The party whip

The party whip

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Natascha Engel MP explains who and what the party whip is

MPs represent the people who voted for them in their work in Parliament, but they also represent the views of their own political party. Whips are MPs who organise all the other MPs in the party to vote a certain way.


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About this interview

Twelve MPs were interviewed to appear in MP For A Week, our online game designed to support the teaching of citizenship and political literacy.

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