Chief Whip of the Labour Party
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Chief Whip of the Labour Party

The Chief Whip of the Labour Party is responsible for administering the whipping system in the party which ensures that members attend and vote in parliament when the party leadership requires a majority vote. Whips, of which two are appointed in the party, a member of the House of Commons and a member of the House of Lords, also help to organise their party's contribution to parliamentary business. On some occasions, the party leadership may allow MP's to have a free vote based on their own conscience rather than party policy, of which the chief whip is not required to direct votes.

This is a list of those people who have served as Chief Whip of the Labour Party in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

House of Commons

Chief Whip of the
Labour Party
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Incumbent
Nick Brown MP

since 6 October 2016
AppointerLeader of the
Labour Party
Inaugural holderDavid Shackleton
Formationcirca 1906

House of Lords

Chief Whip of the
Labour Party
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Incumbent
The Lord McAvoy

since 2018
AppointerLeader of the
Labour Party
Inaugural holderThe Lord Muir-Mackenzie and The Earl De La Warr
Formation1924

Sources

  • Chris Cook and Brendan Keith, British Historical Facts 1830-1900, Macmillan, 1975
  • David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth-Century British Historical Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000

See also


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