Stewart has accepted a job in the Whips Office working under
Opposition Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin.
As well as the traditional role of
making sure fellow members vote along party lines, whips now have an
increasing role in what might be described as ‘pastoral care’,
making sure gripes and concerns of backbenchers are heard by the
party’s senior leadership.
Stewart commented: “I am naturally
delighted at having been offered the chance to join the Whips
“It will be an honour and a
privilege to serve in David Cameron’s team”.
Jackson was elected in May 2005 to represent the
Peterborough constituency in the House of Commons.
To find out more about him, his views and activities, visit his
Community Website - May 2007