Ed Vaizey ends role as Communications Minister
Ed Vaizey ends role as Communications Minister
Posted by
Ed Vaizey ends role as Communications Minister

Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey has left the Government.

He tweeted Friday night saying he is “Looking forward to supporting the government from the backbenches #vexit”.

He’s being replaced by Matthew Hancock – MP for West Suffolk since 2010. Matthew was the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, also attending Cabinet meetings. He previously served as jointly Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.

Hancock was the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, also attending Cabinet meetings. He previously served as jointly Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.

Speaking to RadioToday earlier this week, Ed Vaizey hinted he may be serving his last days as Minister and took the opportunity to thank reflect on his work: “Politics is very fluid at the moment so in case things don’t do my way under the new Prime Minister I wanted to say thank you to the colleagues I’ve worked with over the last six years to make digital radio a brilliant reality in the UK”.

Ed was the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, with responsibilities in the Departments for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). He had served since 2014 as a Minister in the Department for Culture and Department for Business, responsible for digital industries.

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 Comments Off 3251 15 July, 2016 Industry News, Today 10:01 pm 20167 Friday, July 15th, 2016

Looking for something else?

Register

Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

Doing the DAB in Manchester - December 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Texture Bar, Manchester)
BBC Music Awards 2016 - December 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (ExCeL London 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL, England)
Deadline for entries: IRN Awards - January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm ()
European Radio Show - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
European Radio Show - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
European Radio Show - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
RAJAR delivered to stations Q4 2016 - February 8, 2017 at 10:30 am ()
Radiodays Europe 2017 - March 19, 2017 at 12:00 am (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
More events