Esther McVey

MP, Wirral West

Wirral West Conservative

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How Esther McVey voted
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  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails

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Esther McVey occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: EU Law 8 Sep 2014

    Since 2010, 66 EU directives have been transposed and 49 direct-acting EU regulations have come into effect.
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker’s Allowance 8 Sep 2014

    Where a Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant is required to participate in a Jobcentre course, they are given information, verbally and in writing, which includes details about the course itself, what they are required to do by way of participation, and whether they are still required to attend the Jobcentre and meet their benefit conditions whilst attending the course. There are some...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Brighton 8 Sep 2014

    The DWP will be evaluating the benefit cap policy and, where possible, its impact on movement into work later this year and expect to publish these findings in autumn 2014. The latest official Benefit cap statistics, available at /file/341890/benefit-cap-may-2014.pdf show that by May 2014, 120 households had been capped in Brighton...

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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 78.15% 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.
  • 202 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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