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Edward Vaizey

Edward Vaizey

Cultural Fellow


Edward Vaizey is a Cultural Fellow within King's College London.  

Ed is a Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament for Wantage since 2005. 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 introduction of tax credits for film, television, animation and video games, which have helped make the creative industries the fastest growing part of the UK economy. He played a key role in putting coding in the national curriculum for schools and in attracting inward investment to the UK tech economy. Ed currently serves as a trustee of two national charities, the National Youth Theatre and BritDoc. He is a member of the House of Commons Speaker’s Advisory Panel on the Arts and is a Patron of Kids in Museums. Ed is leading two enquiries: Creative Fuse, a three-year research project looking at the technology sector in the North-East of England, and the Oxfordshire Local Economic Partnership Culture group, looking at promoting culture in Oxfordshire.