Ed Vaizey is a former barrister, director of a public relations company and writer.
Ed was elected MP for Didcot and Wantage in 2005. In 2006 Ed was appointed Shadow Arts Minister, and in 2010 became the Minister for Culture Communications and the Creative Industries.
In that role, Ed has been responsible for the roll out of the successful rural broadband programme, the introduction of 4G, and tax credits for film, television, animation and video games, which have made the creative industries the fastest growing part of our economy.
In 2014, Ed was appointed Minister of State for Culture, Media & Sport, and Business, Innovation & Skills (Digital Industries).