Lord Vaizey of Didcot

Conservative Peer

@edvaizey https://facebook.com/vaizeymp

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 September 2020

Previously MP for Wantage until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Wantage

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Topics of interest

Lord Vaizey of Didcot 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
  • Stolen Artworks

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • King’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 19 Jul 2024

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to respond to the gracious Speech. I refer to my registered interest as a trustee of the Tate gallery. I welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, to her place as a Minister; she is an occasional sparring partner of mine on “Good Morning Britain”. She is a really welcome addition to the House, and I am sure she will do a fantastic job as a Minister. It is a huge...
  • King’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 19 Jul 2024

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to respond to the gracious Speech. I refer to my registered interest as a trustee of the Tate gallery. I welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, to her place as a Minister; she is an occasional sparring partner of mine on “Good Morning Britain”. She is a really welcome addition to the House, and I am sure she will do a fantastic job as a Minister. It is a huge...
  • Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 71 22 May 2024

    Well, if no one is going to fill the gap, I will. I can confirm that a general election has not yet been announced—in deference to the excellent speech on radio from the noble Lord, Lord Foster. I thought I would make a few brief remarks —while we wait for this imminent event—with some reflections on radio. I was lucky enough to be the Radio Minister for six years in the DCMS and now I...

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