House Leader

House Leader, nonofficial title of MP nominated by each party to serve as head strategist and tactician in the House of Commons. The government House leader, a Cabinet member with the honorific title of president of the Privy Council, negotiates among parties about the Commons timetable. In each party the House leader is responsible for the PARTY WHIP and manages matters ranging from office space to salary negotiations. House leaders meet weekly to discuss the government's timetable and to choose speakers. They have sufficient power to hold their parties to the negotiated agreements.