Here is the latest nomination in our series highlighting people David Cameron should consider appointing to the House of Lords.
If you would like to nominate someone, please email Jonathan Isaby with your suggestion, ideally including key arguments for the nomination as well as biographical information. The sources of nominations will be treated confidentially where requested.
No. 45: Angela Knight
A reader from Scotland writes:
"Her promising Westminster career was brought to an all too abrupt halt in 1997 - after a single term as MP for Erewash - when her majority was wiped out along with so many others in Labour's landslide.
"But in that short Commons career she made her mark, achieving ministerial office after just three years, serving as Economic Secretary to the Treasury between 1995 and 1997. Prior to becoming an MP, she loyally flew the Tory flag for five years as an elected member of Sheffield City Council - where she was a True Blue in what has often been described as the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire.
"With a chemistry degree and a career in business also behind her, after losing her parliamentary seat she went on to become the Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers. Since 2006 she has been Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, in which capacity she has regularly been appearing in the media of late.
"Angela still has lots to contribute to public life and she would make an excellent peer of the realm and - perhaps - could shine again as a minister in a future Conservative Government."
> Previous nomination: Dominic Lawson