George Osborne has hailed former Tory Cabinet minister Esther McVey as a "one-woman Northern Powerhouse" as he announced she would be running for his vacated seat in the election.
Huge congratulations to @esthermcvey1, new Tatton PPC. A real star. I couldn't have a better successor. A one-woman Northern Powerhouse.
Former employment minister McVey is bidding to return to Parliament in Tatton after losing her Wirral West seat in 2015.
Ex-chancellor Osborne announced earlier this month that he would quit the seat as he takes up the Evening Standard editorship.
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