Alun Cairns

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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Financial Services Bill: Before Clause 1 - Duty of care for financial service providers 26 Apr 2021

    Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me to contribute to this debate on the amendments made in the other place. There is no doubt that the Bill represents a major step in our post-Brexit world, enabling us to take responsibility for our own financial services regulation. This is an area of the economy that is important to us all for several reasons, including the revenue the sector...
  • Afghanistan 20 Apr 2021

    I pay tribute to my hon. and gallant Friend for his service. Some three years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Kabul and seeing the Welsh Guards serve in Afghanistan and contribute to the building of a civic and civil society in the community. Given the fragility of that society, what tangible steps does my hon. Friend propose to take, as we leave Afghanistan by September, to ensure that...
  • European Football Proposal 19 Apr 2021

    I congratulate the Secretary of State on his statement and on the announcement of the fan-led review. Does he agree that the pyramid structure of the English football league gives focus to football clubs right across the country to compete and progress to the highest level based on performance and competition? Does he recognise that it also provides the opportunity for community links and...

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (19 Mar 2016 to 16 Dec 2019)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys:
21 April 2020, received £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 13 July 2020)
21 April 2020, received £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 July 2020)
10 July 2020, received £70. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 July 2020)
31 July 2020, received £200 (two payments of £100). Hours: 1.5 hrs in total. (Registered 10 August 2020)
11 September 2020, received £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 September 2020)
21 December 2020, received £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 December 2020)
21 December 2020, received £60. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 22 December 2020)
From 1 July 2020, Senior Adviser to BBI Group (global life science and diagnostic company), Parkway, Pen y Fan Industrial Estate, Crumlin NP11 3EF. Until further notice I receive £15,000 a year, paid monthly, for providing strategic advice to the board. Hours: up to 70 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 14 July 2020)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
11 September 2020, received £250. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 September 2020)
15 December 2020, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 18 December 2020)
From 1 September 2020, Senior Adviser to Veezu Holdings Ltd (private hire transport and technology platform), Raleigh House, Langstone Business Village, Newport NP18 2LH. Until further notice I receive £15,000 a year, paid monthly, for providing strategic advice. Hours: up to 70 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 28 September 2020)
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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