Alun Cairns

Former MP, Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Overseas Students: Wales 27 Apr 2017

    The UK continues to attract the second highest number of overseas students (EU and non-EU) to tertiary education, after the US. This year we have also seen a rise in the number of 18 year olds from overseas applying to study in the UK. More broadly, figures for non-EU international students have remained steady.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Overseas Students: Wales 27 Apr 2017

    The Government has been meeting regularly with counterparts from the Welsh Government, and the other devolved administrations, to discuss a range of issues regarding higher education after the UK leaves the EU, including student mobility.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: ERASMUS: Wales 27 Apr 2017

    The Government recognises the value of international exchange and collaboration in education, as part of our vision for the UK as a global nation. There may be European programmes in which we want to participate following EU Exit, and we will consider this as part of the negotiations.

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Former Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Alun Cairns campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (19 Mar 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Government Whip (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)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 81.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 285 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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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