Luke White, 6th Baron Annaly

Luke Richard White, 6th Baron Annaly (born 1954), is a British hereditary peer and former Government Whip in the House of Lords, who sat on the Conservative benches.

Luke White
6th Baron Annaly
White arms, Baron Annaly.svg
Born (1954-06-29) 29 June 1954 (age 65)
Alma materEton
OccupationArmy officer
Known forLord-in-Waiting
Political partyConservative

Background and educationEdit

The only son of the first-class cricketer, the 5th Baron Annaly, and Lady Marye Isabel Pepys (died 1958), eldest daughter of the 7th Earl of Cottenham, his parents divorced in 1956 when aged two.

Educated at Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he later attended the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, receiving a Diploma in Rural Estate Management.

White joined the Royal Hussars becoming Lieutenant in 1974, and served in Northern Ireland.

Lord Annaly succeeded upon his father's death on 30 September 1990 as a Baron in the peerage of the United Kingdom, a title created in 1863.


Lord Annaly married Caroline Nina Garnett (born 1960), younger daughter of Colonel Robert Hugh Garnett MBE and Elizabeth Ann Arthur, in 1983. They have four children, including an only son and heir apparent, the Hon Luke White (born 1990); their daughters are the Hon Lavinia (born 1987), Iona (born 1989) and Clemmie White (born 2001).[1]

After divorcing, the Lady Annaly married secondly, in 2015, Richard Bott FCA.[2]


House of Lords

Appointed a Lord-in-Waiting in 1994, Lord Annaly served as a Lords' Whip in the Conservative government of John Major with responsibility for the Home Office and Ministry of Defence. With the passage of the Act of 1999, Annaly along with almost all other hereditary peers lost his automatic right to sit in the House of Lords.[3]

At pro-hunting demonstrations in September 2004 Annaly spoke to the BBC in favour of continuation of hunting, stating it is no longer an elitist activity; "I fear it is being done for good, old-fashioned misconceived ideas about the sort of people who go hunting. People have come from all over the country and all sections of society. It's no longer a privileged exclusive activity." He refuses to be drawn as to any suffering of hunted animals or consequences of such animals not being culled.[4]

District Council

From 2007–11, Lord Annaly was Councillor for a single-member ward of Cherwell District Council representing the Conservatives, having ousted a Liberal Democrat.[5]

Subsequent careerEdit

Lord Annaly serves on his local (ecclesiastical) Parochial Church Council[6] as Church Warden and is elected to the Anglican Oxford Deanery Synod.

An Officer of the Order of St John, he is a member of Marylebone Cricket Club, a Freeman of the Haberdashers' Company and a steward for the British Horseracing Authority at Wolverhampton, Warwick and Towcester racecourses.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Announcements". Daily Telegraph.
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  4. ^ BBC 15 September 2004.
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Further readingEdit

  • Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 28.
  • Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), Volume 1, page 78.

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Luke White,
5th Baron Annaly
Baron Annaly

Heir presumptive:
Hon. Luke White
Party political offices
Preceded by
to HM The Queen

Succeeded by