Luke White, 6th Baron Annaly
6th Baron Annaly
|Born||29 June 1954|
Background and educationEdit
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).
- 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.
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.
- District Council
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.
- 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|
5th Baron Annaly
Hon. Luke White
|Party political offices|
to HM The Queen