Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey

Member, House of Lords
Biography

Ed Vaizey (Lord Vaizey of Didcot) is a member of the House of Lords, appointed in 2020, and sits on the Communications and Media Committee. Ed 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 played a key role in putting coding in the national curriculum for schools, and in attracting inward investment to the UK tech economy. He was appointed a privy councillor in 2016. Ed currently serves as a trustee of the National Youth Theatre, the Documentary Society and London Music Masters, and is a patron of Kids in Museums. Ed is a visiting professor at King’s College, London and Newcastle University; an Honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; an Honorary Fellow of the Radio Academy; President of Didcot Town Football Club; and Deputy President of the Old Pauline club.