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: Andrew Stephenson MP

Andrew Stephenson MP was appointed as an Assistant Government Whip on 15 June 2017.

He was first elected as Conservative MP for Pendle in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Christopher Pincher MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Simon Kirby

    • 2015 to 2016