Esther McVey

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Esther Louise McVey, (born 24 October 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Minister of State for Housing and Planning since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2017.wikipedia
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Tatton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Esther Louise McVey, (born 24 October 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Minister of State for Housing and Planning since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2017.
Tatton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Esther McVey, a Conservative.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Esther Louise McVey, (born 24 October 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Minister of State for Housing and Planning since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2017.

2017 United Kingdom general election

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Esther Louise McVey, (born 24 October 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Minister of State for Housing and Planning since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2017. In the 2015 general election, she lost her seat and spent two years serving as the Chair of the British Transport Police Authority before returning to parliament in the 2017 United Kingdom general election, succeeding former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the Tatton constituency.
Former employment minister Esther McVey was selected to contest Tatton.

Second May ministry

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She served in the Second May ministry as Deputy Chief Whip from 2017 to 2018.

Wirral West (UK Parliament constituency)

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McVey first entered parliament as the MP for Wirral West in the House of Commons at the 2010 general election. In the 2010 general election, McVey gained Wirral West defeating the Labour candidate, Phil Davies, by a 2,436 majority (16,726 votes cast, 42.5% vote share). A supporter of Conservative Way Forward, a Thatcherite organisation, McVey was selected to stand as the Conservative Party candidate in the 2005 general election for the Wirral West constituency, but lost to the sitting Labour MP Stephen Hesford by 1,097 votes.
Labour narrowly retained the seat in 2005, despite a challenge from former TV presenter Esther McVey, standing as the candidate for the Conservative Party.

2014 British cabinet reshuffle

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She was sworn of the Privy Council in February 2014, and attended cabinet as Minister of State for Employment in the 2014 British cabinet reshuffle.
Cameron also promoted Nicky Morgan to the full cabinet as Education Secretary, while granting the incumbent employment minister Esther McVey and new Leader of the House of Lords, Tina Stowell the right to attend cabinet meetings.

Cabinet of the United Kingdom

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She previously served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2018 and Minister of State for Employment from 2014 to 2015.

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She was educated at the (at that time fee-paying, independent) Belvedere School, before reading law at Queen Mary University of London (LLB) and radio journalism at City University London (MA).

Cameron–Clegg coalition

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McVey served in the Cameron–Clegg coalition as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People from 2012 to 2013, prior to being appointed Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from 2013 to 2015.

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In July 2018 it was reported by the head of the National Audit Office (NAO) that McVey had misled parliament over the new Universal Credit scheme by claiming that the NAO report showed that it should be rolled out faster when in fact the report concluded that the roll-out should be paused.
In October 2018, the Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey MP, admitted that "some people could be worse off on this benefit", but argued that the most vulnerable would be protected.

British Transport Police Authority

In the 2015 general election, she lost her seat and spent two years serving as the Chair of the British Transport Police Authority before returning to parliament in the 2017 United Kingdom general election, succeeding former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the Tatton constituency.
Esther McVey served as Chair from 2015 to 2017.

George Osborne

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In the 2015 general election, she lost her seat and spent two years serving as the Chair of the British Transport Police Authority before returning to parliament in the 2017 United Kingdom general election, succeeding former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the Tatton constituency.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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She previously served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2018 and Minister of State for Employment from 2014 to 2015.

Amber Rudd

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She was replaced by former Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
On 16 November 2018, Rudd was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May, succeeding Esther McVey.

Margaret Greenwood

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In the 2015 general election, McVey was defeated by the Labour candidate Margaret Greenwood who gained the Wirral West seat by 417 votes.
In a high-profile campaign, Greenwood narrowly unseated the controversial Conservative cabinet minister Esther McVey.

2019 Conservative Party leadership election

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In June 2019 she stood in the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election.
Esther McVey, who resigned her position as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the same day, indicated that she would stand as a candidate if she had support.

Phil Davies (politician)

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In the 2010 general election, McVey gained Wirral West defeating the Labour candidate, Phil Davies, by a 2,436 majority (16,726 votes cast, 42.5% vote share).
Davies lost to future Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, by a margin of 2,436.

The Heaven and Earth Show

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McVey was a co-presenter of the summer holiday Children's BBC strand But First This in 1991, and subsequently presented and produced a wide range of programmes, co-hosting GMTV, BBC1's science entertainment series How Do They Do That?, 5's Company, The Heaven and Earth Show, Shopping City, BBC2's youth current affairs programme Reportage, and Channel 4's legal series Nothing But The Truth with Ann Widdecombe.

How Do They Do That?

McVey was a co-presenter of the summer holiday Children's BBC strand But First This in 1991, and subsequently presented and produced a wide range of programmes, co-hosting GMTV, BBC1's science entertainment series How Do They Do That?, 5's Company, The Heaven and Earth Show, Shopping City, BBC2's youth current affairs programme Reportage, and Channel 4's legal series Nothing But The Truth with Ann Widdecombe.
After two series, Eamonn Holmes took over as male presenter, and from Series 5, was joined by Esther McVey.

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In November 2014, then-backbench Labour MP John McDonnell discussed a "Sack Esther McVey Day" among Labour activists and politicians, saying that "a whole group in the audience" argued 'Why are we sacking her?
McDonnell sparked controversy when he joked that Conservative politician Esther McVey should be lynched and described her as a "stain on humanity."

Stephen Hesford

A supporter of Conservative Way Forward, a Thatcherite organisation, McVey was selected to stand as the Conservative Party candidate in the 2005 general election for the Wirral West constituency, but lost to the sitting Labour MP Stephen Hesford by 1,097 votes.

West Kirby

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McVey lives in West Kirby, Wirral.

Julian Smith (politician)

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In a reshuffle prompted by Sir Michael Fallon's resignation as Secretary of State for Defence in the wake of sexual assault allegations, and in which former Chief Whip Gavin Williamson replaced Fallon and his deputy Julian Smith replaced Williamson, McVey was appointed Deputy Chief Government Whip.

Minister for Disabled People

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Philip Davies

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Later that month, McVey launched Blue Collar Conservatives, as part of her leadership campaign, with MPs such as Scott Mann, Iain Duncan Smith and her partner Philip Davies in attendance.
He lives in Shipley and also has shared a flat in London with fellow MP Esther McVey, with whom he has had a "long time on-and-off romantic interest".