Alun Cairns MP


Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan (since 2010).


Hargreaves Review

Mr. Cairns has enquired of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport what its response has been to the Hargreaves Review. In response, he was directed to documents held in the House of Commons Library.

Child Protection

Supports the cross-party Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection.

“I really welcome today’s announcement as it shows the British Internet industry are finally taking seriously the problem of children accessing adult content on the Internet. However, there are three very important questions that the ISPs need to answer.

“As 77% of British households already have access to the internet, I’m keen to find out how these companies will roll out the new product to their existing customers.

“So far, TalkTalk is the only company that has a solution that to allow one-click protection for all internet-enabled devices in the home. When will the other companies introduce this facility?

“I think that the implementation timetable seems slow, particularly when this is existing technology. I’d like to urge the ISPs to roll out this vital service much sooner than October 2012.” [1]

Mobile Broadband

Excited about mobile broadband in his constituency [2]

Prior Career

Welsh Assembly Member (since 1999), before which he worked at Lloyd’s Bank.




Interested in economic development and transport. Served as Shadow Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills in the Welsh Assembly (2007-8). Attended 2011 Parliament and Internet Conference. [3] Gave keynote speech at social media for SMEs event. [4]

Contact Information

House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA; Vale of Glamorgan Constituency Office, 29 High Street, Barry CF62 7EB

0207 219 7175; 01446 403814.