Ed Vaizey was first elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for the constituency of Wantage in 2005. He was re-elected in 2010, and in 2015.
In 2006 Ed was appointed Shadow Arts Minister, and in 2010 became the Minister for Culture Communications and the Creative Industries. In that role, he 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 the UK economy. In 2014, Ed was appointed Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy. Following Theresa May forming her first Government, Ed returned to the backbenches where he continues to champion the creative and digital sectors.