Esther McVey is a British politician serving as Minister of State without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office since November 2023.
A member of the Conservative Party, she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton since 2017.
She has previously held various ministerial positions, including Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, and Minister of State for Employment.
Esther McVey was born in Liverpool in 1967 and almost immediately put into a Barnardo’s foster home by her young parents who didn’t have the money to look after her.
She stayed in the charity’s care for the first two years of her life, before returning to her parents.
Speaking to the Political Thinking with Nick Robinson podcast, she said she didn’t feel any resentment towards her family for their decision.
“That, to me, is love at its utmost – knowing you can’t look after someone as much as you’d like to so you dare to give up your little child.”
She was educated at a private girls’ school where she became head girl. Faced with a choice being ballet and law school, she picked the latter.
However, while waitressing in a showbiz restaurant in London she decided she wanted to be a TV presenter instead.
In the course of her media career she worked on a range of programmes, including a documentary about naturists on Channel 5, the religious Heaven and Earth Show on BBC One and ITV’s breakfast show GMTV.
In the early 2000s she began pursuing a career in politics and in 2010 won the Merseyside seat of Wirral West for the Conservatives.
In David Cameron’s government, she served as a minister in the work and pensions department, where she became a lightning rod for much of the anger about cuts to benefits.
She lost her seat in the 2015 election, but returned to Parliament two years later, this time as the MP for the Tatton constituency in Cheshire. She was made work and pensions secretary in Theresa May’s government.
Esther McVey has been open about her political ambitions, telling ITV’s Loose Women that she would like to be prime minister and in 2019 she had a tilt at the leadership job.
However after her dismissal from Boris Johnson’s ministerial team in 2020, she returned to her media career, co-hosting a show on GB News alongside her husband, Philip Davies, also a Conservative MP.
Earlier this year, Ofcom ruled that their show breached impartiality rules when they interviewed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.
About Esther McVey family-
About Esther McVey parents-
Esther McVey’s parents are Jimmy McVey and Barbara McVey.
According to BBC, Esther McVey was born in Liverpool in 1967 and spent the first two years of her life in foster care.
She later returned to her biological parents, who were young and working-class.
Her father, Jimmy, operated an ice cream van before becoming a scrap merchant and setting up his own construction firm.
Her mother, Barbara, was a director for a few years.
About Esther McVey siblings-
There is no information about the siblings of Esther McVey.
Ms McVey was not known to be an only child, however, details about her siblings are unclear.
If she indeed had sister and brother, then it’s evident they do not want public attention.
Esther McVey family-
Husband: Philip Davies, a fellow Member of Parliament. They got married in September 2020.
Mother: Barbara McVey.
Father: Jimmy McVey .
Siblings: Yet to update.
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