Local MP Becomes Minister

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Local MP Alun Cairns has been made a Wales Office Minister and a Government Whip by the Prime Minister, making him the first MP from Barry or the Vale to play a part in government since before the days of Sir Raymond Gower in 1951 or Dorothy Rees DBE in 1950. 

Vale MP Completes London Marathon

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Local MP Alun Cairns is the fastest MP in the House of Commons over 26.2 miles. The Vale MP ran the London Marathon last Sunday in aid of Ty Hapus, the Alzheimer’s care unit in Barry and the local branch of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Money raised so far is close to £6000. Alun Cairns…Continue reading this article →

Act to Improve Bus Services – You can help

Packed Bus Meeting

At a public meeting in Barry organised by Alun Cairns MP, Cardiff Bus and First Cymru explained why they had cut our local bus services. In summary, they said that the Welsh Government has cut the central subsidy by 25% and that direct subsidies from the Vale Council for specific routes have also been cut.…Continue reading this article →

Fair Funding for the Vale online petition


The Vale of Glamorgan receives one of the lowest levels of funding from the Welsh Government. Please sign the petition to support the call for a Fair Funding Settlement for the Vale.

Please sign the petition here

Advice surgeries with your local MP

Alun holds regular advice surgeries across the Vale. It is advisable to call 01446 403814 to make an appointment.

Download a pdf of Alun’s advice surgery dates for February – June 2014

MP To Welcome New Youth Mayor and Deputy to Parliament

Vale Youth Mayor

Vale MP Alun Cairns met the new Vale of Glamorgan Youth Mayor Tom Chandler and his Deputy Emily Peters to present train tickets for the Youth Cabinet Group to visit Westminster. 

Giant Halloween Pumpkin at Palmerston Primary School

Palmerston Pumpkin

Vale MP Alun Cairns visited Palmerston Primary School in Barry where he was met by pupils keen to show him a giant Halloween pumpkin weighing over 60kg. 

MP Joins Up With Cowbridge Rotary

Cowbridge Rotary - End Polio

Cowbridge Rotary Club’s display for ‘End Polio Now’ day outside Caffè Nero on Friday 24th October was enlivened by a visit from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, MP.

Barry Island Karate Club Visit for MP

Rising Sun Kyokushin Karate Club

Vale MP Alun Cairns visited a talented group of youngsters at Rising Sun Kyokushin Karate Club on Barry Island recently. Mr Cairns joined group leader and local footballer Spencer Bennett where he saw the group in action and the skills and dedication required to achieve a black belt in the martial art.

MP Welcomes Vale Citizens Advice Group to Parliament

Vale CAB

Vale MP Alun Cairns welcomed a group from the Barry branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau during a trip to Parliament this week. Mr Cairns said: “The Citizens Advice Bureau team offer residents such a wonderful service in the Vale of Glamorgan. I consider it to be a vital service. That is why I was…Continue reading this article →