New role for Tatton MP Esther McVey | Knutsford Times

New role for Tatton MP Esther McVey

By on January 16, 2018

MP Esther McVey has been promoted from Deputy Chief Whip to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions as part of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

Former Employment Minister Esther was elected as MP for Tattion in June last year, returning to government in November 2017.

She said: “I am delighted to have been asked to be Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. As a previous Minister for Employment I am passionate about helping people find a job, fulfilling their potential and social mobility. But from the point of view of my constituents nothing changes, and I have always balanced being a Government Minister with being a constituency MP.

“I take pride and thoroughly enjoy the work I do in the constituency and that will continue. Like all MPs I am in Parliament during the week before heading home and starting a packed two days of constituency work, which this week includes spending a day shadowing Cheshire Police as your local MP, and I look forward to seeing first-hand the excellent work they do and the challenges they face. In addition to that I have individual constituent appointments and I have the privilege to go to the 18th East Cheshire Christmas Tree collection. The week after I will see the excellent work the 1st Knutsford Scouts are doing and then will chair a meeting of the Tatton Youth Advisory Board.

“I will still be doing all my constituency surgeries and work as I have done for the past seven months and look forward to meeting many more people as I do so. The work continues and we have made progress with transport links by setting up a working group looking at re-opening the Mid-Cheshire lines. This year we also need to focus on protecting our green belt, ensuring the school funding formula works for all schools in Tatton, addressing the concerns that have arisen in the Council recently and supporting all the exciting businesses and local groups in the constituency.”

You can see Ester McVey’s voting record – which speaks to her beliefs and the way she represents her constituents – on the They Work for You website:


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