Esther McVey

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Esther McVey

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Minister of State for Housing and Planning
In office
24 July 2019 – 13 February 2020
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byKit Malthouse
Succeeded byChristopher Pincher
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
8 January 2018 – 15 November 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byDavid Gauke
Succeeded byAmber Rudd
Deputy Chief Government Whip
Treasurer of the Household
In office
2 November 2017 – 8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJulian Smith
Succeeded byChristopher Pincher
Chair of the British Transport Police Authority
In office
19 November 2015 – 2 May 2017
Preceded byMillie Banerjee
Succeeded byRon Barclay-Smith
Minister of State for Employment
In office
7 October 2013 – 8 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMark Hoban
Succeeded byPriti Patel
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabilities
In office
4 September 2012 – 7 October 2013
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMaria Miller
Succeeded byMike Penning
Member of Parliament
for Tatton
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byGeorge Osborne
Majority14,787 (30.1%)
Member of Parliament
for Wirral West
In office
6 May 2010 – 7 May 2015
Preceded byStephen Hesford
Succeeded byMargaret Greenwood
Personal details
Esther Louise McVey

(1967-10-24) 24 October 1967 (age 55)
Liverpool, England
Political partyConservative
Domestic partnerPhilip Davies[1]
Alma materQueen Mary, University of London
City, University of London
Liverpool John Moores University

Esther Louise McVey (born 24 October 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician. In July 2019, McVey became the Minister of State for Housing and Planning for the Boris Johnson ministry. She resigned in February 2020. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton. She was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from January 2018 to November 2018.

McVey first entered parliament as the MP for Wirral West in the House of Commons at the 2010 general election.

In the 2015 general election, she lost her seat and spent two years as the Chair of the British Transport Police before returning to parliament in 2017.

In May 2019, McVey announced her intention to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party when Theresa May resigns, claiming that she already had "enough support" to stand.[2] However, she was eliminated on the first ballot from the race on 13 June.

References[change | change source]

  1. Shipman, Tim (15 July 2018). "The odd couple clicked at last, but Tory plotters won't be pacified as easily as Donald Trump". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. "McVey: I'll run for Tory leadership". 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.