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James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie

James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie (born 11 November 1955), is an elected[1] hereditary peer who sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.


The Viscount Younger of Leckie
Official portrait of Viscount Younger of Leckie crop 2.jpg
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Assumed office
26 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byThe Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
Lord-in-waiting
Government Whip
Assumed office
14 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded byThe Lord Wallace of Saltaire
In office
25 June 2012 – 9 January 2013
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byThe Lord de Mauley
Succeeded byThe Lord Popat of Harrow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual Property
In office
9 January 2013 – 17 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byThe Lord Marland
Succeeded byThe Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
23 June 2010
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byThe Earl of Northesk
Personal details
Born (1955-11-11) 11 November 1955 (age 64)
Political partyConservative
ParentsGeorge Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie
EducationWinchester College
Alma materUniversity of St Andrews
Henley Management College
OccupationBusinessman, politician

Early lifeEdit

James Younger was born on 11 November 1955. His father was George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie.

Younger was educated at Winchester College, where he was in the school football team, and the University of St Andrews where he read medieval history. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College.

CareerEdit

Younger now works in the field of personnel management and recruitment.[2]

In June 2010, Younger won the by-election to replace the 14th Earl of Northesk who died in March 2010. Younger inherited his peerage in 2003, after passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, making him one of only a few excepted hereditary members of the House of Lords who was not a member before the act came into force.[3]

Younger is a deputy chairman of the Buckingham Constituency Conservative Association.[4]

On 25 June 2012, Younger was appointed a Lord-in-waiting (Lords Whip).[5] On 9 January 2013 Lord Younger was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, by the Prime Minister.[6]

On 27 July 2019 he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government in Boris Johnson's administration.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/100623-0002.htm#10062341000488
  2. ^ "Viscount Younger of Leckie". gov.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/james-younger/87226
  4. ^ "Party Officers". Buckingham Constituency Conservative Association. Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Press Notice: Appointment of Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)". Number10.gov.uk. 25 June 2012.
  6. ^ "The Viscount Younger of Leckie appointed as Business Minister". BIS. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  7. ^ "Viscount Younger of Leckie - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Younger
Viscount Younger of Leckie
2003–present
Incumbent