Jill Knight has been a member of the Parliament for Birmingham, Edgbaston, since April 1966, and is the Conservative Party’s elected chairman of the Parliamentary Committee.
Mrs. Knight just concluded a four-year term as a member of the Select Committee on Home Affairs, which deals with such diverse subjects as police, prisons, broadcasting, electoral law, immigration and drugs.
Representing the industrial heart of Britain, she has been involved with trade and industry matters and problems concerned with immigration into Britain.
She is also a member of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union, which deals with the defense of Europe.
Mrs. Knight was also a member of the Speaker’s Conference on Electoral Law, which makes recommendations on Northern Ireland representation at Westminster. She has made numerous lectures in the United States on the Northern Ireland problem.
Prior to her election to Westminster, she was a Local Government Councillor in the county Borough of Northampton. And has served four years on the Commons Standing Committee on Race Relations and Immigration.
Mrs. Knight was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for political and public service.