Ed Vaizey

Conservative MP for Wantage

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Ed Vaizey’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2019

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports 18 Jul 2019

    I am one of the signatories to amendment (a) and am therefore rising to support it and the Lords amendments. This is, in fact, the first time that I have spoken on Northern Ireland matters in 14 years in this House, but let me put on record my huge affection for Northern Ireland. I have many friends who live in Northern Ireland and I regularly visit. In fact, let me put it on the record that...
  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports 18 Jul 2019

    Mr Speaker is exactly right. Having just dealt with the points about abortion and equal marriage in about 30 seconds, let me use the final 30 seconds of my remarks on amendment (a). I am sure that my friends in the DUP will welcome the fact that we are amending this legislation to ensure that, as my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve) mentioned, in the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport: Decarbonisation 18 Jul 2019

    Accidents on major roads cause terrible traffic jams, which increases pollution. As the Minister knows, I have written to him quite recently about the promised improvements to the A34 to improve safety. I would be very grateful if he updated us today, or wrote to me as soon as possible, about when these improvements will be made.

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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
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Light Bulbs
  • Reservoirs: Abingdon
  • Social Media: Children
  • Film
  • Convergence Think Tank

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 12 Dec 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (26 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 48 written questions in the last year — above 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 80.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 140 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 807 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Jul 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 20 December 2016 until further notice, consultant to LionTree LLC, 660 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065. I provide general analysis of European telecom, media and technology sector developments, and host seminars and events. From 1 October 2017, I will be paid a monthly retainer of £6,333 plus VAT and related expenses. Hours: approx. 20 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 13 January 2017; updated 19 June 2017, 31 October 2017 and 11 January 2019)
From 1 September 2017 until further notice, adviser to Digital Theatre.com Limited, 4th Floor, 35 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BW. I receive a monthly fee of £2,500 plus VAT for an expected commitment of 8 hrs a month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 30 October 2017)
Payments from the Evening Standard Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
Payment of £350 expected for an article written on 16 April 2019. Hours: approx. 2 hrs. (Registered 29 April 2019)
From 15 January 2018 until 31 March 2019, adviser to NEC Europe Ltd, Athene, Odyssey Business Park, West End Road, South Ruislip HA4 6QE. I received a fee of £24,000 per annum, paid quarterly. Hours: approx. 4 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 15 January 2018; updated 25 February 2019)
29 June 2018, received £350 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for an appearance on This Week on 29 April 2018. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 02 July 2018)
Payments for speeches received via London Speaker Bureau, 235 Kensington High St, London W8 6SF:
30 October 2018, received £5,000 plus VAT from UiPath, 119 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5PU. Hours: approx. 8 hrs including preparation. (Registered 31 October 2018)
6 November 2018, received £6,507.75 plus VAT, from Microsoft Romania SRL, Piata Presei Libere nr. 3-5, City Gate Building, South Tower, 2nd Floor, Bucharest, Sector 1, 013 702, for a speech made at the Microsoft Business Summit, Romania. Hours: approx. 12.5 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 12 November 2018; updated 17 December 2018)
12 December 2018, received £4,560 plus VAT from UK Cloud Ltd, Hartham Park, Corsham SN13 0RP. Hours: 8 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 14 December 2018)
3 April 2019, received £5,000 plus VAT from Pegasystems Ltd, 3rd Floor, One Reading Central, 23 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3JH. Hours: 8 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 08 April 2019)
8 January 2019, received £200 plus VAT from Conde Nast, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London W1S 1JU, for an article in The Wired World in 2019. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 January 2019)
11 January 2019, received £15,000 from AlterMind UK Ltd, Northcliffe House, Young Street, London W8 5EH, for business development advice on a one-off project, provided between 2 and 11 January 2019. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 16 January 2019)
12 January 2019, received £4,000 for telecoms policy advice from Route One Investment Company, One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite DM 200, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA. Hours: approx. 10 hrs. (Registered 25 February 2019)
From 14 February 2019 until further notice, Member of Advisory Board, Salary Finance Limited (employee loans), of One Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 9DL, for which I will receive 1250 share options at a strike price of £4.48 in February 2020 and a further 1250 share options each year thereafter until February 2023. Hours: 1 hr a month. (Registered 25 February 2019)
From 1 March 2019 until further notice, Member of FTI Consulting's Technology Media and Telecommunications Advisory Board, 200 Aldersgate, Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD, for which I will receive £5,000 per month. Hours: 16 hrs per month. (Registered 25 March 2019)
From 1 May 2019 until further notice, member of the advisory board of NewsGuard Technologies Inc, a company which rates websites, of 25 West 52nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019. In return for this I have received share options with a current value of £19,322. Hours: expected to be approx. 2 hrs a month. (Registered 15 May 2019)
Fee of £500 expected from Intelligence Squared Ltd, 6th Floor Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ, for speaking at a debate on 18 June 2019. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2019)
Fee of £4,650 plus VAT expected from Cognizant Worldwide Ltd, 1 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London W2 6BD, via Maria Franzoni Ltd PO Box 844, Godalming GU7 9JH, for a speech on 10 July 2019. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 12 July 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Football Association Premier League Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8PL

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the Carabao Cup Final, value £528

Date received: 24 February 2019

Date accepted: 24 February 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02719699

(Registered 27 February 2019)
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: 5 May 2019

Date accepted: 5 May 2019

Donor status: company, registration 1965149

(Registered 31 May 2019)
Name of donor: Stoke Park Ltd
Address of donor: Stoke Park Club, Park Road, Stoke Poges SL2 4PG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to Boodles tennis tournament, value £700

Date received: 25 June 2019

Date accepted: 25 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02732069

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Stoke Park Ltd
Address of donor: Stoke Park Club, Park Road, Stoke Poges SL2 4PG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to Wimbledon tennis tournament, value £370

Date received: 12 July 2019

Date accepted: 12 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02732069

(Registered 12 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University
Address of donor: 285 Mercer St, 7th floor, New York, NY 10003

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £792; accommodation with an estimated value of £300; total £1,092

Destination of visit: Florence

Dates of visit: 17-18 March 2019

Purpose of visit: To speak at a conference organised by the donor.

(Registered 26 March 2019)
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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