James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie
James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Bt (born 11 November 1955) is an elected hereditary peer who sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. He was educated at Winchester College, where he was in the school football team, and the University of St Andrews where he read medieval history. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College. He now works in the field of personnel management and recruitment.
His father is George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie.
In June 2010 he won the by-election to replace the 14th Earl of Northesk who died in March 2010. Younger inherited his peerage in 2003, after passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, making him one of only a few excepted hereditary members of the House of Lords who was not a member before the act came into force.
He is a deputy chairman of the Buckingham Constituency Conservative Association.
On 25 June 2012, Younger was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (Lords Whip). On 9 January 2013 Lord Younger was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, by the Prime Minister.
- "Viscount Younger of Leckie". gov.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- "Party Officers". Buckingham Constituency Conservative Association. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
- "Press Notice: Appointment of Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)". Number10.gov.uk. 25 June 2012.
- "The Viscount Younger of Leckie appointed as Business Minister". BIS. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
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