MP says Boris will deliver for the North


Our local MP Esther McVey, who has backed the former London mayor in the Conservative party leadership race, was quick to congratulate Boris Johnson who will shortly become Britain's next prime minister, having beating rival candidate Jeremy Hunt.

Tatton MP Esther McVey said: "This is wonderful news and I congratulate Boris. It was a much needed decisive victory that will enable our new Prime Minister to unite the country, deliver Brexit and shape a path to prosperity which every person can be part of. Let us all come together, proud of who we are and what we have to offer and know our greatest days lie ahead.

"I backed Boris in the campaign as I believe he will deliver on issues that are important to my constituents and the North. I have had many conversations with Boris in recent weeks about issues including infrastructure, policing and education and I have been clear he needs to act and deliver what matters to people.

"It is vital the North gets the attention it deserves so we can continue to grow our local economy and create more jobs and opportunities for everyone. He is passionate, as I am about infrastructure and local services and that money is not wasted on projects like HS2 and I will keep pushing for action to ensure the concerns of the Tatton constituency are heard as he takes up office."

Esther McVey


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Dave Clarke
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 3:54 pm
Argh so thats McVey sweetening Boris up with platitudes to get a Cabinet role #CareerPoliticiansRule
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 6:02 pm
Heaven help us all. Madness has taken all of us in its grasp.
Duncan Herald
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 6:41 pm
Stop moaning!
Esther is a good M.P. and Boris may just be the one to kick-start the Country.
For goodness sake, get behind those who are trying to advance away from the recent poor times; if you/we all pull together then we may yet do well.
Let us at least try?
John Clegg
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 7:14 pm
Duncan Herald, the country doesn't need kick-starting - it needs to stop being involved in a pathetic, 3rd rate Game of Thrones to save the tory party.
They got us into this mess, and Corbyn's on-the-fence tactics haven't helped apply the necessary pressure.
Salli Ward
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 7:51 pm
If you haven't got the guts to speak out against this embarrassment of a situation then please stop sending me this filth. Born and bred in Alderley Edge but haven't been able to afford to go back there and now I'm quite glad.
Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 7:54 pm
Boris will deliver in the northwest what pizza he will be the death of the conservative party just as gordon brown was for labour what have we allowed to happen head held in shame
Kriss Coombes
Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 6:15 am
I recall Esther fully backing Theresa May at the last election, in fact most of her leaflet was in praise and confidence in her leadership to take us through Brexit. We all know what a disaster that was. Let's hope you are right this time.
Jinnie Edwards
Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 8:29 am
I think Esther is a very good local MP, much better than George Osborne. Really great news that Boris will be the PM - we need some positivity and enthusiasm, instead of all the gloom and doom we have had for the last few years. Boris is a very clever person, who is an excellent orator. He will (hopefully) re-energise the country who voted to leave the EU, yes we did.... and fight our corner with the EU, to either get a deal that works for the UK, or leave with a No Deal.

We can't go on with all this totally horrible negative attitude - what good does it do, apart from polarise people. We need to think more positively and not be so negative. In my view -Boris has the aptitude and attitude to get the job done. Give him a chance. One thing we do know, he will not dance to the tune of the EU, as Maybot has done. We can only hope that a change at the top will work.
Duncan Herald
Thursday 25th July 2019 at 6:54 am
Congratulations to Esther McVey on becoming Housing Minister.
Tony Haluradivth
Thursday 25th July 2019 at 9:51 pm
Jinnie Edwards...hear hear, we are right behind you on that :))
Verity Williams
Monday 29th July 2019 at 11:56 am
We’ve all got to hope that Johnson can outdo his previous performances and actually deliver something beyond words (or secret children).

However, please, the current situation is largely of his making. The divisions were exacerbated by Johnson’s and the Leave campaign’s lies and behaviour. So he may be positive (and fun and whatever other zany characteristics he’s praised for having which are not actually part of being a good leader) but he’s only trying to reverse a situation of his making. And the country did not vote to leave the EU, 30% of registered voters did. And whether out of loyalty to Osborne or not, Alderley Edge actually voted to remain.

Johnson’s biggest task now, beyond Brexit, is uniting a wildly divided nation, with people on both sides of the argument who feel equally strongly in their views.
Robin Pye
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 3:00 pm
I have been praying that our new Prime Minister will govern with integrity and honesty and with a willingness to hear the concerns and meet the needs of the poor and a preparedness to make us a nation that bears witness for peace in the world.
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 3:20 pm
If he does anything it’ll be the first time. Brexit madness.
Claire MacLeod
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 5:35 pm
Verity Williams, thank you. So intelligently articulate. And all based on facts. It's difficult to understand how people can throw their support behind Boris. He's playing 'who blinks first' with the EU, and it's our country's entire future he's gambling with. And I know by just writing that there will be all sorts of indignant Brexiteers, talking about 'the will of the people' and 'democracy'. As if 'winning', even though we are going to lose, in every sense of the word, is the only thing that matters. There are so many angry people in this world, aren't there? Anyway, I agree with what you wrote.
Verity Williams
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 8:08 pm
Thanks Claire. We certainly seem to have lost our reputation for being a polite and respectful nation. And fallen for the extremist trick - stoke anger: reason and empathy disappear.
What makes me laugh / cry is that women’s voices have been dismissed for centuries because women are “too emotional” to talk sense. Yet every day we are forced to listen to angry [emotional], illogical ranters who feel entitled to be heard and accepted by everyone. Worse still, some might be leading the country.
Duncan Herald
Tuesday 6th August 2019 at 2:29 pm
Hi Verity,
1. you write above of '... Leave compaigns lies and behaviour.' but neglect to mention the Project Fear's lies and behaviour. A tad one-sided?
2. you write above of '... the country did not vote to leave the E.U., 32% of registered voters did.' Is your version of democrace such that the only vote that counts is when 51% of the population vote for/against something? In which case we'll have to have another vote 'cos I doubt that many M.Ps were voted for by 51% on their constituants!