Chris Ruane
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Vale of Clwyd
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded by James Davies
Majority 2,379 (6.1%)
In office
1 May 1997 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Constituency created
Personal details
Born (1958-07-18) 18 July 1958 (age 65)

Christopher Shaun Ruane (born 18 July 1958) is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Vale of Clwyd.

Parliamentary Career

He contested Clwyd North West in 1992.

He was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Peter Hain from 2003 until his resignation in March 2007 in protest against the decision to replace Trident.

In 2003 Ruane voted in favour of the Iraq War.

He lost his seat to Conservative James Davies in the 2015 General Election. However, he stood for re-election in the Vale of Clwyd constituency in the 2017 election.

Ruane was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.