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MP for Tatton 

Esther McVey is a businesswoman, broadcaster and the current Member of Parliament for Tatton.


Originally from Liverpool, Esther trained as a lawyer at Queen Mary University in London, worked as a producer and broadcaster for the BBC then ran her own business, being nominated for Woman of the Year both in Cheshire and Merseyside. She has a MSc in Corporate Governance and established the biggest business women’s network in the North West before selling it to enter Parliament. From 2015-2017 Esther was Chair of the British Transport Police Authority. 


Between 2010 and 2015 Esther served as the Member of Parliament for Wirral West. Esther was the first MP to employ an apprentice and during her term as an MP, she became Minister for Disabled People in 2012, then Minister of State for Employment in 2013 and was promoted to Cabinet Minister in 2014.


A champion of social mobility, through her charity, ‘If Chloe Can’ Esther provides career support, inspiration and ambition for school pupils. She has written several careers books for girls and boys which have been turned into plays by the National Youth Theatre and have been performed around the country as well as in London’s West End.


In 2017 Esther was elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton with 58.6% share of the vote and a majority of 14,787. Esther also sits on the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament.


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.


Esther has also been nominated for Merseyside Woman of the Year, and Cheshire Woman of the Year.


She is an ambassador for Action Media Research, a regional supporter of a Women’s Refuge Centre, and a chairwoman of Friends of Moels Park.


Esther’s Vision for Tatton


  • Being an active and accessible local MP
  • Working to ensure Tatton is a great place to live, work, grow up and thrive
  • Education Funding and working with teenagers to prevent and solve tomorrow’s problems
  • Public transport – looking at opening up the Mid Cheshire lines and working with residents to retain local bus services
  • Protecting the Green belt – whilst we know we need more houses for future generations we also know we need to protect the green belt and environment for future generations too
  • Supporting the Northern Power House and the country’s industrial strategy to make sure Tatton and Cheshire is supported in the future vision of the country
  • Supporting our local farmers and the local environment
  • Holding surgeries right across the constituency – Esther openly encourages those who live in her constituency to contact her with any issues they would like help with and ideas for improving the area. Esther holds weekly surgeries (by appointment only)

“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.”