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Esther McVey is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Esther McVey sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Esther McVey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Esther McVey’s full vote analysis page for more.
Given that figures sent to me by the Secretary of State’s Department show that since the pandemic the number of hospital beds has fallen by more than 6,000, will he assure me that proper additional capacity will be built back into the NHS as part of his plan rather than resorting to hugely damaging lockdowns and restrictions?
For the questions that the Minister could not answer, will he write with full answers?
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Mundell. I start by saying that the time allocated to the debate today is woefully short. That adds to the public’s sense that people are not listening to them, that they are being silenced and that the Government do not want to listen to opposition to HS2. Nearly 2,000 people in Tatton signed the petition and I stand squarely with them...
Conservative MP for Tatton
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Wirral West
Last updated: 20 Sep 2021.