Esther McVey

Conservative MP for Tatton


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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.

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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
  • Department for Education
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Home Office
  • Overseas Students: Loans
  • Police: Mental Health
  • Science: Research
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Students: Loans

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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 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 2019

Donor status: company, registration 561597

(Registered 09 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee (Unpaid) of "If Chloe Can"; charity providing careers advice and support for young people. (Registered 07 July 2017)

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