Alun Cairns

MP, Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan Conservative

Alun Cairns campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Alun Cairns’s voting in Parliament

Alun Cairns is a Conservative MP, and 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 against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: UK Withdrawal from EU: Wales 21 Jul 2016

    As My Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister made clear during her meeting with the First Minister on Monday, the Welsh Government and other devolved administrations will be fully involved in preparations for a negotiation to leave the EU to ensure that the interests of all parts of the United Kingdom are protected and advanced.
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 19 Jul 2016

    Welsh Affairs: Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales. 2:30 pm; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt. Hon. Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales Glynne Jones, Director, Wales Office
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Political Consequences of the EU Referendum 13 Jul 2016

    The British people have voted to leave the European Union, and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear that their will must be respected and delivered. We are now preparing for a negotiated exit from the EU, which will involve close engagement with all the devolved Administrations to ensure that the interests of all parts of the United Kingdom are protected and advanced.

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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 Secretary of State for Wales (since 19 Mar 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (15 Jul 2014 to 19 Mar 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (15 Jul 2014 to 19 Mar 2016)
  • 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 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Alun Cairns’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.11% 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.
  • 106 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alun Cairns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 253 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in Cardiff: (i) and (ii).

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