Lord Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey is a member of the House of Lords.

Ed was the Member of Parliament for Wantage between 2005 and 2019. During that time Ed was the UK’s longest-serving Minister for Culture, in the government of UK Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010 to 2016.

As culture minister Ed was responsible for the UK’s national museums and galleries; the Arts Council; and heritage policy. During his time in office, Ed maintained free admission to museums; oversaw a reform of English Heritage; introduced the national music education plans; and published the first White Paper on cultural policy for more than 50 years. He also introduced tax credits to support theatres, museums, and orchestras, and introduced the National Music Education Plan.

Ed currently serves as a governor of St Paul’s School and works as an adviser to a number of tech companies.

Appointment information

  • Appointed by: Prime Minister
  • Appointment: 7 January 2022
  • Term expires: 6 January 2026

Other membership

  • Chair of Tate Liverpool Advisory Group
  • Finance & Operations Committee
  • Audit Committee