VIDEO: Esther McVey: 'It's fantastic Wirral and Merseyside now has a voice at the Cabinet table'

Esther McVey: 'It's fantastic Wirral and Merseyside now has a voice at the Cabinet table'

Esther McVey: 'It's fantastic Wirral and Merseyside now has a voice at the Cabinet table'

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Wirral West MP Esther McVey said it it is "fantastic" the borough has a voice in Cabinet following her promotion yesterday.

Prime Minister David Cameron replaced a succession of older male ministers with up-and-coming Tory women in an attempt to make his top team more representative.

Employment Minister Esther's dress sense proved to be a tabloid star turn with several newspapers describing her as “Queen of the Downing Street catwalk.”

Speaking after her promotion to now attend Cabinet, Ms McVey laughed-off the coverage her appearance had generated.

Interviewed on Sky News, she said: “it’s fine if it inspires women to get into politics.”

Later, she told the Globe: "It's fantastic that Wirral and Merseyside have got a voice at the Cabinet table which is at the heart of decision making for Government.

“I'm delighted to be doing the vitally important job of Minister for Employment, which is focused on getting people into work."

Leading the female advance on Downing Street was Liz Truss, who entered Cabinet as Environment Secretary at the age of 38, making her the youngest female Cabinet minister of all time.

The mother-of-two, increasingly tipped as a potential future Tory leader, replaced Owen Paterson.

Another meteoric promotion was given to Nicky Morgan, promoted from No 3 at the Treasury to replace Michael Gove as Education Secretary.

The Prime Minister declared his new team “reflected modern Britain”, but faced a backlash from some of the Tory old guard who accused him of culling middle-aged male ministers regardless of their merits.

The number of Tory women attending Cabinet rose to eight out of 27, still short of Mr Cameron’s target of a third of his ministers being female.

Labour’s shadow women and equalities minister Gloria De Piero said: “The Tories have spent the last few days briefing that this would be the reshuffle which fixed David Cameron’s ‘women problem’ but it’s turning into a damp squib.

“It’s clear the Tories still won’t match the 44% of Labour’s shadow cabinet under Ed Miliband.”

Video courtesy of PA Newswire.

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12:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

mikethompson says...

The person who serves cups of tea also attends Cabinet.
The person who serves cups of tea also attends Cabinet. mikethompson
  • Score: 17

12:40pm Wed 16 Jul 14

jimisugly says...

Esther McVile wont' get very far with her narrow minded views.

Are we seriously talking about her "fashion sense"?? This is politiics - every day REAL life! If all she's happy about it people ogling her for her clothes then she is no better than a barbie doll. So much for women in power - she is doing everything to prove the male pigs right that woman should be pretty things with no brains!!
Esther McVile wont' get very far with her narrow minded views. Are we seriously talking about her "fashion sense"?? This is politiics - every day REAL life! If all she's happy about it people ogling her for her clothes then she is no better than a barbie doll. So much for women in power - she is doing everything to prove the male pigs right that woman should be pretty things with no brains!! jimisugly
  • Score: 29

2:25pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Thinking about it says...

Not good that she asked volunteers at the Food Bank how much they were paid.
Not good that she asked volunteers at the Food Bank how much they were paid. Thinking about it
  • Score: 31

2:34pm Wed 16 Jul 14

WirralAl says...

Will she do her best for Wirral OR Ester?

She has done little to change the Clowns at WBC and the appear to be able to get away with ANYTHING they want.

At least the Clown MAYOR does not need much face make up!
Will she do her best for Wirral OR Ester? She has done little to change the Clowns at WBC and the appear to be able to get away with ANYTHING they want. At least the Clown MAYOR does not need much face make up! WirralAl
  • Score: 20

5:15pm Wed 16 Jul 14

uncatom says...

Thinking about it wrote:
Not good that she asked volunteers at the Food Bank how much they were paid.
Really ? so those blond jokes have some basis then, joking aside if she really thinks volunteers are paid her seat at the mad hatters tea party won't benefit Wirral much, better to stick to your vitriolic attacks on the unemployed and disabled Est, forget about feigning concern for the good folk of Wirral, oh and give the catwalk a miss too , you can get stuff that fits.
[quote][p][bold]Thinking about it[/bold] wrote: Not good that she asked volunteers at the Food Bank how much they were paid.[/p][/quote]Really ? so those blond jokes have some basis then, joking aside if she really thinks volunteers are paid her seat at the mad hatters tea party won't benefit Wirral much, better to stick to your vitriolic attacks on the unemployed and disabled Est, forget about feigning concern for the good folk of Wirral, oh and give the catwalk a miss too , you can get stuff that fits. uncatom
  • Score: 21

8:46pm Wed 16 Jul 14

hobroW says...

Its fantastic that wirral and Merseyside now have a voice at Cabinet" is the most see-through self-aggrandizing comment it has been my privilege to read this side of Xmas.

surely what is meant is it fantastic that I have made Cabinet, that I can attend Cabinet, me, Estee. Now as worthless as my presence at Cabinet ,where I am supposed to represent the uk, may be to wirral and Merseyside, pleeese vote for meee pleeze it s fantast c isnt it

Please explain how Wirral or Merseyside benefits Esther
Its fantastic that wirral and Merseyside now have a voice at Cabinet" is the most see-through self-aggrandizing comment it has been my privilege to read this side of Xmas. surely what is meant is it fantastic that I have made Cabinet, that I can attend Cabinet, me, Estee. Now as worthless as my presence at Cabinet ,where I am supposed to represent the uk, may be to wirral and Merseyside, pleeese vote for meee pleeze it s fantast c isnt it Please explain how Wirral or Merseyside benefits Esther hobroW
  • Score: 16

10:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Hugo1008 says...

Esther McVey, Please do at least one useful action during your time in the limelight and insist that the National Government send in the Inspectors or Administers to look at the way Wirral Borough Council is in the mess it is.
Without doubt the WBC is the worst Managed and Governed local authority in the country with a catalogue of Deceit, Mismanagement, Maladministration, and Corruption with Outright Cover Up involving gallons of White Wash for the past decade, with no vestige of accountability, despite reams and reams of reports to the contrary.
Together with the most imaginative financial accounting system that has bee seen as pure fantasy Smoke and Mirrors by every expert in the country.
Esther McVey, Please do at least one useful action during your time in the limelight and insist that the National Government send in the Inspectors or Administers to look at the way Wirral Borough Council is in the mess it is. Without doubt the WBC is the worst Managed and Governed local authority in the country with a catalogue of Deceit, Mismanagement, Maladministration, and Corruption with Outright Cover Up involving gallons of White Wash for the past decade, with no vestige of accountability, despite reams and reams of reports to the contrary. Together with the most imaginative financial accounting system that has bee seen as pure fantasy Smoke and Mirrors by every expert in the country. Hugo1008
  • Score: 14

7:44am Thu 17 Jul 14

piermaster says...

Enjoy what will be a very short time in the sun!!
Enjoy what will be a very short time in the sun!! piermaster
  • Score: 12

8:35am Thu 17 Jul 14

naughtykitties says...

piermaster wrote:
Enjoy what will be a very short time in the sun!!
Watch out, she'll get you.. and your little dog too!
[quote][p][bold]piermaster[/bold] wrote: Enjoy what will be a very short time in the sun!![/p][/quote]Watch out, she'll get you.. and your little dog too! naughtykitties
  • Score: 6

11:17am Thu 17 Jul 14

71rach says...

the only person that woman represents is herself.
the only person that woman represents is herself. 71rach
  • Score: 15

5:19pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Why have all the pictures of McVile have her looking upwards? Can stand this woman and her voice kills me.
Why have all the pictures of McVile have her looking upwards? Can stand this woman and her voice kills me. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 10

5:44pm Thu 17 Jul 14

hobroW says...

Hugo1008 wrote:
Esther McVey, Please do at least one useful action during your time in the limelight and insist that the National Government send in the Inspectors or Administers to look at the way Wirral Borough Council is in the mess it is.
Without doubt the WBC is the worst Managed and Governed local authority in the country with a catalogue of Deceit, Mismanagement, Maladministration, and Corruption with Outright Cover Up involving gallons of White Wash for the past decade, with no vestige of accountability, despite reams and reams of reports to the contrary.
Together with the most imaginative financial accounting system that has bee seen as pure fantasy Smoke and Mirrors by every expert in the country.
hugo read the Grant thornton reports for a refreshing dose of honest criticism ' all 200 pages of it.

Bask in the contradiction of Mr Garry's whitewash report within the grant thornton isus and big reports which is tantamount to reporting that our former chief wbc auditor has been telling untruths

you will find it at wbc audit and risk committee agenda for 22nd july 2014.

Come to the meeting at 5pm if you can to see wbc eat humble pie

with apologies to joebloggs but these have been special days for me
[quote][p][bold]Hugo1008[/bold] wrote: Esther McVey, Please do at least one useful action during your time in the limelight and insist that the National Government send in the Inspectors or Administers to look at the way Wirral Borough Council is in the mess it is. Without doubt the WBC is the worst Managed and Governed local authority in the country with a catalogue of Deceit, Mismanagement, Maladministration, and Corruption with Outright Cover Up involving gallons of White Wash for the past decade, with no vestige of accountability, despite reams and reams of reports to the contrary. Together with the most imaginative financial accounting system that has bee seen as pure fantasy Smoke and Mirrors by every expert in the country.[/p][/quote]hugo read the Grant thornton reports for a refreshing dose of honest criticism ' all 200 pages of it. Bask in the contradiction of Mr Garry's whitewash report within the grant thornton isus and big reports which is tantamount to reporting that our former chief wbc auditor has been telling untruths you will find it at wbc audit and risk committee agenda for 22nd july 2014. Come to the meeting at 5pm if you can to see wbc eat humble pie with apologies to joebloggs but these have been special days for me hobroW
  • Score: 6

6:47pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Growl Tiger says...

So the Mayor gets £10,700 for doing what.............? Errm nothing other than getting freebies for a year. What a good year for being Mayor when The Open is on.

The person appointed should be someone who has earned his/her appointment and someone to whom we can look up to..................
. I will leave a gap here for anyone else to find someone in WBC who deserves the post more than the present incumbent. Probably ANYONE other than the chained one.

As to the Risk It & Fugit Committee Meeting on 22 July I am totally horrified at what seems to be another total huge can of whitewash. Yet another “no case to answer”.
Dulux must love WBC.
So the Mayor gets £10,700 for doing what.............? Errm nothing other than getting freebies for a year. What a good year for being Mayor when The Open is on. The person appointed should be someone who has earned his/her appointment and someone to whom we can look up to.................. . I will leave a gap here for anyone else to find someone in WBC who deserves the post more than the present incumbent. Probably ANYONE other than the chained one. As to the Risk It & Fugit Committee Meeting on 22 July I am totally horrified at what seems to be another total huge can of whitewash. Yet another “no case to answer”. Dulux must love WBC. Growl Tiger
  • Score: 5

12:10am Fri 18 Jul 14

Joeblogg85 says...

hobroW wrote:
Hugo1008 wrote:
Esther McVey, Please do at least one useful action during your time in the limelight and insist that the National Government send in the Inspectors or Administers to look at the way Wirral Borough Council is in the mess it is.
Without doubt the WBC is the worst Managed and Governed local authority in the country with a catalogue of Deceit, Mismanagement, Maladministration, and Corruption with Outright Cover Up involving gallons of White Wash for the past decade, with no vestige of accountability, despite reams and reams of reports to the contrary.
Together with the most imaginative financial accounting system that has bee seen as pure fantasy Smoke and Mirrors by every expert in the country.
hugo read the Grant thornton reports for a refreshing dose of honest criticism ' all 200 pages of it.

Bask in the contradiction of Mr Garry's whitewash report within the grant thornton isus and big reports which is tantamount to reporting that our former chief wbc auditor has been telling untruths

you will find it at wbc audit and risk committee agenda for 22nd july 2014.

Come to the meeting at 5pm if you can to see wbc eat humble pie

with apologies to joebloggs but these have been special days for me
Hey Nigel.

I'm very happy for you my friend. A word of caution though. As you well know you are dealing with an organisation where the abnormal is normal. Please don't expect too much from this lot as I dare say you will be disappointed. I suspect they will hang their collective hats on the fact that the Police gave it a clean bill of health. Nothing to see here move along.

Regards

Joe
[quote][p][bold]hobroW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hugo1008[/bold] wrote: Esther McVey, Please do at least one useful action during your time in the limelight and insist that the National Government send in the Inspectors or Administers to look at the way Wirral Borough Council is in the mess it is. Without doubt the WBC is the worst Managed and Governed local authority in the country with a catalogue of Deceit, Mismanagement, Maladministration, and Corruption with Outright Cover Up involving gallons of White Wash for the past decade, with no vestige of accountability, despite reams and reams of reports to the contrary. Together with the most imaginative financial accounting system that has bee seen as pure fantasy Smoke and Mirrors by every expert in the country.[/p][/quote]hugo read the Grant thornton reports for a refreshing dose of honest criticism ' all 200 pages of it. Bask in the contradiction of Mr Garry's whitewash report within the grant thornton isus and big reports which is tantamount to reporting that our former chief wbc auditor has been telling untruths you will find it at wbc audit and risk committee agenda for 22nd july 2014. Come to the meeting at 5pm if you can to see wbc eat humble pie with apologies to joebloggs but these have been special days for me[/p][/quote]Hey Nigel. I'm very happy for you my friend. A word of caution though. As you well know you are dealing with an organisation where the abnormal is normal. Please don't expect too much from this lot as I dare say you will be disappointed. I suspect they will hang their collective hats on the fact that the Police gave it a clean bill of health. Nothing to see here move along. Regards Joe Joeblogg85
  • Score: 4

9:26am Fri 18 Jul 14

Heycock says...

Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.
Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her. Heycock
  • Score: -6

11:57am Fri 18 Jul 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Heycock wrote:
Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.
Heycock,

For me personally, It's not that's she is a success, a posh scouser as you say or good looking. It's the fact that she she is part of the Tory machine that has heaped so much misery upon people over the past few years with their evil policies.

Joe.
[quote][p][bold]Heycock[/bold] wrote: Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.[/p][/quote]Heycock, For me personally, It's not that's she is a success, a posh scouser as you say or good looking. It's the fact that she she is part of the Tory machine that has heaped so much misery upon people over the past few years with their evil policies. Joe. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Llamedos 1 says...

M/S McVey did nothing whatsoever for disabled people when she was Minister for the disabled so dont hold your breath that she will set the world alight for unemployed UK residents. Cynical, maybe but time will tell.
M/S McVey did nothing whatsoever for disabled people when she was Minister for the disabled so dont hold your breath that she will set the world alight for unemployed UK residents. Cynical, maybe but time will tell. Llamedos 1
  • Score: 9

12:43pm Fri 18 Jul 14

naughtykitties says...

Heycock wrote:
Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.
People hate Ms McVey because of the content of her character. She is a duplicitous, self-aggrandizing psychopath. So is Iain Duncan-Smith, who is despised for identical reasons. Crying "misogyny" in the face of those reasons is laughable. Shill harder.
[quote][p][bold]Heycock[/bold] wrote: Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.[/p][/quote]People hate Ms McVey because of the content of her character. She is a duplicitous, self-aggrandizing psychopath. So is Iain Duncan-Smith, who is despised for identical reasons. Crying "misogyny" in the face of those reasons is laughable. Shill harder. naughtykitties
  • Score: 8

2:21pm Fri 18 Jul 14

uncatom says...

Heycock wrote:
Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.
Misogyny, look under Conservative Party, newly promoted females put forward in the dying moments of the coalition to entice women voters, its not about Ms McVey being a woman its about her being a Tory, cut from the same cloth as her male counterparts supporting and spouting the Tory dogma, good looks aren't everything sometimes they disguise an ugly inner self one that despises others less fortunate, Ms McVey has done herself no favours with her condescending attitude and vicious attacks on the very people she was meant to represent and her continuing support of the oft quoted austerity measures, as to being a scouser you need a heart for that.
[quote][p][bold]Heycock[/bold] wrote: Women haters of the world unite. Misogyny clearly thrives on the Wirral. Successful business woman, posh scouser, born good looking...no wonder the knee jerkers hate her.[/p][/quote]Misogyny, look under Conservative Party, newly promoted females put forward in the dying moments of the coalition to entice women voters, its not about Ms McVey being a woman its about her being a Tory, cut from the same cloth as her male counterparts supporting and spouting the Tory dogma, good looks aren't everything sometimes they disguise an ugly inner self one that despises others less fortunate, Ms McVey has done herself no favours with her condescending attitude and vicious attacks on the very people she was meant to represent and her continuing support of the oft quoted austerity measures, as to being a scouser you need a heart for that. uncatom
  • Score: 5

5:49pm Fri 18 Jul 14

hobroW says...

Joe since Globe is not running this story and WBC has placed the meeting of the Fudgit whilst the Open is running , again I am hi-jacking this thread.

A correction . It seems they are saying "No case to answer" because they bizarrely put D Garry's ridiculous whitewash first. all who read this dont get to page 53 where Timmins repudiates the Garry Report.
The anneses of the Grant thornton report are devastating as much on WBC and on A4e as wirralbiz.

The police say they cannot prosecute because WBC cannot match the fraudulent files within the bulk monthly payments. For fraud you must prov pecuniary benefit!

For working wirral represented by PISUS in GT terminology WBC cannot find the 2004 contract. For BIG WBC never got wirralbiz to sign the contract!

GT insist WBC find the contracts and the database that governed ISUS and some 2.5 m expenditure, and given the Police shortage of funds that the Council prosecute under s222 LGAct or "tear away the veil of incorporation" and reach for the directors; personal assets.

With some £120 to £150k spent on the investigation one would think it only right to "finish the Job".

The Emperor not only has no clothes , He has no contract!!!

Once again sorry Joeblogg for hijacking the thread but Ihave no choice as despite the abovementioned outrages there is no story as yet!!
Joe since Globe is not running this story and WBC has placed the meeting of the Fudgit whilst the Open is running , again I am hi-jacking this thread. A correction . It seems they are saying "No case to answer" because they bizarrely put D Garry's ridiculous whitewash first. all who read this dont get to page 53 where Timmins repudiates the Garry Report. The anneses of the Grant thornton report are devastating as much on WBC and on A4e as wirralbiz. The police say they cannot prosecute because WBC cannot match the fraudulent files within the bulk monthly payments. For fraud you must prov pecuniary benefit! For working wirral represented by PISUS in GT terminology WBC cannot find the 2004 contract. For BIG WBC never got wirralbiz to sign the contract! GT insist WBC find the contracts and the database that governed ISUS and some 2.5 m expenditure, and given the Police shortage of funds that the Council prosecute under s222 LGAct or "tear away the veil of incorporation" and reach for the directors; personal assets. With some £120 to £150k spent on the investigation one would think it only right to "finish the Job". The Emperor not only has no clothes , He has no contract!!! Once again sorry Joeblogg for hijacking the thread but Ihave no choice as despite the abovementioned outrages there is no story as yet!! hobroW
  • Score: 7

1:42pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Roadkill says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
Why have all the pictures of McVile have her looking upwards? Can stand this woman and her voice kills me.
Her recent appearance on BBC's Question Time had me reaching for the remote. Her views are odious, she comes across as a real creep and that voice of hers would be better served being used as a burglar alarm. It would certainly keep me away.

Yet, this paper adores her. Nary a week goes by without her face blighting at least one of its pages.
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Why have all the pictures of McVile have her looking upwards? Can stand this woman and her voice kills me.[/p][/quote]Her recent appearance on BBC's Question Time had me reaching for the remote. Her views are odious, she comes across as a real creep and that voice of hers would be better served being used as a burglar alarm. It would certainly keep me away. Yet, this paper adores her. Nary a week goes by without her face blighting at least one of its pages. Roadkill
  • Score: 0

7:01pm Sat 26 Jul 14

dave301bounty says...

having heard a lot of comments from her local constituants ,,people she is helping ,,were they paid to say what they said ,because accoding to a lot ,she really is the gifted girly ,the one who is to change life ,,and she was voted in by a big majority , who is kidding who ,or has the flash loo taken over ,look at the body talk ,,I ask you Wirral people ,you are being hoodwinked ..
having heard a lot of comments from her local constituants ,,people she is helping ,,were they paid to say what they said ,because accoding to a lot ,she really is the gifted girly ,the one who is to change life ,,and she was voted in by a big majority , who is kidding who ,or has the flash loo taken over ,look at the body talk ,,I ask you Wirral people ,you are being hoodwinked .. dave301bounty
  • Score: 0

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