Victoria Grace Ford is a British Conservative Party politician who served as Minister of State for Development from 6 September to 25 October 2022.
18 Facts About Vicky Ford
Vicky Ford has served as the Member of Parliament for Chelmsford since 2017.
Vicky Ford is a former investment banker, district councillor, and was a Member of the European Parliament for the East of England from 2009 to 2017.
Vicky Ford served as a Minister in the Department for Education from 2020 to 2021 before moving to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in the government led by Boris Johnson.
Vicky Ford returned to the backbenches on 25 October 2022, resigning shortly after Liz Truss resigned as prime minister.
Vicky Ford attended primary school and Omagh Academy in Northern Ireland, but following her father's death, she went to schools in England.
Vicky Ford was educated at independent St Paul's Girls' School, independent Marlborough College and then studied Maths and Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Vicky Ford was promoted to vice-president in their loan syndication department.
In 2006, Vicky Ford was elected as a local councillor, representing Balsham Ward at South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Vicky Ford was a parliamentary candidate in the 2005 general election for Birmingham Northfield constituency, but lost to incumbent Labour Party MP Richard Burden.
Vicky Ford was elected as Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament for East of England in the 2009 European Parliament election.
Vicky Ford was a member of the Bureau of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group and a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with China.
Vicky Ford was a lead negotiator on the Horizon 2020 fund for research and on bank capital requirements, deposit guarantee schemes and residential mortgages.
In 2016, Vicky Ford was ranked as one of the top ten most influential members of the European Parliament by Politico Europe, particularly for her work on digital policy.
Vicky Ford was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Chelmsford at the 2017 general election.
On 21 June 2017, Vicky Ford made her maiden speech in the Queen's speech debate, the first of the 2017 intake to do so.
Vicky Ford was appointed Minister of State for Development, attending cabinet, by the incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss on 6 September 2022, and was appointed to the Privy Council on 13 September 2022 She left her post on 25 October when Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister and returned to the backbenches.
Vicky Ford is an oncologist and is the director of cancer services at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.