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Pensions secretary Esther McVey heckled over death of Jodey Whiting.

What: Jodey Whiting’s name was mentioned by a disabled activist as he heckled work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, while she gave evidence to the Scottish parliament’s social security committee. The activist told McVey: “What about Jodey Whiting, mother of nine, who committed suicide after her ESA was stopped?”

Why significant: Jodey Whiting’s death would become one of the highest-profile tragedies to be linked to the actions of DWP, and again raised concerns about the ESA/WCA system.


Social Security Committee, 2018 (listen from 52 minutes)
Mother of ESA suicide woman pledges to continue fight for justice, Pring, 2018