By Oliver Duff
Ed Vaizey has come a long way since filling the wretched role of writing speeches for Mikey Howard.
Mate-of-Cameron Vaizey, a nice chap who has been touching up possible Lib Dem defectors for the Tories, is entering the potentially lucrative world of after-dinner speaking, signing for the London agency JLA. Says boss Jeremy Lee, whose books boast William Hague and Alastair Campbell: “We’re very excited to be working with Mr Vaizey. He is an interesting speaker.”
The MP becomes a “C-grade” talker, on a par with Christine Hamilton and snooker’s Steve Davis. Small potatoes compared to the £20k commanded by A-graders, but £2,500-£5,000 for a night’s work ain’t rough.