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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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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.
This is a random selection of Vicky Ford’s votes.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2019–2022.
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
3 votes for, 3 votes against, 4 absences, between 2021–2022.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2018–2021.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
17 votes for, 48 votes against, 3 absences, between 2018–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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I thank my hon. Friend for the work that he has done on the Bill. As I have an urban constituency, I obviously do not see much theft of agricultural equipment, but many of my constituents—small traders in particular—have had machinery stolen from vans, so I agree that we should be using whatever innovations or technology are available in that area to try to protect those tradespeople from...
I understand that the Minister is asking for a quantum leap—that is a good phrase to describe the massive change we need—rapidly. Does he agree that rapidly should mean no more than one month?
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Transport
- Ministry of Justice
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Education
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Overseas Students: EU Nationals
- *No heading*
- Copernicus Programme
- Students: Mental Health Services
- Defence: Innovation
Currently held offices
- Member, Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill Committee (since 25 Jan 2023)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development) (6 Sep 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Sep 2022)
- 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)
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