Ed Vaizey

MP, Wantage

Wantage Conservative

Ed Vaizey’s voting in Parliament

Ed Vaizey is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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  • Ed Vaizey generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Digital Industries 3 May 2016

    With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to take Question 7 with Question 14, if that is okay. We think that leaving the EU would be an absolute disaster for Britain’s digital industries.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Digital Industries 3 May 2016

    I am afraid that I cannot give the right hon. Gentleman that reassurance, and that is what really worries me about our leaving the EU. Not only does the digital industry provide the 25,000 jobs he mentioned but overall it represents about 7% of the UK’s gross value added. We are at the heart of negotiating the digital single market, which will give our digital industries even more...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Digital Industries 3 May 2016

    I hear what my hon. Friend has to say, but I wish the leave campaign would stop running this terrible fear campaign. I am confident that we are going to stay in Europe and continue to attract investment. I am pleased to hear that our Canadian trade envoy, to which I gather my hon. Friend had access, shows us how even as members of the European Union, we can still negotiate and engage globally...

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Conservative MP for Wantage

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Defence
  • Light Bulbs
  • Film
  • Renaissance in the Regions
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
  • Christmas

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport) (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (22 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Culture, Communications and Creative Industries) (jointly with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (21 May 2010 to 21 Dec 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (31 Jul 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 12 Mar 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ed Vaizey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 166 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 701 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Earl of Plymouth Estates Ltd
Address of donor: Estate Office, Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000

Donor status: company, registration 00499738

(Registered 06 June 2015)
Name of donor: Laurence Hollingworth
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2015)
Name of donor: Edward Speed
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2015)

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