Vicky Ford

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

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:

  • Vicky Ford voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Vicky Ford generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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.

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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
  • Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Education
  • *No heading*
  • Overseas Students: EU Nationals
  • Infrastructure: Chelmsford
  • Local Government: Internet
  • Chelmsford Prison: Violence

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (Commons) (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: JC Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to my association's fighting fund

Donor status: company, registration 561597

(Registered 17 December 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
Address of donor: 2nd Floor Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the Brits Awards, value £940

Date received: 18 February 2020

Date accepted: 18 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 01132389

(Registered 15 April 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation
Address of donor: Stora Nygatan 30, Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and other travel, total value £1,000

Destination of visit: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates of visit: 29-30 January 2020

Purpose of visit: To address a roundtable on the invitation of the Swedish Moderate Party.

(Registered 18 February 2020)
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 5 July 2019, member of the Board of Anglia Ruskin University (unpaid). (Registered 03 September 2019)

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