Ed Vaizey

MP, Wantage

Wantage Conservative

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.

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

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Conservative MP for Wantage

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

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Topics of interest

Ed Vaizey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 26 Oct 2016)

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)

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ed Vaizey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 11 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 78.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 152 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 751 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

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)
Payments from the International Business Times, 25 Canada Square, London E14 5LQ:
Payment of £250 expected for writing an article on 3 October 2016. Hours: 1.5 hrs. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 11 October 2016)
Payment of £250 expected for writing an article on 25 October 2016. Hours: 1.5 hrs. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 31 October 2016)
Payment of £250 expected for writing an article on 9 January 2017. Hours 1.5 hrs. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 10 January 2017)
Payment of £250 expected for writing an article on 13 January 2017. Hours 1.5 hrs. This fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 17 January 2017)
Payments from the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University, 285 Mercer St, 7th floor, New York, NY 10003:
Payment of £805 for attending and speaking at a conference on Referendums and Democratic Politics in New York City on 3 and 4 November 2016. Hours: 4 hrs. The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies also paid for my flights and accommodation. (Registered 15 November 2016)
20 March 2017, payment of £400 for attending and speaking at a discussion on global political trends in London on 19 March 2017. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 20 March 2017)
From 20 December 2016 until further notice, consultant to LionTree LLC, 660 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065. For providing general analysis of European telecom, media and technology sector developments, and hosting seminars and events, I will be paid a monthly retainer of £4,166 plus related expenses. Hours: approx. 32 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 13 January 2017)
From 1 January 2017 until further notice, Chairman, International eGames Committee, c/o International Group Management Limited, Stoke Park Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4PG, a board established to promote international competition in e-sports. I will receive a monthly fee of £2,083 for this role, plus related expenses. Hours: approx. 8 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 03 February 2017)
Payments from The Drum, Carnyx Group, 4th Floor Mercat Building, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5AB:
Payment of £200 expected for an article written on 29 January 2017 and published the following day. Hours: approx. 1.5 hrs. (Registered 06 February 2017)
Payment of £200 expected for an article written on 15 March 2017. Hours: approx. 1.5 hrs. (Registered 20 March 2017)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Address of donor: 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300McLean, VA 22102, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flight £95.31 and accommodation £269.61, total value £364.92

Destination of visit: Madrid

Dates of visit: 9-10 November 2016

Purpose of visit: to speak at ITechLaw’s annual European conference.

(Registered 16 November 2016)
Name of donor: CM Norte SLU
Address of donor: Calle Pintor Losada 7, 48004 Bilbao

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air fares £286 and hotel £153.00, total value £439

Destination of visit: Bilbao

Dates of visit: 28-29 November 2016

Purpose of visit: Attended Fun & Serious Games Festival as a guest of the Festival.

(Registered 30 November 2016)
Name of donor: Improbable Worlds Ltd
Address of donor: 20 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3HE

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights costing £4,105.77 and accommodation costing £627.93; £4,733.70 in total

Destination of visit: Los Angeles

Dates of visit: 23-24 February 2017

Purpose of visit: To speak at a conference.

(Registered 03 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From November 2016, Council Member (unpaid) of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. (Registered 28 November 2016)
From November 2016, Trustee (unpaid) of BritDoc Charitable Trust. (Registered 28 November 2016)
From November 2016, Member (unpaid) of the Advisory Board of the London Festival of Architecture. (Registered 28 November 2016)
From 1 December 2016, Chairman, Creative Fuse North East, an enquiry into the creative, design and IT industries in the NE (unpaid, though travel and accommodation expenses will be met). (Registered 30 November 2016)

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