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: Rebecca Harris MP

Rebecca Harris MP was appointed Assistant Government Whip in the House of Commons on 14 June 2017.

She has been the Conservative MP for Castle Point since May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Heather Wheeler MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Sarah Newton MP

    • 2015 to 2016