Alun Cairns


Alun Cairns was elected as the Conservative MP for the Vale of Glamorgan on May 7th 2015 with 23607 votes, taking 46.0% of the vote.

Born in 1970, Alun was brought up in Clydach near Swansea. He attended Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontardawe and Ysgol Ddwyeithog Ystalyfera.

Alun has extensive experience in the business sector, having worked for the Lloyds Bank Group before being elected to the National Assembly. His political interests include economic development and transport. He also holds an MBA specialising in corporate location and inward investment.

As well as being the Party’s MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, he has also been the Shadow Minister for Local Government in the Welsh Assembly, from 1999 to 2011. He assumed the office of Minister of Wales on July 2014.

A former spokesman on Education and the economy. He has also been chair of the Assembly’s Finance Committee.

First elected to the assembly as AM for South Wales West in 1999, he was re-elected in 2003 and 2007.

He has served as the party’s spokesman on economic development and transport, Shadow Education Minister and Shadow Local Government Minister. He was appointed chief whip of the Assembly group and Shadow Heritage Minister in February 2009. He has also chaired the Assembly’s powerful finance committee.

Alun stood for Parliament in Gower in 1997 and was the Conservative Party’s candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan at the 2005 General Election. He was re-selected as Parliamentary candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan for the 2010 General Election.

Alun is married to Emma. They are the parents of Henri.

Constituency: Vale of Glamorgan

Constituency Address: 29 High Street
CF62 7EB

Constituency Tel: 01446 403 814

Date of Birth: 30/07/1970


Party: Conservative

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Westminster Address: House of Commons

Westminster Tel: 0207 219 7175

Twitter: @AlunCairns

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