Ed Vaizey

MP, Wantage

Wantage Conservative

Ed Vaizey campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Ed Vaizey’s voting in Parliament

Ed Vaizey is a Conservative MP, and 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 a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Ed Vaizey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • AEA Pension Scheme 26 Oct 2016

    Will the Minister give way?
  • AEA Pension Scheme 26 Oct 2016

    I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this debate, Ms Dorries. I have never had such an immediate effect on my right hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin) and I relish the moment. I think I missed the announcement about a third runway in west Dorset. I am slightly disconcerted to see him wearing a red jumper and sitting on the Labour Benches. I hope he will...
  • A34 Safety 26 Oct 2016

    I beg to move, That this House has considered safety on the A34. I am grateful for the opportunity to hold this debate under your chairmanship, Mr Chope. This is an important opportunity for me and my colleagues to describe the importance of improvements to the A34, which is a major arterial trunk road that runs from the south coast up through Hampshire, west Berkshire and Oxfordshire to the...

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Conservative MP for Wantage

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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

  • Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (15 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport) (15 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • 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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ed Vaizey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 81.76% 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 159 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 733 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £1,000 expected for a speech and Q&A session on 15 September 2016, from the Solus Club (a dining club for the UK media industry), [private address]. Hours: 3 hrs. This fee will be paid direct to charity. (Registered 21 September 2016)
Payments of £350 expected from the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearing on 'This Week' on 22 September 2016. Hours: 3 hrs. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 29 September 2016)
Payment of £250 from the International Business Times, 25 Canada Square, London E14 5LQ, for writing an article on 3 October 2016. Hours: 1.5 hrs. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 11 October 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets, including hospitality, to a football match at Chelsea Football Club, value £1,428

Date received: 15 August 2016

Date accepted: 15 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 1965149

(Registered 16 August 2016)

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