Press release

Alun Cairns MP appointed to Secretary of State for Wales

Alun Cairns: "I am privileged to accept the role as Secretary of State for Wales and look forward to being a strong voice at the Cabinet table"

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Alun Cairns was today (19 March) appointed as Secretary of State for Wales and immediately promised to continue working with communities, businesses and the Welsh Government to deliver a package for the whole of Wales.

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said:

This has been an extraordinary week for Wales with a City Deal for Cardiff Capital Region, the doors being opened for a North Wales growth deal and negotiations for a Swansea Bay city deal.

The Severn tolls announcement demonstrates that Wales is open for business and I am determined to keep this momentum going and deliver on these projects.

I am privileged to accept the role as Secretary of State for Wales and look forward to being a strong voice at the Cabinet table to make sure that economic growth is felt across all parts of Wales.

Published 19 March 2016