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Local MP becomes Minister for Disabled

Esther McVey MP, Minister for Disabled PeopleEsther McVey is new Minister for Disabled People

In the government changes this week, Maria Miller has been replaced by Wirral West MP Esther McVey as Minister for Disabled People

Ms McVey has been MP for Wirral West since 2010. She was appointed as an Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Work and Pensions yesterday, and today it was announced that she would take on the responsibilities as Minister for Disabled People.

She is the second Merseyside MP to hold this position - Maria Eagle (MP for Garston) held this appointment in a previous Labour Government.