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A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday Start the week with a phone call from the lead of the Policy Committee at the Corporation of London.  They are worried about real cliff edges that certain financial sector businesses will face if the Brexit deal is not passed.  We discuss the impact on insurance and derivatives contracts –

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

This has been an enormously intense period in Westminster.  At the time of writing this article the “meaningful vote” on the Brexit Withdrawal agreement has still not happened.  I have thought long and hard about the vote and what may lie ahead.  

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week at the quarterly meeting with representatives of UK manufacturing, tech, food and energy sectors.  They explain how important it is to avoid the uncertainty of a “no deal” Brexit.  Into House of Commons to hear from the Prime Minister with latest news of Brexit negotiations

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday   4.30 am alarm – goodness!  Off to London to ITV studios and Good Morning Britain. I am asked if I’ve written a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister.  The answer is “no”, I haven’t.

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

Last Wednesday marked 100 years since women were given the right to stand in elections in the UK.   I am very honoured to be the first female MP to represent Chelmsford.  It is important that people from all parts of society can take part in our democracy.  Today, only one in three Members of Par

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

What a week.   I start by packing a complicated travel bag. Monday  Spend the morning in Chelmsford, at County Hall where John Spence, the councillor for Chelmer Village and I have arranged to meet with First Bus Essex.  I have had lots of emails from constituents with complaints about the bus se

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week in Maldon at the Council offices where the team from the Job Centre have invited representatives from local housing associations, charities and council staff to brief them on Universal Credit.  Universal Centre will be coming to Chelmsford next month when the first 500 peop

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

This year the commemorations for 100 years since the end of World War I have been extraordinarily moving.  A vast crowd attended the main service at Chelmsford War Memorial.  A huge thank you to those who played a part in the service, marched in the parade and played in the bands.   A smaller cro

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Budget day - up early to the House of Commons to put my “prayer card” in.  MPs use the little green cards to reserve a seat in the Chamber, but you have to be in “prayers” at the start of the sitting to keep it.