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Esther McVey to run for Osborne's Tatton seat

The former Wirral West MP will stand in Tatton after George Osborne announced he will not stand for re-election on June 8. Credit: Twitter/@EstherMcVey1

Esther McVey has been selected as the Conservative party candidate in the Tatton constituency in Cheshire after the former Chancellor George Osborne announced he will not seek re-election on June 8th.

He announced he will quit in order to concentrate on his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. Mr Osborne takes up the post next month.

Esther McVey: 'This is just how democracy works'

Conservative politician Esther McVey says she did her best despite losing her Wirral West seat to Labour candidate Margaret Greenwood.

There were just a few hundred votes between the two candidates.


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Wirral West MP tipped for promotion in reshuffle

Esther Mcvey MP with Prime Minister David Cameron Credit: PA

The MP for Wirral West Esther Mcvey is widely tipped for promotion as the Prime Minister begins his cabinet reshuffle. The former TV presenter was elected in 2010 and currently works in the Department for Work and Pensions as the Minister for Disabled People.

The Prime Minister is believed to be keen to see more females in the higher ranks of his government, and to promote more Northerners. Mcvey has impressed senior cabinet members with her robust defence of the government's benefit changes in a series of media appearances over the last 12 months.