Lord Knight of Weymouth

James "Jim" Knight, Baron Knight of Weymouth is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dorset from 2001 until 2010. Knight held several ministerial posts during his time as an MP including Minister for the South West and Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform. Lord Knight was made a life peer in the 2010 Dissolution Honours and is a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education in London.