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I've always said that I favour an elected second chamber and I think it's important that there are members of the House of Lords who are willing to vote for their own demise.

Jim Knight

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Knight was educated at Eltham College an independent school in Mottingham in south-east London followed by Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge where he studied Geography Social & Political Sciences from 1984–87 gaining a BA Hons. It was announced in the Dissolution Honours List on 28 May 2010 that he would be made a life peer. Jim Knight held the following positions:
2003-2004 - Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rosie Winterton then Minister of State at the Department of Health
2004-2005 - Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministerial Team at the Department of Health
2005-2006 - Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs the Landscape & Biodiversity
2006-2009 - Minister of State for Schools
2009–2010 - Minister of State for Employment
2009–2010 - Minister for the South West
In September 2011 he contributed to the book What next for Labour? Ideas for a new generation his piece was entitled What Chance and Enabling State?.

James Philip Knight Baron Knight of Weymouth FRSA (born 6 March 1965) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dorset from 2001 until 2010 when he lost his seat. Knight held several ministerial posts during his time as an MP including Minister for the South West and Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform.

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