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Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard
&
Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Lords
Badge of the Yeomen of the Guard.svg
StyleThe Right Honourable
AppointerPrime Minister
Formation1485
First holderJohn de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford
The 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1723 to 1725.
The 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1723 to 1725.

The Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard is a UK government post usually held by the Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords.[1] The present Captain is The 9th Earl of Courtown, who was appointed to the position in the May ministry in July 2016.

1485–present

15th century

16th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
Donald Howard
The Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal
November

1931

January

1934

Conservative National Government II

(Con.LibNat LabNat Lib)

Arthur Chichester
The Lord Templemore
January

1934

August

1945

National Government III

(Con.Nat LabNat Lib)

National Government IV

(Con.Nat LabNat Lib)

Chamberlain (War Ministry)

(Con.Nat LabNat Lib)

Churchill (War Ministry)

(Con.LibLab-Nat LabNat Lib)

Churchill (Caretaker)

(Con.Nat Lib-Ind)

Alexander Walkden
The Lord Walkden
August

1945

July

1949

Labour Attlee I
George Shepherd
The Lord Shepherd
July

1949

October

1949

George Lucas
The Lord Lucas of Chilworth
October

1949

March

1950

George Bingham
The Earl of Lucan
March

1950

June

1951

Attlee II
George Archibald
The Lord Archibald
June

1951

November

1951

William Onslow
The Earl of Onslow
November

1951

October

1960

Conservative Churchill III
Eden
Macmillan I
Macmillan II
Peter Legh
The Lord Legh
October

1960

September

1962

Macmillan II
John Goschen
The Viscount Goschen
September

1962

December

1964

Macmillan II
Douglas-Home
Frank Bowles
The Lord Bowles
December

1964

June

1970

Labour Wilson II
John Goschen
The Viscount Goschen
June

1970

November

1971

Conservative Heath
Bertram Bowyer
The Lord Denham
November

1971

March

1974

David Kenworthy
The Lord Strabolgi
March

1974

May

1979

Labour Wilson III
Wilson IV
Callaghan
Andrew Hill
The Lord Sandys
May

1979

October

1982

Conservative Thatcher I
David Cunliffe-Lister
The Earl of Swinton
October

1982

September

1986

Thatcher II
Thatcher III
Andrew Davidson
The Viscount Davidson
September

1986

December

1991

[2]
Major I
Michael Bowes-Lyon
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
December

1991

July

1994

[3]
Major II
Arthur Gore
The Earl of Arran
July

1994

January

1995

[4]
Richard Fletcher-Vane
The Lord Inglewood
January

1995

July

1995

[5]
Nicholas Cavendish
The Lord Chesham
July

1995

May
1997
[6]
Andrew McIntosh
The Lord McIntosh of Haringey
May
1997
June
2003
Labour Blair I [7]

21st century

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
Official portrait of Lord Davies of Oldham crop 2.jpg
Bryan Davies
The Lord Davies of Oldham
June
2003
May
2010
Labour Blair II [8]
Blair III
Brown
Official portrait of Lord Shutt of Greetland crop 2.jpg
David Shutt
The Lord Shutt of Greetland
May
2010
May
2012
Liberal Democrat Cameron–Clegg
(Con.L.D.)
[9]
Official portrait of Lord Newby crop 2.jpg
Richard Newby
The Lord Newby
May
2012
May
2015
[10]
Official portrait of Lord Gardiner of Kimble crop 2.jpg
John Gardiner
The Lord Gardiner of Kimble
May
2015
July
2016
Conservative Cameron II [11]
Official portrait of The Earl of Courtown crop 2.jpg
Patrick Stopford
The Earl of Courtown
July
2016
Incumbent May I [12]
May II
Johnson I
Johnson II

References

  1. ^ "Captains of the Yeoman of the Guard". Archived from the original on 2019-06-11. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  2. ^ Roth, Andrew (2012-08-27). "Viscount Davidson obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  3. ^ "Parliamentary career for Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne – MPs and Lords – UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  4. ^ "Contact information for The Earl of Arran – MPs and Lords – UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  5. ^ "Contact information for Lord Inglewood – MPs and Lords – UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  6. ^ "Parliamentary career for Lord Chesham – MPs and Lords – UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  7. ^ "Parliamentary career for The Lord McIntosh of Haringey – MPs and Lords – UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  8. ^ "Lord Davies of Oldham". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Lord Shutt of Greetland". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Lord Newby". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Lord Gardiner of Kimble". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  12. ^ "The Earl of Courtown". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.