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A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 29 June  I arrive in Westminster ready for what looks like a long week ahead.  Usually the last vote in the House of Commons must come by 10 pm on Mondays, 7 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 5pm on Thursdays.  The late Monday and early Thursday are timed to enable MPs to travel to and fro

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 22nd June  Up very early to get to Westminster. Each day in Parliament MPs get to question Ministers from a different government department and today it’s the turn of the Department for Education.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 15th June Before heading off to London, I pick my car up from the garage where it has been having a new clutch fixed (ouch- expensive) and then head into the Department for Education for a busy day of meetings. This includes a very positive meeting with the Minister from the Department of

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 1st June  A last day working from home before the House of Commons meets again. Some colleagues would like to continue with the online voting system that we used last month but the system had many challenges.  

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

This week has been a parliamentary recess and with beautiful weather, I was rather hoping to spend some time with my Doctor Husband who, like me has not had a day off since February. However, as ever in politics, unpredictable things come up. 

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 18th May  During lockdown I start each day with my small team of parliamentary assistants going through the emails and messages that we receive from Chelmsford constituents. This morning there are lots of questions about the proposals for school opening.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 11th May 2020  During lockdown I start each day with a call with my small team of parliamentary assistants going through the emails, letters and phone calls that we have had from Chelmsford residents.  Following the Prime Ministers announcement that there will be a slight relaxation of the

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Community organisations, neighbours and friends have been amazing during this look down, especially at supporting those who are lonely, vulnerable or afraid. It is important to try to find ways back to a newer normal. Young children, in particular, are missing out on the interactions with others