Earldom Attlee
Arms of the Earl Attlee


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
Created byQueen 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
(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.


  1. ^ "No. 40656". The London Gazette. 16 December 1955. p. 7071.
  2. ^ "Air Vice-Marshal Donald Attlee, CB (B & L 36) - commander of Queen's Flight who was arrested in Mali". hailsoc.org.
  3. ^ Obituaries, Telegraph (4 May 2021). "Air Vice-Marshal Don Attlee, commander of the Queen's Flight who helped gather intelligence on a Soviet jet that crashed into a Berlin lake – obituary". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235.