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: 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.

Political career

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.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Mark Spencer MP

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Robert Syms MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  3. The Rt Hon Gavin Barwell

    • 2014 to 2015
  4. The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP

    • 2012 to 2014


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