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National Apprenticeship Week - Vicky visits Chelmsford College

Apprenticeships appeal to those looking for alternatives to university. They often take a more practical approach to learning and enable students to earn as they learn. By focusing on training for a specific career, young people can learn a trade by actually doing the job.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week meeting Professor Roderick Watkins, the new Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, with my colleague Stephen Metcalfe the MP for Basildon who sits on the Science and Technology Committee with me.

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

Last week the usual Parliament February recess was cancelled due to the large amount of Brexit related legislation that needs to be scrutinised and voted on.  I had been due to join a cross party group of MPs on a trip to China and Hong Kong, but instead was in the House of Commons where I have b

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Strange week as Parliament was meant to be having its traditional February “recess”. I was supposed to be in a mission to Hong Kong and China to discuss our relationship post leaving the EU, but the trip as been cancelled and parliament has been recalled.

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 11 February  Start the week by meeting First Bus Essex.  I’ve been working with Cllr John Spence to get improvements to Chelmsford buses.  I am delighted that the company promises action on all our requests, including a new evening service to Chelmer Village, extra buses to Great Baddow, G

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday 4 February  Start the week in County Hall meeting Cllr Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.  Essex Schools receive far less government funding than London based schools, which we do not believe is fair.  We discuss a campaign for fairer funding. 

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

A lot of the focus in Westminster is obviously around resolving the issues relating to Brexit.  I believe it is much better for the UK if we do reach an agreement between the UK and EU on key matters, especially regarding trade, for citizen’s rights and for security matters.   I am focused on doi