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"

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.