Ministerial role

Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury


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: Mike Freer MP

Mike Freer was appointed as Assistant Government Whip on 15 June 2017. He was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Andrew Stephenson MP

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. The Rt Hon David Evennett MP

    • 2012 to 2018


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