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 removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against.
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Ed Vaizey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Improving mobile coverage remains a priority for the Government, and our landmark agreement in December 2014 with the four mobile network operators (MNOs) for each to provide voice and SMS text coverage to at least 90% of the UK landmass by 2017 will significantly improve coverage in the UK, including the Liverpool City Region. The additional licence obligation on Telefonica, which the other...
A new Europe unit is being set up in Whitehall, bringing together officials and policy expertise from across government. This unit will be led by and staffed by the best and brightest from across the civil service, including DCMS.
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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
- Culture Media and Sport
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Light Bulbs
- Renaissance in the Regions
- Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Currently held offices
- Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (since 15 Jul 2014)
- Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport) (since 15 Jul 2014)
Other offices held in the past
- 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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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ed Vaizey’s speeches
- 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.31% 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.
- 161 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 722 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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