Esther was elected as the Member of Parliament for Tatton in 2017. Esther is the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Previously she was MP for Wirral West from 2010 until her defeat in 2015.
A former Minister of State at the Employment (2013–15), McVey was appointed a privy councillor in February 2014 and the following July was accorded the further privilege of attending Cabinet by the Prime Minister. She had previously served the Cameron–Clegg coalition as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People (2012–13.)
Before entering politics, McVey was a television presenter and businesswoman.