Ed Vaizey MP Wantage, Conservative, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and Culture, Media and Sport


  • Tel 020 7219 6350

  • Email:

  • Website: Ed Vaizey website

  • Constituency address

    Wallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Ed Vaizey

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Shadow Minister for the Arts 2006-10; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries), Departments for: Business, Innovation and Skills 2010-11, Culture, Media and Sport 2010-14; Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and Culture, Media and Sport 2014-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Bristol East 1997 general election. Member for Wantage 2005-10, for Wantage (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Arts, architecture, energy, science and technology, environment.
  • Party groups

    Election aide to Iain Duncan Smith MP 2001 general election; Deputy chair, Conservative Globalisation and Global Poverty Policy Group 2006.
  • Countries of interest

    India, Israel, Middle East, USA.

Election record for Wantage, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 51.87%
Liberal Democrat 27.88%
Labour 13.92%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Vaizey, Ed Conservative 29,284 51.87
Armitage, Alan Liberal Democrat 15,737 27.88
Mitchell, Steven Labour 7,855 13.92
Jones, Jacqueline UK Independence Party 2,421 4.29
Twine, Adam Green 1,044 1.85
Majority 13,547 votes
Electorate 80,833
Turnout (56,461) 69.85%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 7-12 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK-China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 16 September 2008)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Mr Charles Barwell, West Midlands. (Registered 4 March 2009)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Fees from appearances on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5). (Up to £5,000) Bi-monthly column for Public Affairs newsletter. (Actual £1200 per annum) (Up to £5,000) Fleishmann Hillard made a donation to charity following a speech I gave at a dinner organised by them at the end of September 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 1 November 2008) The Ledbury Group made a donation to a local charity in my constituency following a speech I gave at a breakfast organised by them. (Registered 4 March 2009) Fee of £800 for speaking at event hosted by Neil Stewart Associates, PO Box 39976, 2nd floor, 1 Benjamin St, London EC1M 5YT. Hours: 4 (Registered 21 July 2009)

Remunerated directorships: Edexcel plc (non-executive); educational services.

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