is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
. It was created on 16 December 1955
for Clement Attlee
, the former Labour Prime Minister
. He was made Viscount Prestwood
, of Walthamstow in the County of Essex, at the same time. As of 2007 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
Earls Attlee (1955)
There is no heir to the titles.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page