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Whip

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Party whip is the name given to an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature.

Party discipline is the ability of a parliamentary group of a political party to get its members to support the policies of their party leadership.

A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.

A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.

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Whips are the party's "enforcers", they invite their MPs to attend votings and to vote according to the official party policy.

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The term is taken from the "whipper-in" during a hunt, who tries to prevent the hounds from wandering away from the pack.

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In British English The term "whip" is also used to mean:

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the voting instructions issued to members by the whip, or

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in the UK and Ireland, a party's endorsement of a member of parliament or a Teachta Dála ; to "withdraw the whip" is to expel an MP or TD from his or her parliamentary party.

A Member of Parliament is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

A TD is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas.

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