Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

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08 DEC 2016

Britain and Europe, Alimony, Custody and Eating Cake

  "Britain and Europe, Alimony, Custody and Eating Cake"   Lecture to the Royal Society of Actuaries Edinburgh - 7th December 2016    The Scale of the Challenge We are at a critical time. The actions and decisions that political leaders here and abroad will take over the n...


08 NOV 2016

Speech for the CHPCB Conference - "Healthcare mobility across borders - trends and expectations"

  CHPCB Conference – promoting patient safety across borders Friday 28 October 2016 30 Euston Square London, NW1 2FB   "Healthcare mobility across borders – trends and expectations" Thank you very much for inviting me to speak at this conference. Welcome to London. It is...


18 OCT 2016

Speech to the Science Business Conference on Europe's Tech Clusters

Vicky Ford - Speech to the Science Business Conference on Europe's Tech Clusters Bibliotheque Solvay, Brussels, 18th October 2016 Thank you for inviting me to speak at today's conference. We are meeting in the park where Einstein met Marie Curie 90 years ago. What a fitting place for this confere...


17 OCT 2016

Speech to the European Consumer Summit

Vicky Ford - Speech European Consumer Summit 17 October 2016 Thank you for inviting me to speak today. We are at a critical time for confidence in the Single Market. Consumers must be at the heart of the market. There has been consumer rights legislation in the single market since the 1990s. This...


20 JAN 2016

Programme of activities of the Dutch Presidency (debate)

Vicky Ford speaking on the programme of activities of the Dutch Presidency.


18 JAN 2016

Personal protective equipment

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on the issue of personal protective equipment. This file has been an interesting case study of: -how the single market operates for both businesses and consumers across the EUs 28 different countries, -The roles of the commission, Europe council of min...


11 NOV 2015

Zero Rating Practice

Mr President, every person in Europe has the right to access the online content they want and use the applications they wish without discrimination or interference, and all internet traffic must be treated equally. We have just agreed new rules across Europe that enshrine these principles into o...


27 OCT 2015

Mobile Data Roaming Debate

  Mr President, in recent years people have travelled across Europe for their holidays, only to come home to a nasty shock when their phone bill arrives. Ending mobile roaming fees will be welcomed by millions of people.Safeguards have been put in place to prevent excessive usage and to make...


27 OCT 2015

Mobile Data Roaming

Mr Helmer, many millions of people from across your region and my region use their phones. I do not want to push up their domestic prices, but I do want to them to be able to use their phones affordably when they travel across Europe. This is why, in the two years of negotiations, we have put in...


27 OCT 2015

Commission Work Debate

  Mr President, we need to focus on the economy, boosting competitiveness, innovation and trade, both across the single market and beyond, in traditional sectors and in the digital age. There is much in the work programme that I can agree with.I have said that every EU initiative should face...


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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.