party whip


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Noun1.party whip - a legislator appointed by the party to enforce disciplineparty whip - a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
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NICOLA Sturgeon faces her biggest test as First Minister after an SNP front bench MP last night quit the party whip when police launched a probe into her property deals.
I would like to tip my cloth socialist cap to those 48 Labour MPs who defied the party whip and opposed the welfare bill at its second reading.
Janice Atkinson, an MEP for the South East, was due to challenge the Conservatives in Folkestone and Hythe on May 7, but has now been stripped of the party whip.
A secret party room ballot to declare the positions of party leader and deputy leader vacant was voted down 61 votes to 39, chief party whip Philip Ruddock told reporters.
UKIP councillors are not controlled by a party whip system so are totally free to put the interests of local people first.
Meanwhile, expelled P MLA Vinod Kumar Binny moved the Delhi High Court challenging the view taken by the Assembly Speaker that he, despite his expulsion, remained an P member and would be bound by a party whip.
Ukip has suspended Godfrey Bloom as the party whip after he described (http://www.
Sinn Fein Party Whip Aengus O Snodaigh TD said: "Both Chris and I have worked on campaigns together and indeed were shipmates on the 2008 and 2011 freedom flotillas to Gaza.
The speaker took the action under Rule 2(1)(b) of the Tenth Schedule of the constitution for voting against the party whip.
Earlier yesterday, Lord Laird resigned the Ulster Unionist party whip after being targeted by the same investigation.
Recently violated the party whip and vote in favour of FDI in Rajya Sabha.
Summary: Nadine Dorries has said she will learn next week whether she is to be restored to the Conservative Party whip.