Vicky Ford

Member of Parliament for Chelmsford



Vicky Ford was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, to English parents. After a 14 year career as an investment banker specialising in infrastructure and project financing, she became a district councillor for South Cambridgeshire and later an MEP from 2009 to 2017. In 2007, she was a major contributor to “The Tax Reform Commission”, a Conservative review on tax policy. As an MEP, Ford was a lead negotiator on the Horizon 2020 programme and from 2014 to 2017 was chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. In 2016, she was named by Politico as one of the top ten most influential MEPs for her work on digital policy. Ford chairs several APPGs, including Women in Parliament and Infrastructure. She is also the chair of the Parliamentary Forum for Information and Communications Technology. Ford backed Remain in the 2016 referendum but has voted with the government on key Brexit votes since. She has been a member of the science and technology, womens and equalities and European statutory instruments committees. In 2020, she was appointed parliamentary under-secretary for children and families.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0