Earldom Attlee
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of the Earl Attlee

Blazon

Arms: Azure, on a Chevron Or, between three Hearts Or, winged Argent, three Lions rampant Sable. Crest: On a Mount Vert, two Lions rampant addorsed Or. Supporters: On either side a Welsh Terrier sejant proper.

Creation date16 December 1955
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderClement Attlee
Present holderJohn Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee
Heir apparentNone
Remainder tothe 1st Earl's heirs male lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Prestwood
StatusExtant
MottoLABOR VINCIT OMNIA
(Labour conquers all)

Earl Attlee is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 16 December 1955 for Clement Attlee, the former Labour prime minister. At the same time he was made Viscount Prestwood, of Walthamstow in the County of Essex, which serves as the subsidiary title to the earldom and is also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

As of 2022, the titles are held by his grandson, the third Earl, who succeeded his father in 1991. 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. In contrast to his father and grandfather, the current Lord Attlee is a member of the Conservative Party.

Air Vice-Marshal Donald Laurence Attlee, CB, LVO, DL (2 September 1922 - 28 April 2021) was a nephew of the 1st Earl Attlee.[2][3]

Earls Attlee (1955)

There is no heir to the earldom.

References

  1. ^ "No. 40656". The London Gazette. 16 December 1955. p. 7071.
  2. ^ The Haileybury Society, obituary
  3. ^ The Daily Telegraph, obituary, published 4 May 2021

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