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Esther McVey

Conservative - Tatton

Select Committees
Panel of Chairs (since June 2020)
1 APPG membership (as of 27 Jan 2021)
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Speeches
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Education

The Government set the maximum amount that universities can charge for tuition fees during normal times. Is it not therefore …

Written Answers
Friday 26th February 2021
Click and Collect Services and Retail Trade: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has had made of …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
20 February 2019, received £350 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearing as a guest …
EDM signed
Thursday 11th April 2019
Exiting the European Union
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 4th March 2020
June Bank Holiday (Creation) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to make provision for an annual national public holiday on the Friday nearest to 23 June; and for …

Debate information

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Significant Tatton Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
353,129
Petition Closed

Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
23 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

All students should be reimbursed of this years tuition fees as universities are now online only due to COVID-19, with only powerpoints online for learning materials which is not worthy of up to £9,250. Furthermore, all assessments are being reconsidered to ‘make do’ and build up credits.

111,499
Petition Closed

Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020

Gov Responded - 19 May 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 5 months ago

As students are unable to access facilities or continue with their eduction at their university setting in the following semester, we would like to request that the government considers refunding tuition payments for Semester 3.

270,660
Petition Closed

Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
29 Jan 2021
closed 1 month ago

The quality of online lectures is not equal to face-to-face lectures. Students should not have to pay full tuition fees for online lectures, without experiencing university life. The Government should require UK universities to partially refund tuition fees while online teaching is implemented.

170,832
c. 1,094 added daily
203,879
(Estimated)

Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 30 Oct 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
5 Apr 2021
closes in 4 weeks, 1 day

Students across the UK have returned to University to be told our learning will be predominantly online for the foreseeable future. The Government should therefore lower our tuition fees and we should receive a partial refund for the effects this will have on our learning and university experience.

136,749
Petition Closed

Require universities to reimburse students' tuition fees during strike action

Gov Responded - 21 Apr 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
11 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The University and College Union has repeatedly called on its members to strike. However, strikes are ineffective if students, not employees are the main source of revenue. For this to change, government needs to step in and require universities to reimburse tuition fees lost due to strike action.

113,401
Petition Closed

Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

Gov Responded - 11 Sep 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
4 Feb 2021
closed 1 month ago

Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.

146,187
Petition Closed

Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals

Gov Responded - 14 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Esther McVey's petition debate contributions
30 Jan 2021
closed 1 month ago

Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain's arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance


Most recent EDMs signed by Esther McVey

Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 Apr 2019
Esther McVey signed this EDM on Thursday 11th April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
View All Esther McVey's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives


160 Written Questions

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