Chris Ruane

Chris Ruane


Vale of Clwyd



Address as

Mr Ruane

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3000


25 Kinmel Street, Rhyl, LL18 1AH
Tel: 01745 354626
Fax: 01745 334827


Electoral history

Contested Clwyd North West 1992 general election. Member for Vale of Clwyd 1997-2010, for Vale of Clwyd (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS: to Peter Hain as Secretary of State for Wales 2002-07, to Caroline Flint: as Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2007-08, as Minister for Housing, Department for Communities and Local Government 2008, to David Miliband as Foreign Secretary 2009-10; PPS to Ed Balls: as Shadow Home Secretary 2010-11, as Shadow Chancellor 2011; Opposition Whip 2011-

Party groups

Member, Labour Group of Seaside MPs 1997-; Chair, North Wales Group of Labour MPs 2002-

Select committees

Member: Welsh Affairs 1999-2002, Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and Commons Committee on Statutory Instruments 2009-10

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Rhyl Town Council 1988-99

International bodies

Member, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Political interests

Regeneration of seaside towns, housing, electoral registration, anti-poverty, environment, tourism

Countries of interest


General Election 2010 - Vale of Clwyd

Name Party Votes %
Ruane, Chris Lab 15017 42.2%
Wright, Matt Con 12508 35.15%
Penlington, Paul Lib Dem 4472 12.57%
Wyn-Jones, Caryl PlC 2068 5.82%
Si'Ree, Ian BNP 827 2.33%
Turner, Tom UKIP 515 1.45%
Butler, Mike Green Soc 127 0.36%
Result Lab Hold (3.57% from Lab to Con)