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: Craig Whittaker MP
Craig Whittaker was appointed Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) on 9 January 2018. Craig was an Assistant Government Whip in the House of Commons from June 2017 to January 2018.
He was first elected to Parliament as MP for Calder Valley in 2010.
Craig served as the Private Parliamentary Secretary to James Brokenshire MP when he was Minister of State for Immigration. He was a member of the Education Select Committee from 2010 to 2015.