Assistant Government Whip

Craig Whittaker MP

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Biography

Craig Whittaker was appointed Assistant Government Whip in the House of Commons on 15 June 2017.

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.

Assistant Government Whip

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.