National announces three Whips

ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 12:43 29/01/2013

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National has named its team of Whips - including a newly created third post.

Taupo MP Louise Upston is the new senior Whip, with Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe, the Junior Whip. Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross was appointed to the newly-created position of Third Whip.

The Remuneration Authority - which decides MP's pay and allowances - last year ruled parties with more than 45 MPs could have extra cash for a third Whip.

Prime Minister John Key said the trio would be a "great Whips team".

The election, at this morning's caucus meeting, comes after former senior Whip Michael Woodhouse was promoted a minister outside cabinet last week.

Whips are Parliament's "enforcers", maintaining discipline and attendance at votes.

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