comply with the new national Living Wage of 7.20/ph for those 25 and above, as set out in the Budget.

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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
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Work and Pensions
  • Broadband
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 12 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 94.34% 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alun Cairns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 212 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completion of surveys:
£75 received in September 2014 for completion of survey in July 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 October 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
September 2014, payment of £200 for survey completed on 8 July 2014. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 08 October 2014)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
Payment of £200 received for surveys completed in February, April, May and June 2014. Hours: 2 hrs in total. (Registered 07 January 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Offshore Group Newcastle Ltd
Address of donor: OGN House, Hadrian Way, Wallsend NE28 6HL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 06390883

(Registered 23 September 2014)
Name of donor: Cllr Rhodri Traherne
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 September 2014)
Name of donor: Euro Foods Group Ltd
Address of donor: Langland Way, Reevesland Park Industrial Estate, Newport NP19 4PT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 08854196

(Registered 02 December 2014)
Name of donor: United and Cecil Club
Address of donor: 18 Thorney Lane North, Iver SL0 9JY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: members’ association

(Registered 12 February 2015)
Name of donor: William Johns-Powell
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: Vanessa Johns-Powell
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: MIR Steel UK Ltd
Address of donor: Liberty Commodities Ltd, 7 Hertford Street, London W1J 7RH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets and hospitality to Wales v Ireland on 14 March 2015, at £495 each; total £990

Date of receipt of donation: 14 March 2015

Date of acceptance of donation: 14 March 2015

Donor status: company, registration 3349135

(Registered 17 March 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in Cardiff: (i) and (ii)

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