24th Jun, 2019

Solihull MP promoted to Ministry of Justice minister in reshuffle

Sarah Mason 23rd Jan, 2018

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has been promoted in Theresa May’s reshuffle.

Mr Knight has been made a junior minister at the Ministry of Justice and will be working with David Gauke, the Secretary of State, and his ministerial team.

He will also deliver weekly departmental briefings, support the Government in debates, act as a first point of contact for concerned backbench MPs and even stand in for a minister if they have prior engagements elsewhere.

The conservative MP has been one of the most active new members of the House of Commons ever since he was first elected in 2015, and spent 12 months working through his recovery from a severe leg injury he sustained in September 2016.

In the 2017 general election, the Solihull voters returned him to the House of Commons with a majority and almost 60 per cent of the vote.

Mr Knight said: “I’m delighted to be joining David Gauke and the rest of the team at the Ministry of Justice.

“It is a privilege to represent Solihull in Parliament, and I look forward to continuing to champion the needs of our community as I serve in my new role.

“I will also be continuing my work on financial education, lending, and fraud, where I can use my professional experience to help inform legislation and protect the public.”

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