Westminster News

My Vote Against the Government

As you are aware last night I took the difficult decision to vote against the Government and my Party in a crucial motion designed to avoid a “no deal” Brexit. It is a decision I have been wrestling with for some days now, but I believe that this was the right thing to do.

Cancer Research UK

Ed was delighted to meet with his local Cancer Research UK Ambassadors Sue Duncombe and Patrick McGuire this afternoon in Parliament to discuss the launch of the new Should To Shoulder campaign supporting NHS staff in the fight against cancer. You can find out more about the campaign here.

Epilepsy Purple Day

As the President of SUDEP Action, the only UK Charity dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risk, tackling epilepsy deaths & supporting the bereaved, Ed visited the Epilepsy Purple Day event in Parliament today.

Points of Light Award

Ed presented the Points of Light award to Courtney Hughes from Didcot today. Courtney founded Charity Secret Santa when she was 12, gifting 250 presents and now donates 20k all year round.

European Union Withdrawal Bill

I have been receiving a lot of correspondence over the last few days on the EU Withdrawal Bill, otherwise known as the Great Repeal Bill.

Ed takes part in debate on the BBC Charter

During today’s House of Commons debate on the BBC Charter, Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage and former Minister for Culture and Creative Industries, took the opportunity to contribute his thoughts on the new charter.

Ed joins the Privy Council

Following his tenure as the longest serving Arts Minister in British political history, Ed Vaizey, Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot has today (12 October 2016) been officially sworn into Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.