Esther McVey

MP, Wirral West

Wirral West Conservative

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How Esther McVey voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Esther McVey occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance 22 Jul 2014

    The information requested is shown in the following table: Number of Work programme referrals, job outcomes and sustained job outcomes for employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants aged over 50, Great Britain, 1 June 2011 to 31 March 2014   Referrals Job outcomes Sustained job outcomes Total for all ESA prognosis customer groups 70,740 2,660 2,490
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Food Banks 22 Jul 2014

    Jobcentres provide support to all claimants to find work. In April 2013, funding for crisis loans and community care grants (previously part of the Social Fund) was transferred to local authorities, to enable them to extend their services in a way that best meets local needs. As such, local authorities may choose to fund food banks if they consider that this would benefit their local community.
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 22 Jul 2014

    The information requested is not available.

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Conservative MP for Wirral West

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Overseas Students: Loans
  • Science: Research
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Students: Loans
  • Pupil Exclusions

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 78.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 27 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 200 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Esther McVey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 189 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Directorships
Making It (UK) Ltd, 27 Seymour Terrace Liverpool L3 5PE. Provision of serviced offices.
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Mr Anthony Endfield
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 9 July 2013; updated 25 October 2013)
(a) Name of donor: United and Cecil Club
(a) Address of donor: Beckfield, Crouch Lane, Winkfield L4 4TN
(a) Amount of donation: £5,000
(a) Donor status: members’ association
(a) (Registered 23 July 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Lady Beryl Steinberg
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 7 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Henry Angest
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Directors of Aintree Racecourse
Address of donor: Ormskirk Road, Liverpool L9 5AS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Corporate hospitality packages for two people at Grand National Day, at a cost of £580 per person, total £1,160.
Date of receipt: 5 April 2014
Date of acceptance: 5 April 2014
Donor status: company, registration number 2909409
(Registered 25 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Commercial property in Liverpool from which rental income is received.

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