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: Paul Maynard MP

Paul Maynard was appointed Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) on 9 January 2018. Paul was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport from July 2016 to January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys in May 2010.


Paul was educated at St Ambrose College, Altrincham and University College, Oxford where he studied history.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament, Paul worked as a political adviser and speechwriter.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Guto Bebb MP

    • 2016 to 2018
  2. The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP

    • 2014 to 2016
  3. Sam Gyimah MP

    • 2013 to 2014
  4. The Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD

    • 2012 to 2013


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