Jeremy Hunt pledges to make Esther McVey his Deputy Prime Minister in a bid to spice up Brexiteer credentials – a transfer he compares to Tony Blair teaming up with John Prescott – as he additionally vows to stay to Boris’ immigration plan for Rwanda
- Conservative management candidate Jeremy Hunt vows to nominate Esther McVey as Deputy Prime Minister
- She is the founding father of the group “Blue Collar Conservatism” and a dedicated Brexiteer
- Mr Hunt says they’ll type a ‘super’ group to tackle Labor and Liberal Democrats
In an method geared toward strengthening its references to the correct of Conservative partythe previous Cupboard minister claimed he and Ms McVey could be a ‘nice’ duo.
Mr Hunt, who was Mr Johnson’s runner-up within the 2019 Conservative management election, in contrast his group with Ms McVey to how the previous Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair had John Prescott as deputy.
The previous well being secretary additionally sought to comply with by way of on his attraction to Tory members by pledging tax cuts and promising to stay to Mr Johnson’s plan to ship asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Ms McVey, born in Liverpool, MP for Tatton, is the founding father of the group ‘Blue Collar Conservatism’ which guarantees to ‘arise for working individuals’.
She is married to fellow Tory MP Philip Davies, one other dedicated Brexiteer.
Jeremy Hunt additionally sought to comply with by way of on his attraction to Tory members by pledging tax cuts and promising to stay to Mr Johnson’s plan to ship asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Esther McVey, born in Liverpool, is the founding father of the group ‘Blue Collar Conservatism’ which guarantees to ‘arise for working individuals’
John Prescott, a former labor activist, was elected Deputy Chief of the Labor Occasion in 1994 and went on to function Deputy Prime Minister for the whole lot of Tony Blair’s 10 years in Downing Road.
Mr Hunt, who backed Stay forward of the 2016 EU referendum, admitted the subsequent Tory chief should have a ‘broad attraction’ to win the election.
He outlined a plan for Ms McVey to tackle Labor within the northern ‘pink wall’ seats, whereas he would lead the Tories’ efforts towards the Liberal Democrats within the southern ‘blue wall’ constituencies.
“I acknowledge that the chief of a political get together has to win an election, and which means extensive attraction,” he informed the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme.
“So simply as Tony Blair had John Prescott to broaden his attraction as Deputy Prime Minister, I’ll have Esther McVey as Deputy Prime Minister.
“She received many elections towards Labor within the North, I received them towards the Lib Dems within the South.
“I feel we shall be an awesome marketing campaign group.”
Ms McVey is a former TV presenter who grew to become a minister beneath David Cameron earlier than becoming a member of the Cupboard as secretary for work and pensions beneath Theresa Might.
She was additionally a minister beneath Mr Johnson earlier than being sacked from authorities as a part of a reshuffle in February 2020.
Ms McVey misplaced her former Wirral West seat to Labor within the 2015 normal election, earlier than successful her constituency of Tatton within the 2017 snap normal election.
Early in her ministerial profession, Ms McVey clashed with Labor left-winger John McDonnell after he claimed she ought to be ‘lynched’.
After dropping her ministerial function in 2020, she and her husband, Shipley MP Mr Davies, have commonly introduced collectively on the GB Information TV channel.
Lord Prescott, a former commerce union activist, was elected Deputy Chief of the Labor Occasion in 1994 and went on to function Deputy Prime Minister for the whole lot of Sir Tony’s 10 years in Downing Road.
The New Labor stalwart infamously punched a protester after an egg was thrown at him when he arrived for a rally in 2001.