Greg Knight appointed Government Whip

Greg Knight MP (Conservative, East Yorkshire) Credit:

Greg Knight, the MP for East Yorkshire, has been given a newjob as a Senior Government Whip as David Cameron continues his reshuffle.

Downing Street has announced he will also hold the official title of "Vice Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household".

It means he will act as an official representative to Buckingham Palace and be responsible for updating the Queen on the latest business at Westminster.

Mr Knight has been allocated an office at 9 Downing Street, next door to the Prime Minister, and takes up his duties withimmediate effect.

I was surprised to be asked to do this job which is going to be an extremely challenging one, particularly in a Parliament where no one party has a majority. However I am looking forward to it.