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Youngest Members of Parliament since 1979

Published Monday, October 3, 2016

This Parliamentary Information List provides a list and further information on the youngest Members of Parliament.

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This Parliamentary Information List provides information on the youngest MPs. This includes a list of the youngest Members of Parliament since 1979 and further information about notable young MPs, including the present youngest member Mhairi Black.

 

Background

The youngest member of the House of Commons is also known as the ‘Baby of the House’. Unlike the Father of the House (the Member with the longest unbroken service) the Baby of the House carries no duties or rights.

You can find out more about the Father of the House in the Commons Library briefing paper Father of the House. This briefing paper also includes a list of Fathers of the House since 1901.

Lists of Fathers and Babies of the House, together with lists of the oldest and youngest Members, have also been compiled on an external website which provides details of the Father of the House dating back to 1701 and Baby of the House dating back to 1885.

 

Feedback

Please send any comments or corrections to: Parliamentary Information Lists Editor, Parliament & Constitution Centre, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Suggestions for new lists welcomed.

Commons Briefing papers SN04416

Author: Jennifer Brown

Topics: Members of Parliament, Parliament

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