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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. 

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Meet representatives from Insurance industry.  There are lots of insurance companies in Chelmsford and over 2,000 jobs locally.  They face real issues if there is a “no deal” Brexit. I promise to write to Treasury Ministers for them.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday starts with a meeting with Royal Mail and trade unions. I visited the Chelmsford sorting office just before Christmas and was very impressed by our local postmen & women.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Week starts at Essex County Council for a meeting of the Army and Navy Task Force. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of many potential options including examples of different flyovers, underpasses and new connecting roads, as well as redesigns of the entire roundabout.

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 –

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.

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