Rt Hon Alun Michael

Alun Michael


Cardiff South and Penarth



Address as

Mr Michael

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5980
Fax: 020 7219 5930


PO Box 453, Cardiff, CF11 9YN
Tel: 029 2022 3533
Fax: 029 2022 9947


Electoral history

Member for Cardiff South and Penarth 1987-2010, for Cardiff South and Penarth (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Whip 1987-88; Opposition Spokesperson for: Welsh Affairs 1988-92, Home Affairs 1992-97; The Voluntary Sector 1994-97; Minister of State, Home Office (Minister for Criminal Policy also responsible for Police and the Voluntary Sector) 1997-98; Secretary of State for Wales 1998-99; Minister of State: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-05: (Rural Affairs 2001-02, Rural Affairs and Urban Quality of Life 2002-03, Rural Affairs and Local Environmental Quality 2003-05), Department of Trade and Industry 2005-06

Party groups

Chair, Co-operative Group of MPs 1990-92; Member: National Executive, Co-operative Party (representing Wales), Christian Socialist Movement, Labour Friends of Israel

Select committees

Member: Welsh Affairs 2007-10, Justice 2007-10, Home Affairs 2010-, Joint Committee on the Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills 2011

Councils, public bodies

JP, Cardiff 1972-; Councillor, Cardiff City Council 1973-89; Chair, Cardiff Juvenile Bench 1986-87; Member, Committee on Standards in Public Life 2006-10

International bodies

Member: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) (delegation to South Africa and Canada), Executive Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group

Political interests

Local and regional government, housing, youth work, juvenile justice, voluntary sector, community development, economic development, co-operative development, political ideas and philosophy

Countries of interest

Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Somalia, South Africa, USA

General Election 2010 - Cardiff South and Penarth

Name Party Votes %
Michael, Alun Lab/Co-op 17262 38.82%
Hoare, Simon Con 12553 28.23%
Hannigan, Dominic Lib Dem 9875 22.21%
Aslam, Farida PlC 1851 4.17%
Ziegler, Simon UKIP 1145 2.58%
Burke, George Ind 648 1.46%
Townsend, Matt Green 554 1.25%
Bate, Clive Christian 285 0.65%
Griffiths, Robert Comm 196 0.45%
Result Lab/Co-op Hold (6.04% from Lab/Co-op to Con)