The email, dated August 2, 2018, was from his special adviser Geraint Evans and was copied to Richard Minshull - the director of the Welsh Conservatives - and another member of staff.Mr Cairns has a slim Majority in what should be a Labour Target seat
Labour and Plaid have called for Mr Cairns - who had previously denied knowing the details of Mr England's involvement - to resign but Tory party chairman James Cleverly has said he has "complete confidence" in him and a No.10 spokesman said the Prime Minister also does.
When asked by BBC Wales if Mr Cairns should resign, the victim, who worked for the Conservative Party, said: "Absolutely. If he'd come out and condemned Ross [England] in the first instance, he wouldn't be in this position.
"I would like an apology from the party and Alun Cairns for selecting him in the first place. I can't believe that not one senior Welsh Conservative has said that what he did was wrong."
Christina Rees MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales said “There are no two ways about this - Alun Cairns has been caught brazenly lying about how much he knew of Ross England’s appalling behaviour at a rape trial.
“We have previously been asked to believe that Alun Cairns - who describes Mr England as a “friend and colleague” - had no knowledge of the behaviour that led to the collapse of a rape trial - and unimaginable trauma for the victim.
“We now know this was a fiction.
“The Secretary of State, Special Advisers, and senior Welsh Tory officials knew what had happened. They chose to select Ross England anyway - and to mislead and obfuscate when found out.
“The decision is an error of judgement - the cover up is unforgivable. Alun Cairns should go; as Secretary of State and as a candidate.”
Plaid Cymru’s Liz Saville Roberts said Mr Cairn's actions show that he is unfit to hold public office.
She said: “Not only did Mr Cairns know about Mr England’s role in the case, but he also blatantly told an untruth when he claimed last week he only knew of it once the story had broken last week.
“At worst, Mr Cairns is complicit in the attempted cover up of his former staff member’s actions which collapsed a rape trial. At best, he has displayed gross incompetence in judgement, dishonesty and a lack of leadership.
“In either case, he should immediately resign as Secretary of State for Wales, and should withdraw as a general election candidate.”
|Plaid Cymru||Ian Johnson||2,295||4.3||−1.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Jennifer Geroni||1,020||1.9||−0.7|
|Women’s Equality||Sharon Lovell||177||0.3||N/A|
As it is already a Two Horse Race i doubt that tactical voting from Plaid or the Liberal Democrats would topple Mr Cairns.
However it is Mr Cairns own voters who should respond by voting for another Party , they have a responsibility to remove him .
By his backing of Ross England in full knowledge of his sabotage of a rape case , Mr Cairns does not deserve the support of decent Tory voters and , they should transfer their vote or if they can't abstain.