Liverpudlian and former television presenter Esther McVey is the Conservative MP for Wirral West and minister for employment. Committed to getting young people into work; she was the first MP to employ an apprentice and persuaded the House of Commons authorities to introduce the scheme. McVey also recently launched a campaign designed to raise awareness of a scheme designed to help young people get into work through Sector Based Work Academies. McVey has also established the biggest business women’s network in the North West. She is expected to rise through the ranks of the Tory party.