Assistant government whip and Parliamentary Secretary

Heather Wheeler MP

Biography

Heather Wheeler MP was appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office, in addition to her current role as an Assistant Government Whip, on 8 February 2022.

She was a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 26 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.

She was previously a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from 9 January 2018 to 25 July 2019. She was a Junior Lord of the Treasury (Government Whip) from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018 and she was Assistant Government Whip from 17 July 2016 to 15 June 2017.

She was elected Conservative MP for South Derbyshire in May 2010.

Assistant government whip

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Parliamentary Secretary

Responsibilities include:

  • digital and data
  • Government Business Services
  • Civil Service HR
  • science, technology and innovation
  • secondary legislation
  • supporting Cabinet Office business planning

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Cabinet Office