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A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday, 20 May  Week starts at the Department of Education to meet the Schools Minister.  I am leading a delegation of Essex MPs who are concerned.  In the aftermath of the last financial crisis the vast amount of school funding was protected from cuts, but not all.  Now there is going to be a fu

Jobs Minister praises staff at Chelmsford's Job Centre Plus during his visit

Staff and work coaches at Chelmsford Job Centre Plus were praised by a senior government minister during a visit to Chelmsford last week.  The Minister of State for Employment, Alok Sharma MP, had been invited by Chelmsford’s MP, Vicky Ford.  They met with the Job Centre management team, work coa

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 13 May  Week starts in Ireland where I am representing the UK at the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.  This brings together elected members from the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish devolved governments as well as UK and Irish MPs.  We spend the morning discussing climate change and

Supporting World Ovarian Day

The charity Ovarian Cancer Action handed out 33,000 white roses with symptoms cards attached on World Ovarian Cancer Day to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms, a disease that kills a woman in the UK every two hours.

Success as Glucose Monitors available in Mid Essex

Over the past two years I have been contacted by a number of Chelmsford constituents with diabetes wanting to be able to use state of the art continuous glucose monitors “FreeStyle Libre Monitors”.

 

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Tuesday 7 May  As Monday was a bank holiday we start our week on Tuesday but follow “Monday hours”.This means that is there is to be a vote Westminster and we will sit until 10pm.  My week starts in the second debating chamber called Westminster Hall, where I help the Foreign Office Minister with

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Easter weekend was beautiful.  I enjoyed the Good Friday service in the High Street, watching Essex playing Cricket with my family and knocking on doors all across Chelmsford.