Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

Paul Maynard MP


Paul Maynard was appointed Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) on 9 January 2018. Paul was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport from July 2016 to January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys in May 2010.


Paul was educated at St Ambrose College, Altrincham and University College, Oxford where he studied history.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament, Paul worked as a political adviser and speechwriter.

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.

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2016 to 2018


  1. Commercial options for delivering mobile connectivity on trains: Call for Evidence
  2. Rail ticketing progress report: passenger experience improved but more work to be done
  3. Transport investment in the north
  4. The future of the Great Western franchise
  5. Better journeys for South Eastern rail passengers
  6. £30 million to improve road safety for communities along HS2 route
  7. Office of Rail and Road's role in improving travel for disabled passengers
  8. Planning Act 2008: application for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel development consent order, further extension
  9. Community rail stations of the future to be shaped by new blueprint for success
  10. Transport Minister visits cycle taxi scheme to highlight Accessibility Action Plan consultation