Ministerial role

Assistant Government Whip


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: Stuart Andrew MP

Stuart Andrew MP was appointed Assistant Government Whip on 15 June 2017 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office on 9 January 2018.

Political career

Stuart became MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough in 2010. In 2012, he was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to Francis Maude MP.

In the 2015 general election, Stuart was re-elected and took on the role of Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick McLoughlin MP.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Steve Brine MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Andrew Selous

    • 2014 to 2016