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 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 →

Barry Island Pleasure Park Standstill Must End, says MP

Barry Island

Vale MP Alun Cairns is calling on all Barry Island stakeholders to come together for the common good after meeting with Ian Rogers from Barry Island Pleasure Park to discuss the future of the site. 

The Gem Hand Delivered To Number 10 Downing Street

Glamorgan Gem

The Gem was hand delivered to Number 10 Downing Street last week by our very own Caroline Attya and Vale MP Alun Cairns at a reception held by the Prime Minister David Cameron. 

Barry Island Car Park Closure

Traffic issues on the Island

Vale MP Alun Cairns has backed traders on Barry Island after learning that the Nell’s Point car park was left closed on Sunday causing significant traffic problems in the area. 

MP receives Wreath Made by Children at Barry Drop In Centre

Castleland Community Centre

Vale MP Alun Cairns visited the popular Friday Club at Castleland Community Centre recently to visit the group for 5 to 11 year olds in Barry. During the visit, Mr Cairns was presented with a commemorative wreath for Remembrance Sunday in November.