How Edward Vaizey voted
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Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
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Edward Vaizey hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The UK's selection competition for the title of 2023 European Capital of Culture is due to be launched before the end of 2016. The DCMS will consider how best to support potential bidders closer to the time. The award to Liverpool as a European Capital of Culture in 2008 has been of great benefit to the city, and we look forward to similar successes in the future.
The Heritage Lottery fund has made grant awards totaling £6,699,600 to projects in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency since 2010. The attached table provides further detail. Table for PQ228077 (Word Document, 14.54 KB)
This Government has instigated two reviews into both music and cultural education by Darren Henley in order to improve access to arts and culture for all children including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Between 2012-2016, the Government will spend over £400million on music and cultural education which includes the £109 million package of funding for arts and music education...
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Conservative MP for Wantage
Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Light Bulbs
- Renaissance in the Regions
- Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Industries) (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)
- Minister of State (Culture Media and Sport) (Digital Industries) (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
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 (Arts), Culture, Media and Sport (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- - Shadow Minister (Arts), Culture, Media & Sport (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Culture, Media & Sport (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Arts), Culture, Media & Sport (8 Nov 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Jan 2006 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 13 Mar 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 41 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 65.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 563 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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