Esther McVey

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Tatton Conservative

Esther McVey’s voting in Parliament

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:

  • Esther McVey voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Esther McVey generally voted against reducing capital gains tax, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Esther McVey voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Esther McVey generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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.

Esther McVey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance 18 Jul 2018

    On 15 March I provided the House with a statement setting out how the work my Department was undertaking to correct underpayments that occurred when converting Incapacity Benefit claims to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) between 2011 and 2014 was progressing. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide the House with a further update. In March I explained that my Department would...
  • The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit 11 Jul 2018

    Members on both sides of the House have mentioned that, so I will answer my hon. Friend. I met the CAB the other day. In terms of what we are putting forward, I think what he is suggesting could be in my mind, too. We will be working on something that I can announce pretty shortly; we will be working together to help benefit claimants.
  • The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit 11 Jul 2018

    I know those words are heartfelt, and I accept that apology. It took a long time for people to come forward. I would have liked those on the Opposition Front Bench to have done so, because they represent the Labour party, and I know that such a thing is not at the heart of the Labour party. We started off with a ding-dong in the Chamber today. I do not necessarily think that we are at our...

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Conservative MP for Tatton

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Also represented Wirral West

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Selection Committee (14 Nov 2017 to 11 Jan 2018)
  • The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household (2 Nov 2017 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 4 Dec 2017)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Esther McVey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 148 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Esther McVey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 290 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
LYJ Ltd; media, research and communications consultancy. (Registered 07 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Director (unpaid) of LYJ Ltd. (Registered 07 July 2017)
Trustee (Unpaid) of "If Chloe Can"; charity providing careers advice and support for young people. (Registered 07 July 2017)

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