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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Party whip Michael Fabricant emailed Conservatives letting them know that the Commons expenses watchdogs had relaxed rules on taxi and hotel claims.
The former minister, who lost the party whip last year, said: "The public don't want by-elections but a General Election."
Lord Taylor resigned the party whip after his expenses charges.
THE decision by three senators to quit the Fianna Fail party whip over the Civil Partnership Bill is perplexing in the extreme.
THE Government was dealt a further blow yesterday after three Fianna Fail senators resigned the party whip over the Civil Partnership Bill.
When the second crunch vote was held later in the evening, Mattie McGrath abstained from voting - a move which saw him immediately stripped of the party whip.
Many have resigned, joined other parties and defied the party whip. That takes courage.
Mr Varadkar is thought to have three options to sanction Ms Bailey - replace her as chair of the housing committee, remove the party whip or deselect her as a General Election candidate.
Tom Watson It comes after Mr Watson signed a letter with 118 MPs and peers calling on Jeremy Corbyn to withdraw the party whip from Chris Williamson, who was suspended in February following his claim the party had been "too apologetic" in response to criticism over its handling of anti-Semitism.
TORY grandee Michael Heseltine has had the party whip suspended after revealing he will vote Lib Dem in this Thursday's EU elections.
Earlier the Congress party decided to take legal action against its four 'rebel' legislators for defying the party whip to attend the 10-day Budget Session of the Assembly and skipping its legislature party meeting here.
"The DP has expelled Batzandan for four years as he defied the party whip and cross-voted," the party said in a statement.