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.
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.