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The Wantage constituency has a total population of 108,663, of which 84,459 are eligible (18+) to vote (77.7%).
Wantage ranks 111th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 102th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
Edward Henry Butler Vaizey (born 5 June 1968) is a British Conservative Party politician.
From 2010 to 2016 Vaizey 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. He was appointed a member of the Privy Council in July 2016.
He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Wantage at the 2005 general election, and was re-elected in the 2010 general election being again returned to the House of Commons in the 2015 election.
A former barrister, Vaizey is also a regular media columnist and political commentator.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Vaizey
Election turnout for the Wantage constituency in 2015 was 69.80%, higher than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Alex Meredith||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||-||http://alexmeredith4wantage.com/|
|Ed Vaizey||Conservative||Male||05 June 1968 (50)||-||http://www.vaizey.com/|
|Lee Upcraft||UK Independence Party||Male||-||-||http://www.ukipwantage.org/index.php|
|Liberal Democrat||Armitage, Alan|
Election turnout for the Wantage constituency in 2010 was 70%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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