Alun Cairns

The Secretary of State for Wales

Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan

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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.

However, Alun Cairns sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alun Cairns voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Alun Cairns has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Bangor University: Chemistry 22 Jan 2019

    I share your concern around the proposed closure of the Chemistry department at Bangor University and the impact this could have on Welsh language provision of undergraduate chemistry courses. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales Nigel Adams MP has spoken with the Dean of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Bangor University on this issue, and I am planning a number of...
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wylfa Power Station 21 Jan 2019

    I have had regular discussions with my ministerial colleagues, Hitachi, Horizon Nuclear Power and the Japanese Government regarding the proposed Wylfa Newydd power plant, as well as visiting senior executives of Hitachi in Tokyo in August 2017. I recently met with the Japanese Prime Minister and representatives of Hitachi at Downing Street last week. We fully recognise that Hitachi’s...
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Brexit 17 Jan 2019

    Ministers and civil servants in my Department have regular discussions with No 10 colleagues on a range of issues.

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Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan

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

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

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  • Treasury
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Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (since 19 Mar 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 8 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alun Cairns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 340 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mark Pennick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 to my election fund

Date received: 18 June 2018

Date accepted: 18 June 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 June 2018)
Name of donor: Duncan Barber
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to my campaign fund

Date received: 5 September 2018

Date accepted: 10 October 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 October 2018)
Name of donor: Mark Pennick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to my campaign fund

Date received: 10 October 2018

Date accepted: 10 October 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 October 2018)
Name of donor: Mark Pennick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to my campaign fund

Date received: 12 November 2018

Date accepted: 12 November 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 November 2018)
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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