Earl Attlee

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Earldom Attlee
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of the Earl Attlee


Arms: Azure, on a Chevron Or, between three Hearts Or, winged Argent, three Lions rampant Sable. Crest: On a Mount Vert, two Lions rampant addorsed Or. Supporters: On either side a Welsh Terrier sejant proper.

Creation date16 December 1955
MonarchElizabeth II
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderClement Attlee
Present holderJohn Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee
Heir apparentNone
Remainder tothe 1st Earl's heirs male whatsoever
Subsidiary titlesViscount Prestwood
(Labour conquers all)

Earl Attlee is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 16 December 1955 for Clement Attlee, the former Labour Prime Minister. At the same time he was made Viscount Prestwood, of Walthamstow in the County of Essex, which serves as the subsidiary title to the earldom and is also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

As of 2012, the titles are held by his grandson, the third Earl, who succeeded his father in 1991. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. In contrast to his father and grandfather, the current Lord Attlee is a member of the Conservative Party.

Earls Attlee (1955)[edit]

There is no heir to the earldom.


  1. ^ "No. 40656". The London Gazette. 16 December 1955. p. 7071.