A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 17th February – 4,402 steps  Parliament is in Recess this week. I spend the day reading briefings about my new role as Minister for Families and Children. I’m keen to make sure that I am as well read as possible before my first day in the Department on Wednesday.

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

There has been a very busy start to the year in Westminster. MPs not only passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the Queen's Speech but also started work on many other areas.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 10th February – 12,012 steps  Early start on BBC Essex talking about the work to take down the Army and Navy flyover which is starting this week. Most of the work will happen at night times apart from the noisy job of removing the two concrete ramps which will happen on Sundays. Then into

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 3rd February –10,728 steps  Start the week at the Department for International Development preparing for a debate on Climate Justice which will take place tomorrow. Climate change will affect those in many of the world’s poorest countries most.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 27th January - 10,774 steps  I spend most of the day preparing for “Oral Questions” to the Ministers from the Department for International Development on Wednesday. This is always a high profile occasion as it happens just before PMQs. At this time, when we are leaving the EU, it is vital

Is more emergency housing required to accommodate the homeless in winter?

Reducing homelessness and ending rough sleeping is a priority. The 2018 Homeless Reduction Act introduced a new duty on local authorities to take reasonable steps to prevent or relieve homelessness. The Government has committed to eliminating Rough Sleeping by the end of this Parliament. 

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  11,056 steps  Start the week at Teledyne-e2v in Chelmsford.  They are an awesome company.  Their radiotherapy products are used to treat 700,000 cancer patients across the world every day, their space imaging has captured pictures of every planet in our solar system and they are leading t

Vicky catches up with Chelmsford Police Leads

On Friday 24th January, I had a very helpful catch up with our local police leads, especially regarding drugs, county line activity, speeding, burglaries and aggressive begging.

Update on issues with Greater Anglia

Train update - On Monday 20th January 2020 I arranged for a number of MPs with representing constituencies on the Great Eastern Main Line to meet with Greater Anglia.