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 Meets New Chief Inspector

Chief Inspector Mark Hobrough

Vale MP Alun Cairns met with the new Chief Inspector of Operations for Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan Mark Hobrough to discuss his plan for policing in the Vale of Glamorgan. 

Vale Disability Group Visit an Inspiration for MP

New Horizons Day Centre

Vale MP Alun Cairns has described a day centre for Vale of Glamorgan residents with physical disabilities in Barry as an “inspiration” after a recent visit. 

Barry Island Update

Barry Island

Vale MP Alun Cairns said: “The owners of the Barry Island Pleasure Park are awaiting some final technical reports in relation to their plans for the site and subject to satisfactory results expect to submit a planning application shortly.

Four Good Causes Awarded Share of £6,500 from Lloyds Community Fund

Barry Beavers

A number of good causes from across Barry have been awarded grants from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund after votes were cast by Vale residents. Disabled swimming group Barry Beavers received a cheque for £3,000; Vale People First received £2,000; Palmerston Play awarded £1,000: and Oakfield Primary School received £500. People voted on the cause…Continue reading this article →

MP Attends Darren Farm Consultation

Darren Farm

Vale MP Alun Cairns visited an open consultation meeting in Llandow to see detail on the proposed Darren Farm scheme in Cowbridge. The scheme includes a plan for a new link road, and up to 390 new homes in Cowbridge.