List of Privy Counsellors (1952–present)

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This is a List of Privy Counsellors of the United Kingdom appointed since the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. Due to political ties, some prime ministers from Commonwealth realms also are appointed to the British Privy Council as well.

Five Privy Counsellors have resigned during Queen Elizabeth's reign—John Profumo (1963) after misleading the House of Commons, and four others upon criminal conviction carrying a sentence of imprisonment, John Stonehouse (1976), Jonathan Aitken (1997) Chris Huhne (2013) and Denis MacShane (2013);[1] one, Elliot Morley (2011) was expelled (the first expulsion since 1921).[2] Additionally, Lord Prescott, the former Deputy Prime Minister, resigned in 2013 in protest over politicisation of handling of a press complaints charter being considered by the Council.[3]

The oldest Privy Counsellor is John Freeman (born 1915); aside from Prince Philip (appointed by King George VI in 1951), the earliest-appointed member is Lord Carrington (1959).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Norton-Taylor, Richard (27 June 1997). "Privy Council agrees Aitken resignation". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Morley's Privy Council expulsion". The Independent. 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "John Prescott quits Privy Council". The Guardian. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 39421. p. 1. 28 December 1951.
  5. ^ 1952 New Years Honours list.
  6. ^ "The Rt Hon. Sir Godfrey John Vignoles Thomas, 10th Baronet". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 41727. p. 3697. 5 June 1959.

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