Ed Vaizey

MP, Wantage

Wantage Conservative

Ed Vaizey’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Ed Vaizey sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • 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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Ed Vaizey never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 1 Dec 2015

    Science and Technology: Big data dilemma. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society Paul Maltby, Director of Data, Government Digital Service Gavin Starks, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Rebecca Endean, Director, Research Base, Department for...
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband 26 Nov 2015

    Government will be consulting in early 2016 on the Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband. The USO will be designed to be as efficient as possible, and ensure value for money for the consumer and taxpayer.
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment 26 Nov 2015

    DCMS has had several discussions with Ofcom to promote the provision of video relay services in the UK. In addition we have hosted meetings of the eAccessibility ForumVideo Relay Services Providers Working sub-group and have written to the FTSE 100 companies to challenge them to introduce the service. We welcome the increasing number of companies offering video relay services. Public facing...

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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 (Culture Media and Sport) (Digital Industries) (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State (Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Industries) (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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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • 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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 86.36% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 163 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 650 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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