Ministerial role

Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

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: Rebecca Harris MP

Rebecca Harris MP was appointed Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) on 9 January 2018. Rebecca was an Assistant Government Whip in the House of Commons from June 2017 to January 2018.

She has been the Conservative MP for Castle Point since May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Heather Wheeler MP

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Guy Opperman MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  3. John Penrose

    • 2014 to 2016
  4. The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP

    • 2013 to 2014
  5. Robert Goodwill MP

    • 2012 to 2013

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