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: Kelly Tolhurst MP

Kelly Tolhurst was appointed as Assistant Government Whip on 9 January 2018.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Andrew Stephenson MP

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Christopher Pincher MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  3. Simon Kirby

    • 2015 to 2016