WARNING: This podcast contains dangerous levels of inspiration! Esther McVey had an unconventional start in life and has emerged as one of the most optimistic politicians in Britain. In this remarkably honest interview, Esther talks about how being a Barnardo's child shaped her and her politics. She also tells the incredible truth about the abuse she has received during her time in politics and talks movingly about Philip Davies and the support he has given her. It's an astonishing listen, Esther McVey is unlike any politician in the country. Follow Esther on Twitter: @EstherMcVey1 Subscribe to Matt's other podcast British Scandal here or wherever you get your podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/british-scandal/id1563775446 Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org Order Matt's book 'Politically Homeless' here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/2100000262618 Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Follow Matt on WTSocial: https://wt.social/u/matt-forde For the latest UK Government advice on coronavirus go to: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.