Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

I am often asked how my work affects local people and the local economy. Here are some of the campaigns I've led and achievements:

  • Removing costly bureaucracy for small companies wanting to raise capital so they can grow
  • Enabling improved international trade opportunities especially by cutting costs for small businesses
  • Supporting our world leading scientists by making it easier for them to work with experts in other countries and negotiating a £70 billion fund for science and research
  • Strengthening tests for new cars in the aftermath of the emissions scandal
  • Improving safety on line by increasing security of personal data and facilitating parental controls
  • Reducing holiday and travel complications by reinforcing and simplifying consumer rights
  • Changing international gun laws, to close loopholes whilst not penalising legal owners
  • Cutting the cost of your mobile phone bill by reducing international roaming fees
  • Fighting cybercrime by setting networks of national experts to protect key infrastructure
  • Helping you save money on your energy bills by promoting energy efficiency
  • Pushing the case for rural broadband and infrastructure by unlocking funding for digital telecoms
  • Reforming international banking laws so taxpayers will not be called upon to rescue failing banks
  • Supporting British industry by preventing a ban on new offshore deepwater oil drilling
  • Delivering the rail freight project which takes over 750,000 trucks off our roads each year

My Political Priorities

Economic Stability must come first. Without a strong economy we can not deliver a strong society. I work with businesses and consumers to keep Britain open for business, cutting red tape, boosting trade opportunities and helping to deliver jobs and growth for all.

I support Science and Research which is key to delivering better medical care and improved lifestyles for all our families.

Strong security is vital in today's uncertain world, which requires robust policing and defence and deep international relationships that we can depend on. I work with others to achieve this.

I care about the Countryside and the Environment and making sure that rural and urban communities flourish.