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 for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Alun Cairns’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Alun Cairns’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 12 Dec 2016

    Welsh Affairs: Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales. 4:00 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt. Hon. Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales Guto Bebb MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Debt Collection: Wales 7 Dec 2016

    I have not had any such representations. The Government is clear that aggressive enforcement action is not acceptable.
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Apprentices: Wales 7 Dec 2016

    Skills and apprenticeships in Wales are devolved to the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government’s apprenticeship programme is funded with support from the European Social Fund. Following the decision to leave the European Union, the Chancellor has provided guarantees for EU funding such that where the Welsh Government sign up to structural and investment fund projects under their current...

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Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan

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

Expenses

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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 16 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 83.60% 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alun Cairns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 270 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 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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