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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 Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Kit Malthouse
Succeeded by Christopher Pincher
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
In office
8 January 2018 – 15 November 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by David Gauke
Succeeded by Amber Rudd
Deputy Chief Government Whip
Treasurer of the Household
In office
2 November 2017 – 8 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Julian Smith
Succeeded by Christopher Pincher
Chair of the British Transport Police Authority
In office
19 November 2015 – 2 May 2017
Preceded by Millie Banerjee
Succeeded by Ron Barclay-Smith
Minister of State for Employment
In office
7 October 2013 – 8 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Mark Hoban
Succeeded by Priti Patel
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabilities
In office
4 September 2012 – 7 October 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Maria Miller
Succeeded by Mike Penning
Member of Parliament
for Tatton
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded by George Osborne
Majority 14,787 (30.1%)
Member of Parliament
for Wirral West
In office
6 May 2010 – 7 May 2015
Preceded by Stephen Hesford
Succeeded by Margaret Greenwood
Personal details
Born
Esther Louise McVey

24 October 1967 (1967-10-24) (age 54)
Liverpool, England
Political party Conservative
Domestic partner Philip Davies
Alma mater Queen 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. However, she was eliminated on the first ballot from the race on 13 June.

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