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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 almost always voted for. Show votes
Esther McVey voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. 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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to guidance for dentists on the requirement to have air circulation equipment during the covid-19 outbreak, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing support to dentists who need to purchase that equipment.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that dentists will soon be able to provide (a) services that involve the use of aspirators and (b) other services currently not permitted during the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide clearer guidance to dentists on what services they are able to provide during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether dentists are permitted to make their own risk assessments on what services they can deliver.
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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
- Department for Education
- Home Office
- Police: Mental Health
- Overseas Students: Loans
- Science: Research
- Cancer: Drugs
- Dental Services: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
- The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2018 to 15 Nov 2018)
- Member, Committee of Selection (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)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: JC
Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500 for local campaigning during the General Election
Donor status: company, registration 561597
(Registered 09 January 2020)
Trustee (Unpaid) of "If Chloe Can"; charity providing careers advice and support for young people. (Registered 07 July 2017)
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