Alun Cairns

The Secretary of State for Wales

Vale of Glamorgan Conservative

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.

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

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Alun Cairns

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Wales Office: Government's Legislative Programme (Wales) 2017-19 22 Jun 2017

    The Government’s first legislative programme announced in the Queen’s Speech on 21 June contains a wide range of measures that will apply to Wales either in full or in part. The following Bills and draft Bills will extend to Wales in whole or in part: Agriculture Bill (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill (Ministry of Defence)...
  • 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.

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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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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
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  • S4C: Finance

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 11 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.
  • People have made 5 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alun Cairns’s activity
  • 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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