Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

25 APR 2017

Statement on Essex MPs Standing Down


I am sorry to hear that Sir Alan Haselhurst MP has decided to follow Sir Eric Pickles MP and Sir Simon Burns MP and will also be standing down from Parliament at the forthcoming General Election.

Between them they have served the people of Essex for over ninety years. Their knowledge and experience will be greatly missed.

I know that they will support their successors in their respective constituencies with wise council and that this will enable a smooth transition.

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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.