John Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee
John Richard Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee (born 3 October 1956), styled Viscount Prestwood between 1967 and 1991, is a British Conservative peer and Lord Temporal. He is the grandson of Clement Attlee, the British Labour Prime Minister, who was 1st Earl Attlee. He is a trustee of the Attlee Foundation.
In 1985, Attlee went into business in the field of commercial vehicle recovery and repair. In this connection he is President of the Heavy Transport Association and Patron of the Road Rescue Recovery Association.
Attlee inherited his title following his father's death in 1991 and entered the House of Lords in 1992, initially as a crossbencher. Shortly before the general election of 1997 he joined the Conservative Party. 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.
He served as an Opposition spokesman on various subjects; immediately prior to the 2010 general election he was spokesman for transport and an Opposition whip. Following the Conservative victory in that election Earl Attlee was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting or Government whip in the House of Lords. He continued in that role until April 2014, when he left the Government. He was replaced by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
Earl Attlee married Teresa Ahern on 27 September 2008, in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster. Lady Attlee is the younger daughter of Mortimer Ahern, of Malvern, Worcestershire. Should Lord Attlee die without a son, the Earldom will become extinct.
Titles and Styles
- 3 October 1956- 8 October 1967 -John Richard Attlee
- 8 October 1967 - 27 July 1991 - Viscount Prestwood
- 27 July 1991 - Right Honourable Earl Attlee
- "John Attlee". Conservative Party. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
- "Earl Attlee". Democracy Live. BBC News. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
- "Who's who: Cameron's government". BBC News. 3 June 2010.
- "Appointment to the government: Baroness Williams of Trafford". GOV.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- "Earl Attlee and Miss T. M. Ahern". Telegraph Announcements. London: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl Attlee
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at PublicWhip.org
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.com
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
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