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A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday, 22 July  Massively busy start to the week.  The Iranians have seized a British oil tanker in the Gulf and the Foreign Secretary (still Jeremy Hunt at this stage) is to make a statement to MPs.  I rush with advisors, agreeing suggested questions for colleagues to ask and briefing them.  

Vicky asks new Prime Minister Boris Johnson about Essex Policing numbers

Today was Boris Johnson's first day as PM taking questions from MPs. Vicky told him about the 360 extra police Essex PCC Roger Hirst has added to the Essex Force, Vicky then asked the Prime Minister if Essex would get its fair share of the 20,000 additional Officers that he has promised.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday, 15 July  Army and Navy Task Force meeting. We agree a shortlist of eight potential new schemes. Engineers will now prepare detailed design work and projections of the impact on traffic flows.

Beaulieu Park Column from Vicky

 It was good to welcome the Police Minister, Nick Hurd to Chelmsford. He came to meet the Chief Constable of Essex Police and to hear from police officers and staff as part of the Front Line Review. This is a very detailed piece of work looking at the pressures police face across the country. It

Moulsham Times Column from Vicky

It was good to welcome the Police Minister, Nick Hurd to Chelmsford. He came to meet the Chief Constable of Essex Police and to hear from police officers and staff as part of the Front Line Review. This is a very detailed piece of work looking at the pressures police face across the country. It m

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 8th July  The week starts with news of leaked documents from the UK ambassador, Kim Darroch in Washington. This is worrying as the UK/US relationship is vital for global security.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday, 01 July  To London for a major speech by the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, setting out a ten-point plan for resolving Brexit.  Whoever takes over as Prime Minister will face a very difficult challenge, so it is good to hear of detailed plans. Helpful meeting with representatives from BA

Police Minister comes to Chelmsford

Very good to have the excellent Police Minister Nick Hurd in Chelmsford today discussing the  Front Line Review which recommends more police officers and more support for them.

 

Monthly Column - June 2019

I was pleased to hear from the Chief Executive of Mid Essex Hospitals that they are moving ahead with improvements to specialist services.  The first phase involves vascular, urology, radiology and orthopaedic services at Broomfield, Basildon and Southend hospitals.