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

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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

Friends of Weycock Cross Update

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Update from the Friends of Weycock Cross

Deadline Looms as Fight Continues for Weycock Cross Residents

Weycock Cross

Vale MP Alun Cairns met with local residents at Weycock Cross this week to discuss the opposing plans to build 200 new houses at Green Farm in Barry before a September deadline passes.

Vale MP Contacts Home Office over Stowaway

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Vale MP Alun Cairns has taken up the issue of Barry residents who discovered that an immigrant had held on to the axle of their motor home whilst returning from holiday.  Mr Cairns has written to the Home Secretary Theresa May to express concern about security in Calais and the risks the situation posed.  

Coffee Morning Raises Funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Vale MP Alun Cairns attended a coffee morning in Barry in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer this week. The busy event was organised by Deborah Griffiths from Barclays and a team of volunteers.

NATO Summit a Benchmark Event, says Vale MP

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Vale MP Alun Cairns has said that the NATO Summit has set a new benchmark for events in Wales, and welcomed the involvement of the Vale of Glamorgan community.