Ed Vaizey to Stand Down Before General Election

After much reflection I have decided not to stand at the next election. I will campaign hard for my successor & look forward to Boris Johnson and the Conservatives winning a great majority. Thanks to all in Wantage and Didcot who supported me over so many years. #vexit

National Academy for Social Prescribing

Following the launch of the National Academy for Social Prescribing linking the arts and health sectors Ed asked what the Home Office was doing with the UK's word beating creative industries to help combat crime.  His question can be seen here: 

Human Trafficking

As trade envoy for Vietnam Ed raised the point with the Home Secretary in Parliament that greater cooperation is needed between government departments with regard to migrant trafficking.  His full question can be seen here:  https:

Mobile Phone Masts

Ed asked the Digital Secretary of State to update the House of Commons on any changes to planning regulation for the erection of mobile phone masts.

Ed attends Didcot First AGM

Ed visited STFC, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, on the Harwell Campus for the Didcot First AGM and board meeting. Guest speaker was Lucy Butler, Director of Children's Services, at Oxfordshire County Council.  A wide ranging and robust discussion took place between all the attendees.

Visit to Ipsen Group Labs

Ed was delighted to welcome health minister Baroness Blackwood to Ipsen Group's labs in Milton Park. This French company has invested £100 million in the UK in the last four years and supports 100 jobs in the constituency.

Ed visits Rebellion Film Studio

Ed enjoyed visiting Rebellion Film Studio in Didcot with founder Jason Kingsley.  Rebellion is a fantastic new resource for the UK's world beating film, TV and vfx industry.