Lord Ed Vaizey

Member of the House of Lords


About Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey was the Member of Parliament for Wantage between 2005 and 2019.  He served as the UK Government Culture and Digital Minister from 2010-16, and is the longest-serving Minister in that role.  He was appointed a privy councillor in 2016.

In his role as digital minister, Ed was responsible for the roll out of the successful rural broadband programme to more than 4 million homes, the introduction of 4G, and tax credits for film, television, animation and video games, which have helped make the creative industries the fastest growing part of the UK economy.

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