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A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  One of those days when everything changes at the last minute.  I plan to be in Chelmsford for the first meeting of the Army and Navy Task Force when I get a message that the Prime Minister is to give an update to MPs on the EU negotiations and I need to be in Westminster.   So, I hop on t

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday   Parliament is still in recess but I have a very, very early start as I am invited to a breakfast at the London School of Economics.  The former head of the World Trade Organisation is in the UK discussing what next after Brexit.  I am interested to hear his views.  Round the table are fo

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

This has been a very strange week as I thought I was going to be travelling overseas with the charity Tearfund.  We were going to Haiti to see projects helping tackle the problem of plastic waste in one of the world’s poorest countries.    The plan was to make a film on how international aid can

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

I was very surprised and honoured at the start of Westminster’s autumn term to be asked to take on a new responsibility helping ministers in the Foreign Office Team.    The role is called a “Parliamentary Private Secretary” or in political jargon “PPS”.  Each ministerial department has at least t

Week in the Life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 23rd   Just two more days before Parliament breaks for summer recess and already Westminster feels quieter.  Early start joining a round table on Rare Diseases and how to make sure the UK remains at the forefront.  I agree to write to the new Health Secretary about getting new treatments a

My first Annual Report

My first Annual Report as Chelmsford's Member of Parliament is out and hitting doormats around our City. 

You can see a digital copy below.

Chelmsford Rail Users Public Meeting

I receive a lot of questions from commuters about railway services. As a commuter myself I understand that the current service is often simply not good enough and that changes are needed.