three-line whip


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three-line whip

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See whip20c
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We have also issued a three-line whip to all our MPs.
A three-line whip is a strict instruction to attend and vote, breach of which would normally have serious consequences.
He loyally followed his leader into the "No" lobby, observing a three-line Whip in common with other Labour MPs, with the exception of seven who supported the government.
Labour can decide whether to put on a three-line whip at any time, while the Tories will have to have a three-line whip all the time - and the DUP MPs will have to attend the Commons every day if they are to succeed in getting legislation through Parliament.
Rachael Maskell (York Central) joins the Transport team five months after quitting the frontbench to defy a three-line whip and vote against the triggering of Article 50 to take Britain out of the EU.
Holly Lynch (Halifax) takes an environment brief less than a year after resigning as an opposition whip in protest at the sacking of Rosie Winterton as chief whip while Rachael Maskell (York Central) joins the transport team five months after quitting the frontbench to defy a three-line whip and vote against the invocation of Article 50 to take Britain out of the EU.
Shadow environment secretary and York Central MP Rachael Maskell and shadow equalities minister and Brent Central MP Dawn Butler both defied a three-line whip so they could vote in line with their heavily Remain-backing constituencies.
Just be sure to make it a fun team effort, not a three-line whip.
The party is issuing a three-line whip to its members in the Lower House asking them to be present and vote against the measure.
In 2012, Ms Wood called off a disciplinary hearing against him after he had defied a three-line whip and missed a no confidence vote in Labour health minister Lesley Griffiths in the Assembly.
But the proposal needed cross-party support - and the SNP issued a three-line whip forbidding MSPs to give their backing.
THERE were so many frocks by the French fashion house you could be forgiven for thinking actresses had a three-line whip to wear Christian Dior at Cannes.