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: Chris Heaton-Harris MP

Chris Heaton-Harris was as an appointed Assistant Government Whip on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Daventry in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Margot James MP

    • 2015 to 2016