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 Cairns Presents London Marathon Cheques to Local Charities

Ty Hapus & Marie Curie

Barry and the Vale MP Alun Cairns met with representatives from local charities Ty Hapus and Marie Curie to present them with the total money raised from his London Marathon effort earlier this year.

Vale MP Supports Long Term Welsh Language Campaign

Pethau Bychain

Alun Cairns MP has spoken of his support for a new campaign to increase the use of Welsh in the Barry and the Vale. The campaign to encourage the local community to ‘do the little things in Welsh’ or ‘Pethau Bychain’ has been launched by the Welsh Government as part of a long term effort…Continue reading this article →

MP Cairns Encourages Vale Families to Join Mametz Centenary Preparations

Mametz Wood

Vale MP Alun Cairns has visited the Mametz Wood in northern France to pay tribute to the Welsh soldiers lost in battle during the First World War, and to encourage families in the Vale to come forward in preparation for centenary events in 2016.

Vale MP Joins Barry Athletic Cricket Club Open Day


Alun Cairns MP joined local cricketers for an open day at Barry Athletic Cricket Club. The annual open day was attended by a large number of former players and captains, and the wider community.

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.