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: Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer was appointed as an Assistant Government Whip on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Sherwood in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Stephen Barclay

    • 2015 to 2016