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 consistently 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 consistently 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
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Esther McVey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2017
I am here today to address the concerns that have been raised about the structure of the Motability scheme. Let me first say that the scheme provides important support for more than 600,000 disabled people and has improved and extended its offer over the past few years. For example, in 2013, in my role as Minister for disabled people, I summoned the chief executive and chair to explain the...
First, I thank the hon. Gentleman for his work and for his courage in pursuing the matter. I also thank the media for exposing the situation. Now that I am back in the House as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, I can say that the situation needs to come under the spotlight. I would like to work with him on that, to bridge the divide of party politics and do what is right. We need to...
My hon. Friend raises a good point. This issue unites Members on both sides of the House. The first step is for the NAO to look into the matter, but my hon. Friend’s suggestions seem fair and right, and they are the kinds of points we should pursue.
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Conservative MP for Tatton
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Wirral West
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- 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 — below average amongst MPs. See all Esther McVey’s speeches
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 94.87% 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.
- 145 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Esther McVey’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 258 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Feb 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
5 July 2017
, £1,230 for consultancy carried out for Noel Gay, 2 Stephen St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 1AN. Paid direct to LYJ Ltd. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 07 July 2017)
19 June 2017
, £3,000 for consultancy carried out for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Dorset House, First Floor, 27-45 Stamford St, London SE1 9NT. Paid direct to LYJ Ltd. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 07 July 2017; updated 31 July 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Boodle and Dunthorne Ltd
Address of donor: 178 New Bond St, London W1S 4RH
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company, registration 472968
(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000
Donor status: company, registration 561597
(Registered 07 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
LYJ Ltd; media, research and communications consultancy. (Registered 07 July 2017)
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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