What Is a Political Whip?


A political whip is a party whose function is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. A whip typically gives inducements and threatens punishments to party members so as to ensure that they vote according to the official party policy. There are three types of whips; one-line whip, a two-line whip and a three-whip line.
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Part of it is to make sure that all members know what the Party line is, and make sure there are enough members present at important votes.
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A whip in political circles actually refers to a person, not the object itself. It is a role in party politics whose primary purpose is to ensure control of the formal decision-making process in a parliamentary legislature. Whips are party 'enforcers', who typically offer both inducements and punishments to party members.
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