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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Life peerage awarded to Ed Vaizey gazetted

 _. The barony conferred for life upon former Conservative MP Ed Vaizey, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Vaizey of Didcot, of Wantage in the County of Oxfordshire.

Vaizey was recommended for a peerage in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours.

Edward Henry Butler Vaizey, Baron Vaizey of Didcot PC (born 5 June 1968) is a British politician, media columnist, political commentator and former barrister who served as Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries from 2010 to 2016. 

A member of the Conservative Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Wantage from 2005 to 2019.Vaizey is the son of the late John Vaizey, a Labour life peer, the economist Baron Vaizey [1929-84], and the art historian Marina Vaizey (The Lady Vaizey CBE). His father's family is from South London. He spent part of his childhood growing up in Berkshire. He was educated at St Paul's School, London, before reading History at Merton College, Oxford. Elected Librarian (Vice-President) of the Oxford Union, he graduated with an upper second class degree. After leaving Oxford, he worked for the Conservative parliamentarians Kenneth Clarke and Michael Howard as an adviser on employment and education issues. He then practised as a barrister for several years, specialising in family law and child care.

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