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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

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