How Edward Vaizey voted
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Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Edward Vaizey hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Mr Speaker, may I begin by apologising for the fact that the Secretary of State cannot be here for questions? I trust that you were appropriately informed: he is on a trip representing the Government in India. It is for Ofcom to assess competition in the mobile communications market, and I am pleased to tell my hon. Friend that it has found the UK mobile market to be one of the most open and...
It is not appropriate for me to comment on the commercial issues surrounding the decision of the owners of Phones 4u to put the company into receivership, but it is possible to purchase mobile phones not just through the operators’ shops but on the high street and from online outlets; and mobile virtual network operators are also providing a great deal of competition.
Funding decisions for the arts are made independently of Ministers by the Arts Council England, but I am delighted to say—
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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 34 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 65.55% 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") 515 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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