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The Rt Hon. the Lord Knight of Weymouth

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Knight of Weymouth was born James Philip Knight on 06 March 1965 , and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 23 June 2010. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for South Dorset.


In the past, Lord Knight of Weymouth has held the position of Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (2009 to 2010), Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (2009 to 2010), Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (2007 to 2009), Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) (2006 to 2007), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) (2005 to 2006) in government.

He was Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (2011 to 2014), Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (2010 to 2011) in opposition.

Focus Areas

Lord Knight of Weymouth has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Asylum, immigration and nationality; Digital policy; Education; Employment and training; Health services and medicine; Parliament, government and politics; Science and technology
World Areas - Mauritania; Spain
UK Areas - Dorset; The West Country; Western Highlands; London

You can contact Lord Knight of Weymouth in the following ways:




House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 3000

Email : knightja@parliament.uk