Esther McVey

Conservative MP for Tatton


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

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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions 5 Mar 2019

    Adding to the calls of colleagues, may I ask the Chancellor to ensure that more money is provided for schools? Schools across the country desperately need it, particularly in Cheshire, which is the lowest funded.
  • Education Funding: Cheshire 13 Feb 2019

    I beg to move, That this House has considered education funding in Cheshire. It is a real pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie, and I am grateful to the Minister for being present to respond to this important debate. I am also grateful to the Secretary of State for agreeing to meet headteachers in my constituency, and I am delighted to be joined by my hon. Friends the Members...
  • Education Funding: Cheshire 13 Feb 2019

    As the hon. Gentleman will know, the fact that the extra £1 billion was put in place was particularly due to the pressure applied by my hon. Friends the Members for Congleton and for Eddisbury. As I only returned to the House at the 2017 election, I too applied pressure, because I think it is vital that schools get the money they need for education. For me, education is one of the key...

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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
  • Railways: North West

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2018 to 15 Nov 2018)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 May 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
20 February 2019, received £350 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearing as a guest on This Week in January 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 13 November 2018, LYJ Ltd; media, research and communications consultancy. Now dissolved. (Registered 07 July 2017; updated 28 November 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 13 November 2018, Director (unpaid) of LYJ Ltd. (Registered 07 July 2017; updated 28 November 2018)
Trustee (Unpaid) of "If Chloe Can"; charity providing careers advice and support for young people. (Registered 07 July 2017)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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