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.

  • Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

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Alun Cairns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment 19 Oct 2016

    I am sure the whole House will join me in marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy this Friday. That event shocked not just Wales but the whole of the country and the wider world. I am sure colleagues across the House will pay tribute to the bravery and strong community ties that pulled the people of Aberfan through the immediate aftermath and provided so much support in the months...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment 19 Oct 2016

    My hon. Friend raises an important point. He rightly underlines the Barnett arrangements, and we were pleased to introduce a funding floor that provides Wales with 115 for every 100 that is spent in England. In addition, we have the electrification of the Great Western main line, North Wales prison is a significant project, and we have broadband roll-out. After all, we are...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Infrastructure Investment 19 Oct 2016

    I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman for the work he is doing cross-border with the Mersey Dee Alliance and the all-party group on Mersey Dee North Wales. That resonates with our policy to develop a growth deal that works on a cross-border basis. We are working with those who are developing the north Wales growth deal. We are in negotiations on that. We have recently received the Growth Track...

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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)


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  • Has spoken in 18 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.78% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 265 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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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