James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Younger of Leckie
Lord Younger.jpg
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
23 June 2010
Preceded by The Earl of Northesk
Personal details
Born 11 November 1955
Political party Conservative
Parents George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie
Education Winchester College
Occupation Businessman, politician

James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Bt (born 11 November 1955) is an elected[1] hereditary peer who sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.

Early life[edit]

James Younger was born on 11 November 1955. His father was George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie.

Younger 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.


Younger now works in the field of personnel management and recruitment.[2]

In June 2010, Younger 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.[3]

Younger is a deputy chairman of the Buckingham Constituency Conservative Association.[4]

On 25 June 2012, Younger was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (Lords Whip).[5] 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.[6]



  1. ^ https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/100623-0002.htm#10062341000488
  2. ^ "Viscount Younger of Leckie". gov.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/james-younger/87226
  4. ^ "Party Officers". Buckingham Constituency Conservative Association. Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Press Notice: Appointment of Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)". Number10.gov.uk. 25 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Viscount Younger of Leckie appointed as Business Minister". BIS. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Younger
Viscount Younger of Leckie