Edward Vaizey

Wantage Conservative

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How Edward Vaizey voted
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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Edward Vaizey hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Broadband: Rural Areas 10 Apr 2014

    The Secretary of State has not made any direct assessment of the economic effect of mobile internet services on the rural economy. The Department has however recently undertaken work to assess the wider impact of broadband internet access. The UK Broadband Impact study is available on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-broadband-impa ct-study--2
  • Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Culture: Finance 10 Apr 2014

    Funding awarded was as follows: London 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 DCMS London 499,343,000 476,352,000 427,101,000 325,157,000 Arts Council: Grant in aid 1,000,000 8,102,776 3,615,252 545,255 Arts Council: Lottery — 9,200,000 10,000,000 5,147,263 Heritage Lottery Fund 7,204,583 25,245,000 27,154,450 39,961,800 Total...
  • Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Mobile Phones 10 Apr 2014

    The Department has not made any direct assessment of the economic effect of mobile network outages. In May 2011 a new requirement was introduced for operators to report to Ofcom any significant incidents which affect the availability of their networks and services. In November 2012 Ofcom published an update to the Communications Infrastructure Report including details of significant incidents...

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Conservative MP for Wantage


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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

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 37 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 66.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 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") 482 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.


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