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

Cairns Lido Visit Highlights Potential for Barry Lido Campaign

Ponty Lido

Vale MP Alun Cairns joined a ‘Rebuild Barry Knap Lido’ campaign group on a fact finding mission to Pontypridd earlier this week to view progress on the impressive scheme spearheaded by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council which will see the re-instatement of a 460,000 gallon water attraction in the town centre. 

Weycock Cross Development – Cairns Calls for Fight to Continue

Weycock Cross protesters

The re-submission of a planning application by Taylor Wimpey for the building of 200 houses at Weycock Cross has seen Vale MP Alun Cairns strengthen his resolve to fight inappropriate green field development. Alun Cairns said that he will continue to work with the community and added that they will not be brow beaten into…Continue reading this article →

Vale MP has Major Concerns over Minor Injuries Unit Closure during NATO Summit


Vale MP Alun Cairns has objected to the proposed temporary closure of the Minor Injury Unit at Barry Hospital for a number of days during the NATO Summit in early September. The local MP is concerned about the significant impact and disruption to residents in Barry, who could now have to travel much greater distances…Continue reading this article →

Vale business has central role at NATO Summit

Rathkeys, Llandow

When NATO needed a bespoke table the size of a swimming pool for the summit being held at the Celtic Manor in Newport a local man from Llandow was appointed to produce the bespoke wooden structures.

Autumn Timeline for Cowbridge Post Office – Vale MP Angered

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Vale MP Alun Cairns was angered to discover this week that the soonest a permanent site for Cowbridge Post Office will be operating is the ‘autumn’ after speaking with officials at the Post Office. Services for a temporary Post Office service to Cowbridge appear to have been scrapped, and a permanent functioning facility now looks…Continue reading this article →