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.

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Alan Brough
Friday 14th February 2020 at 5:13 pm
Every cloud has a silver lining!

The Rt Hon Member for Tatton will now (I feel sure) want to devote herself to tackling the many issues blighting the lives of her constituents.

Perhaps she could start by seeing if there's anymore of that nice tarmac available for our roads - like the stuff she arranged to have put down on the 5 metres of pavement immediately outside her constituency office in Wilmslow.
Duncan Herald
Sunday 16th February 2020 at 9:58 am
Hi Alan,
try the back page of today's Sunday Times Business Section; a better perspective?
Alan Brough
Sunday 16th February 2020 at 2:34 pm
Hi Duncan,

It doesn't explain how the 5 metre stretch of pavement outside her Chapel Lane constituency office got to be tarmacked shortly after she moved in - whilst the rest of the pavements (and roads) in the area have fallen into a parlous state.

But I guess that if you want to know what credit cards she uses or what was the most extravagant item that she bought for herself,you're in for a real treat.
Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 3:13 pm
Could happen to a better person useless at your job
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 3:57 pm
I rather liked the comment on BBC Radio 4's 'News Quiz' on Dominic Cummings' cabinet reshuffle:

"....and we'll really miss the humility and warmth of Esther McVey".
Mark Eden
Thursday 20th February 2020 at 11:42 am
I'm sure you'd all rather have Jeremy Corbyn as your PM and say Dianne Abbott as your local MP.........having said that Esther really needs to sort out our roads and get bobbies on the beat oh and how about tackling the massive drug problem in Alderley Edge