Ministerial role

Assistant Government Whip

Responsibilities

Whips are MPs or Lords appointed by each party to help organise their party’s contribution to parliamentary business. They are responsible for making sure the maximum number of their party members vote, and vote the way their party wants.

Current role holder: Heather Wheeler MP

Heather Wheeler was appointed as an Assistant Government Whip on 17 July 2016. She was elected Conservative MP for South Derbyshire in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Sarah Newton MP

    • 2015 to 2016