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Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

Last Wednesday marked 100 years since women were given the right to stand in elections in the UK.   I am very honoured to be the first female MP to represent Chelmsford.  It is important that people from all parts of society can take part in our democracy.  Today, only one in three Members of Par

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

What a week.   I start by packing a complicated travel bag. Monday  Spend the morning in Chelmsford, at County Hall where John Spence, the councillor for Chelmer Village and I have arranged to meet with First Bus Essex.  I have had lots of emails from constituents with complaints about the bus se

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Start the week in Maldon at the Council offices where the team from the Job Centre have invited representatives from local housing associations, charities and council staff to brief them on Universal Credit.  Universal Centre will be coming to Chelmsford next month when the first 500 peop

Chelmsford Fortnightly Column

This year the commemorations for 100 years since the end of World War I have been extraordinarily moving.  A vast crowd attended the main service at Chelmsford War Memorial.  A huge thank you to those who played a part in the service, marched in the parade and played in the bands.   A smaller cro

A week in the life of Vicky Ford MP

Monday  Budget day - up early to the House of Commons to put my “prayer card” in.  MPs use the little green cards to reserve a seat in the Chamber, but you have to be in “prayers” at the start of the sitting to keep it.  

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