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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

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week in Maldon at the Council offices where the team from the Job Centre have invited representatives from local housing associations, charities and council staff to brief them on Universal Credit.  Universal Centre will be coming to Chelmsford next month when the first 500 peop

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Budget day - up early to the House of Commons to put my “prayer card” in.  MPs use the little green cards to reserve a seat in the Chamber, but you have to be in “prayers” at the start of the sitting to keep it.  

City’s MP says Budget is a bonus for Chelmsford

Vicky Ford, has said this week’s Budget brings many benefits for Chelmsford.  Since the Chancellor delivered his speech on Monday she has been going through the fine print of the famous “Red Book” which sets out the details. 

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week in Canary Wharf where I join the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly. This brings together MPs from both countries as well as members of Northern Irish Assembly, Welsh Assembly and Scottish Government. It’s a good thing there is a big meeting room!

Support for Macmillan Cancer Support

Vicky showed her support for Macmillan Cancer Support on Wednesday 24 October by attending the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. This year’s event focused on the challenges that people can face at different stages of their cancer experience.

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