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Conservative MP for Wirral West
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Esther McVey voted on key issues:
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Education, Transport, Health, Justice
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Overseas Students: Loans, Science: Research, Cancer: Drugs, Students: Loans, Pupil Exclusions
(based on written questions asked by Esther McVey and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (25 out of 26)
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (17 Jun 2013)
“The consultation on better measures of child poverty produced a large number of interesting contributions which the Government is continuing to analyse. It remains clear that the current income-based measures of child poverty do not capture the reality of poverty in the UK today. The complexity of the issue means that we need to take time to ensure we have the best option for measuring child...”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Remploy (17 Jun 2013)
“I refer the hon. Member to the reply to the previous question number 159343, raised by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), on 13 June 2013, Official Report, column 421W.”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Hearing Impairment (13 Jun 2013)
“We are committed to ensuring that all disabled people have the opportunities, chances and support that they need to get a job and remain in employment and there is a range of provision to help them. The Work programme is the biggest single Welfare to Work programme. It provides more personalised back-to-work support for unemployed people, including deaf people. For deaf and hearing impaired...”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 23 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 80.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 123 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register