Chief Whip of the Labour Party

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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

Year Name Constituency
1906 David Shackleton Clitheroe
1906 Arthur Henderson Barnard Castle
1907 George Roberts Norwich
1914 Arthur Henderson Barnard Castle
1914 Frank Goldstone Sunderland
1916 George Roberts Norwich
1919 William Tyson Wilson Westhoughton
1920 Arthur Henderson Widnes
1924 Benjamin Spoor Bishop Auckland
1925 Arthur Henderson Burnley
1927 Thomas Kennedy Kirkcaldy Burghs
1931 Charles Edwards Bedwellty
1942 William Whiteley Blaydon
1955 Herbert Bowden Leicester South West
1964 Edward Short Newcastle upon Tyne
1966 John Silkin Deptford
1969 Robert Mellish Bermondsey
1976 Michael Cocks Bristol South
1985 Derek Foster Bishop Auckland
1995 Donald Dewar Glasgow Garscadden
1997 Nick Brown Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
1998 Ann Taylor Dewsbury
2001 Hilary Armstrong Durham North West
2006 Jacqui Smith Redditch
2007 Geoff Hoon Ashfield
2008 Nick Brown Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
2010 Rosie Winterton Doncaster Central

House of Lords

Year Name
Feb 1924 The Lord Muir-Mackenzie
Feb 1924 The Earl De La Warr
1930 The Lord Marley
1937 The Lord Strabolgi
1941 The Earl of Listowel
1944 The Lord Southwood
1945 The Lord Ammon
1949 The 1st Lord Shepherd
1954 The Earl of Lucan
1964 The 2nd Lord Shepherd
1967 The Lord Beswick
1973 The Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe
1982 The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
1990 The Lord Graham of Edmonton
1997 The Lord Carter
2002 The Lord Grocott
2008 The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
2008 The Lord Bassam of Brighton


  • 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

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