Esther McVey 'very sorry' to be sacked in cabinet reshuffle


Esther McVey has been sacked as Housing Minister this morning as part of Boris Johnson''s cabinet reshuffle.

The Tatton MP, who was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 24 July 2019, tweeted "I'm very sorry to be relieved of my duties as Housing Minister

"I wish my successor the very best & every success.

"I'm very grateful to the Prime Minister for having given me the opportunity to serve in his government & he will continue to have my support from the back benches."

Ms McVey was elected Conservative MP for Tatton in June 2017 and held the role of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from January to November 2018, when she resigned. Prior to that she was Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) from November 2017 to January 2018 and Minister of State for Employment from 2013 to 2015.

Esther McVey


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Alan Brough
Friday 14th February 2020 at 1:43 pm
"Every Cloud" and all that.

Perhaps The Rt Hon Member for Tatton can now thrust herself into dealing with the many issues in her constituency that require her urgent intervention.
Chris Neill
Friday 14th February 2020 at 8:42 pm
What about car parking development executive and planner for Wilmslow town. Massive opportunity to do good for the people of the local constituency and their children.
Rev. Sevillia
Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 3:45 pm
Esther McVey is a gem. This is a very sad day.
David Nelson
Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 4:03 pm
Alan, I really doubt it.
Neda Metcalfe
Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 5:34 pm
I asked her before Christmas to speak with David Wilson homes site manager regarding the diabolical mess caused to our pavements and verges on stanneylands rd by their trucks, she responded she would get her team on it in the new year. A few weeks ago the pavement was closed off with cones, it is still closed off and no action seems to have been taken. Maybe now she will have more time to commit to her constituency