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: Heather Wheeler MP

Heather Wheeler was appointed as a Junior Lord of the Treasury (Government Whip) on 15 June 2017.

She was Assistant Government Whip from 17 July 2016 to 15 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for South Derbyshire in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Guy Opperman MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. John Penrose

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

    • 2013 to 2014
  4. Robert Goodwill MP

    • 2012 to 2013


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