Ed Vaizey

Conservative MP for Wantage

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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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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

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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
  • Reservoirs: Abingdon
  • Film
  • Renaissance in the Regions
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Ed Vaizey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — 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 79.39% 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.
  • 133 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ed Vaizey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 790 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 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. 32 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 13 January 2017; updated 19 June and 31 October 2017)
Payment of £7,047 expected as a discretionary end of year bonus for 2017. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 January 2018)
From 1 May 2017 until 31 January 2018, consultant to International Group Management Limited, Stoke Park Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4PG, on esports and leisure. I received a monthly fee of £2,083 (from 1 October 2017, £2,083 plus VAT) for this role, plus related expenses. Hours: approx. 8 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 21 June 2017; updated 31 October 2017 and 18 January 2018)
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 £360 expected for an article written on 4 May 2018. Hours: approx. 2 hrs. (Registered 04 June 2018)
From 15 January 2018, adviser to NEC Europe Ltd, Athene, Odyssey Business Park, West End Road, South Ruislip HA4 6QE. I will receive a fee of £24,000 per annum, paid quarterly, until further notice. Hours: approx. 4 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 15 January 2018)
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. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BT Group plc
Address of donor: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a match at Chelsea Football Club, value £400

Date received: 20 February 2018

Date accepted: 20 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 04190816

(Registered 13 March 2018)
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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