Vale MP Welcomes First Pride Event

Column in the Glamorgan GEM by Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP:

Last weekend I was delighted to attend the first Major Pride event in Llantwit Major.  This was the very first Pride event to take place in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Standing Up for Vale Dog Owners

Column in the Barry & District News by Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP:


Many readers will be aware of the anger and frustration many of us felt over some restrictions proposed on dog owners in order to help prevent dog fouling. 

Alun Cairns MP pays tribute to Vale Show

As this is published we will have just enjoyed the Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show and even before the event, I write knowing that it will be the major success that it is each and every year.

Investment in Barry Island

Visiting Barry Island during these glorious summer days has reminded me of how far we’ve come over recent years in terms of regeneration. The place is bustling with people enjoying the sunshine and the Island is open for business. 

Tribute to Barry Coastguard

I recently met with an excellent group of local volunteers at Barry Coastguard, who carry out some vital work protecting people along our coastline, at one of their recruitment events. It was a real pleasure to learn more about their work and ongoing issues that they are striving to tackle.

Doha to Cardiff inaugural flight

Earlier this week, I was on the first Qatar Airways flight making its way from Doha to Rhoose – the first ever direct daily flight from the Gulf State to Wales.


Vale of Glamorgan Brexit Meetings

In the weeks following the EU referendum I arranged public meetings in the Vale to set out the Government’s response to the vote and to take questions from local people. The response was overwhelming.