Vicky Ford

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Conservative MP for Chelmsford


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Vicky Ford’s voting in Parliament

Vicky Ford is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Vicky Ford sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Vicky Ford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Vicky Ford’s full vote analysis page for more.

Vicky Ford has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Australasia and Canada: Foreign Relations 21 Sep 2021

    The UK has strong relations with New Zealand, Canada and Australia through our modern partnerships built on shared values and history. These partnerships are reinforced by close friendship, prosperity, people-to-people links, commonwealth membership and cultural exchange. The Foreign Secretary is in regular contact with their counterparts in New Zealand, Canada and Australia, and has spoken...
  • Backbench Business: Timpson Review of School Exclusion — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] 16 Sep 2021

    As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I congratulate my hon. Friends the Members for Warrington South (Andy Carter) and for Eddisbury (Edward Timpson) on securing this important debate. I apologise that I needed to step out for a couple of minutes earlier. I also thank the hon. Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) and so many other Members for their kind and...
  • Backbench Business: Timpson Review of School Exclusion — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] 16 Sep 2021

    I thank the hon. Member for that very good point. It is true and it is one of the things that I have spoken about at length over the past year and a half with the former mental health Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries), who is now Culture Secretary. Improving the paediatric mental health support for children in the health service is also a very important...

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Conservative MP for Chelmsford

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Cabinet Office
  • Treasury
  • *No heading*
  • Overseas Students: EU Nationals
  • Universal Credit
  • Local Growth Deals: Northern Ireland
  • Crimes of Violence: Young People

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (13 Feb 2020 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (10 Feb 2020 to 14 Sep 2020)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (18 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (5 Mar 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Cambridgeshire, jointly owned with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Registered 30 June 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 16 January 2020, an unpaid member of the Committee of Essex County Cricket Club. (Registered 21 September 2020)

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