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.

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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Brexit 13 Sep 2018

    Discussions with my Expert Panel form part of my engagement with stakeholders in Wales on EU Exit. The Panel has met four times in 2018 and a further meeting will take place next week.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Ports: Wales 11 Sep 2018

    UK Government Officials (including officials from my department) continue to meet with officials from the Welsh Government to discuss the implications of EU Exit on Welsh Ports.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Fishing Catches: Wales 11 Sep 2018

    Due to the spatial apportioning methods used and the relatively small spatial areas involved, the methodological uncertainty is high. Therefore the MMO can provide figures that are best estimates. In this case ‘waters’ means territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone. On average between 2012 and 2016, Welsh-registered vessels landed approximately 5% (1,000 tonnes) of...

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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
  • Mobile Phones
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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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 91.63% 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 — 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.
  • 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alun Cairns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 330 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

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)
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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