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Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

 There is much concern in our national newspapers about knife crime. In Chelmsford and Maldon there were four violent incidents involving knives last year. This is four too many, but it is much less than in many other parts of the UK.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Spend the morning with Science and Technology Select Committee looking at how Government is using digital technology to deliver services. We are doing an in-depth inquiry which I hope will lead to better services and better use of tax payer money.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week meeting Professor Roderick Watkins, the new Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, with my colleague Stephen Metcalfe the MP for Basildon who sits on the Science and Technology Committee with me.

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

Last week the usual Parliament February recess was cancelled due to the large amount of Brexit related legislation that needs to be scrutinised and voted on.  I had been due to join a cross party group of MPs on a trip to China and Hong Kong, but instead was in the House of Commons where I have b

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Strange week as Parliament was meant to be having its traditional February “recess”. I was supposed to be in a mission to Hong Kong and China to discuss our relationship post leaving the EU, but the trip as been cancelled and parliament has been recalled.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 11 February  Start the week by meeting First Bus Essex.  I’ve been working with Cllr John Spence to get improvements to Chelmsford buses.  I am delighted that the company promises action on all our requests, including a new evening service to Chelmer Village, extra buses to Great Baddow, G

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 4 February  Start the week in County Hall meeting Cllr Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.  Essex Schools receive far less government funding than London based schools, which we do not believe is fair.  We discuss a campaign for fairer funding. 

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

A lot of the focus in Westminster is obviously around resolving the issues relating to Brexit.  I believe it is much better for the UK if we do reach an agreement between the UK and EU on key matters, especially regarding trade, for citizen’s rights and for security matters.   I am focused on doi