Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Assistant Government Whip

Kevin Foster MP

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Biography

Kevin Foster MP was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office and an Assistant Government Whip on 4 April 2019. He will also be the Interim Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution) at the Cabinet Office whilst Chloe Smith MP is on maternity leave.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State assists the Secretary of State for Wales in ensuring that the interests of Wales are recognised in Westminster, and that Westminster’s voice is heard in Wales.

Responsibilities include:

  • North Wales Growth Deal
  • Defence
  • Energy
  • Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications
  • Connectivity

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.