Viscount Long

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Arms of Long, Viscount Long: Sable semée of cross-crosslets or, a lion rampant argent between two flaunches of the second[1]
Walter Long, 1st Viscount Long

Viscount Long, of Wraxall in the County of Wiltshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1921 for the Conservative politician Walter Long, who had previously served as Member of Parliament, President of the Board of Agriculture, President of the Local Government Board, Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of the Admiralty. His grandson, the second Viscount (son of Brigadier General Walter Long) was killed in action in the Second World War. He was succeeded by his uncle, the third Viscount. He had earlier represented Westbury in Parliament as a Conservative. As of 2012 the title is held by his son, the fourth Viscount. He served as a government whip from 1979 to 1997 in the Conservative administrations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. However, Lord Long lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.

Richard Chaloner, 1st Baron Gisborough, was the younger brother of the first Viscount.

The family seat Owles Hall, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

Viscounts Long (1921)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. James Richard Long (b. 1960)

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  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.P766, blazon re-worded