Greg Knight

Conservative MP for East Yorkshire

@gregknightmp

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Greg Knight’s voting in Parliament

Greg Knight is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Greg Knight sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Greg Knight generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Greg Knight’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Greg Knight’s full vote analysis page for more.

Greg Knight has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Proof of Identity 25 Nov 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to introduce voter ID as a requirement in elections; what the planned timescale is for implementing that requirement; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate 24 Nov 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the average time being taken for Grants of Probate to be issued; what plans he has to reduce that length of time (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) permanently; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probate 24 Nov 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what facilities exist for solicitors, practitioners and members of the public to obtain answers to their emails and telephone queries seeking information or progress updates from the Probate Service during the covid-19 outbreak; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Probate Service in responding those inquiries; and if he will make...

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Conservative MP for East Yorkshire

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Derby North

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Topics of interest

Greg Knight campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • Prisons
  • M1
  • Motorways
  • Speed Limits: Cameras
  • Prison Service

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Government Whip (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Jun 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (17 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (15 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (9 Nov 2005 to 17 Oct 2012)
  • Chair, Procedure Committee (9 Nov 2005 to 17 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (2 Oct 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (3 Mar 2003 to 1 Oct 2003)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (19 Jul 2001 to 8 Sep 2003)
  • Minister of State (Energy and Industry) (5 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (10 Jun 1993 to 24 Jul 1996)
  • Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer (7 Jun 1993 to 22 Jul 1996)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Apr 1993 to 3 Apr 1996)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (13 Feb 1991 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (12 Feb 1991 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (12 Feb 1991 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Government Whip (28 Nov 1990 to 27 May 1993)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (28 Jul 1989 to 25 Jul 1990)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 January 2019, retained as an adviser on by Cambridge and Counties Bank Ltd of 5B New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TE, at an annual fee of £16,000 payable monthly in arrears. I provide general business and public relations advice. Hours: expected to average 9 hrs per month. The first payment of £1,333.33 was received on 8 February 2019. (Registered 27 February 2019)
Fees received for appearing as part of the parliamentary rock band ‘MP4’ in the Matt Forde Live Christmas Show, produced by Avalon productions, 4A Exmoor St, London W10 6BD:
28 October 2019, received £878.82 for appearing in two live shows on 19 and 20 December 2018. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2019)
13 November 2020, received £960.28 for rehearsals and performance on 18 December 2019. Hours: 7 hrs in total. (Registered 23 November 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 13 February 2013)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Janet Knight, as Parliamentary Assistant.

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