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Lord Knight of Weymouth

Labour Peer


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Recent appearances

  • Future of Seaside Towns - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2019

    My Lords, like other members of the committee, I thank my noble friend Lord Bassam—briefly, but with feeling—for the wonderful way in which he chaired the committee, and I thank the staff and the other members of the committee for giving me an enjoyable nine months exploring this subject and for a useful report that does the House some credit. It is also a great pleasure to follow the...
  • English Football - Question for Short Debate 8 May 2019

    My Lords, I must first thank my noble friend Lady Taylor of Bolton not only for securing this debate but for the way in which she introduced it, and it is a joy to follow my friend the noble Baroness, Lady Morris of Bolton. The terrible story of Bolton Wanderers should be a salutary lesson to all of us as football fans, and none of us would want this situation for any club, let alone our own....
  • Online Harms White Paper - Motion to Take Note 30 Apr 2019

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, and to precede the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, both of whom have consistently campaigned on the dangers of the internet to children. I agree with what the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans said on gambling; I would support a ban on advertising at football matches. By way of reminding your Lordships of my...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 June 2010

Previously MP for South Dorset until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented South Dorset

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Trade and Industry
  • Education and Skills
  • Departmental Policies (South Dorset)
  • Departmental Sponsorship
  • Wind Turbines
  • Local Government Finance (Dorset)
  • Local Government Finance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (17 May 2018 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (17 Oct 2011 to 18 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families (13 Jul 2007 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (6 Jun 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department of Health (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Ms Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (13 May 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 20 Oct 2003)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Knight of Weymouth’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.34% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 129 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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