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A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

My thoughts this week have been with those who are mourning loved ones taken by the  virus, those who are sick, the worried and the lonely.  Thank you everyone so much for staying at home, it is making a huge difference and slowing down the spread of the disease.

To the People of Chelmsford

Dear People of Chelmsford,   I know you are worried about the impact of the corona virus. We all are. We have never seen a threat like this before, and it is extremely serious.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

This has not been a normal week, and for all of us this is the most incredibly challenging time. My thoughts are with all my constituents across Chelmsford as they face the changes and challenges ahead. I am trying to keep people up to date with the most recent news via my Facebook page but pleas

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 9th March - 11,147 steps  The week starts in the Department for Education meeting the team responsible for Early Years and childcare entitlements. I’m speaking for the Government in a debate on this later in the day. This is a passion of mine as I helped to run my own local pre-school when

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 24th February - 9,989 steps  Start the week at the Department for Education for my first “team” meeting. These will happen each week and are chaired by the Secretary of State. The lead civil servants give an update from each of their areas, we discuss key areas of policy and work to be don

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