Ed Vaizey

Former Independent MP for Wantage

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Recent appearances

  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    I should just say that I have not said I am leaving the House— I was just giving a statement at the end of term.
  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    I am grateful to have an opportunity to take part in this debate and to pay tribute to so many colleagues who are moving on. It is a particular honour to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin). Indeed, it was a telephone call from him that first heralded my appointment as a Minister. I could hear the deep reluctance in his voice, verging on...
  • Valedictory Debate 5 Nov 2019

    The final issue I want to raise in my speech is that, despite the then Chief Whip’s concerns, I was lucky enough to serve for six years as Minister with responsibility for the arts, telecommunications and technology. The telecoms part of the brief was a complete accident. It came to us when we were in opposition, because the then telecoms spokesman was the right hon. and learned Member for...

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Former Independent MP for Wantage

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019

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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
  • Film
  • Social Media: Children
  • Convergence Think Tank

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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 41 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ed Vaizey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 51 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 54.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 147 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 813 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 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)
Payments for speeches received via London Speaker Bureau, 235 Kensington High St, London W8 6SF:
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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