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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

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 –

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.