Edward Vaizey

MP, Wantage

Wantage Conservative

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How Edward Vaizey voted
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Edward Vaizey hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 18 Nov 2014

    Digital Skills: Digital Skills. 10:00 am; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 10.15am) evidence will be heard from Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities and Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries.
  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 4 Nov 2014

    Communications: Women in news and current affairs broadcasting. 3:15 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 3.30pm) evidence will be heard from Penny Marshall; Cathy Newman; and Miriam O’Reilly and (at approximately 4.30pm) from Mr Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy and Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities.
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Broadband 30 Oct 2014

    The UK has a highly competitive broadband market. Superfast broadband is currently available to 78% of UK premises, up from 45% in 2010. In addition to BT, KCom and Virgin Media, a growing number of both fixed and wireless providers are making infrastructure investments. In September 2012 the Government announced a package of measures to reduce the barriers to deployment of superfast...

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

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 35 debates in the last year — 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 65.41% 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") 521 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

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