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Esther McVey
Esther McVey MP in Kirby, Britain - 29 Apr 2015

Esther McVey is an entrepreneur, broadcaster and former MP and Minister of State for Employment. She is a Privy Councillor – a member of the formal body of advisors to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.


Her current roles in business include Chair of British Transport Police Authority (responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective police force for Britain’s railways), Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University and Senior Advisor to an international communications company.


Esther is a regular contributor to ITV’s Peston Show and guest on other television and radio programmes including Loose Women and BBC Radio 4.

Latest news from Esther 

  • On entering my new dairy-free world, I was pleased to find a wide array of alternatives, and not just in health food shops but in supermarkets too. And as I gazed at the selection, everything from rice to almond, soya to coconut, I wondered just......

  • I knew I hadn’t been feeling great for a little while. My throat was swollen, my joints ached and I felt under par and whilst I had been over doing things for some time, something was telling me these symptoms weren’t from overworking but from......

  • The immediacy of news and the speed in covering a story means that those of us who are news junkies can watch incidents unfold in real time. Last night, was one such case as the attack in Munich unfolded. Police first received reports that shots......

  • Theresa May had just been made the UK’s second ever female Prime Minister but the first question on everyone’s lips was about her shoes. Forget Brexit, uniting a divided country or the economy – no, the most pressing question for the nation, or so it......

If Chloe Can


If Chloe Can is a play conceived and co-written by Esther after interviewing some of the world’s most successful women, many of whom have got to the top in the face of huge adversity.


Esther saw a synergy between the aims of the If Chloe Can story and the National Youth Theatre’s mission to discover and nurture young people’s talent and propel them to success. The event has now inspired over 15,000 young females in the UK.

“I strongly believe that if you work hard, play by the rules and believe in yourself, then no matter who you are, or where you come from, you can meet those goals and achieve your ambitions.”