Vice-Chamberlain of the Household

The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household is a member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The office-holder is usually a junior[1] government whip in the British House of Commons ranking third or fourth after the Chief Whip and the Deputy Chief Whip. He or she is the Deputy to the Lord Chamberlain of the Household. The Vice-Chamberlain's main roles are to compile a daily private report to the Sovereign on proceedings in the House of Commons and to relay addresses from the Commons to the Sovereign and back. As a member of the Royal Household, the Vice-Chamberlain accompanies the Sovereign and Royal Household at certain diplomatic and social events, particularly the annual garden party at Buckingham Palace. When the Sovereign goes in procession to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament, the Vice-Chamberlain stays and is "held captive" at Buckingham Palace. This custom began with the Restoration (1660), because of the previous Vice-Chamberlain's role in the beheading of Charles I.

Notable holders of the office include Sir George Carteret, Lord Hervey, the Earl of Harrington, the Earl Spencer, Michael Stewart and Bernard Weatherill.

William Orpen Charles Robert 6th Earl Spencer
The 6th Earl Spencer; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1892–1895

List of Vice-Chamberlains of the Household

Name Entered office Left office Notes Reference
Sir Charles Somerset 1501 Unknown Lord Chamberlain from 1509; created The Lord Herbert in 1504 and The Earl of Worcester in 1514 [2]
Sir Robert Wingfield 1521 Unknown [3]
The Lord Sandys Unknown 1526 Became Lord Chamberlain [4]
Sir John Gage 1526 1533 Lord Chamberlain from 1553 [5]
Sir William Kingston 1536 1539
Sir Anthony Wingfield 1539 1550 [6]
Sir Thomas D'Arcy 1550 1551 Became Lord Chamberlain; created The Lord Darcy of Chiche in 1551 [7]
Sir John Gates 1551 Unknown [8]
Sir Henry Jerningham 1553 1557 [9]
Sir Henry Bedingfeld 1557 1558 [10]
Sir Edward Rogers 1558 1559 [11]
Sir Francis Knollys 1559 Unknown [12]
Sir Christopher Hatton 1577 1587 [13]
Sir Thomas Heneage 1587 1595 [14]
Sir John Stanhope, from 1605 The Lord Stanhope 1601 1616 [15]
Sir John Digby, from 1618 The Lord Digby and from 1622 The Earl of Bristol 1616 1625 [16]
Sir Dudley Carleton 1625 1626 Created The Lord Carleton in 1626 and The Viscount Dorchester in 1628
Sir Humphrey May 1626 1630 [17]
Sir Thomas Jermyn 1630 1639
The Lord Goring 1639 1644 Created The Earl of Norwich in 1644 [18]
Vacant
Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet 1660 1680 Notionally held the office from 1647 [19][20]
Henry Savile 1680 1687 [20]
James Porter 1687 1689 [20]
Sir John Lowther, Bt 1689 1694 Created The Viscount Lonsdale in 1679 [20]
Hon. Peregrine Bertie 1694 1706 [20]
Thomas Coke 1706 1727 [20]
William Stanhope 1727 1730 Created The Lord Harrington in 1730 and The Earl of Harrington in 1742 [20]
The Lord Hervey 1730 1740 Became Lord Privy Seal [20]
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 1740 1742 [20]
Hon. William Finch 1742 1765 [20]
Viscount Villiers 1765 1770 Succeeded as The Earl of Jersey in 1769 [20]
Thomas Robinson, from 1770 The Lord Grantham 1770 1771 [20]
Viscount Hinchingbrooke 1771 1782 Succeeded as The Earl of Sandwich in 1792 [20]
Viscount Chewton 1782 1784 Succeeded as The Earl Waldegrave in 1784 [20]
Lord Herbert 1784 1794 Succeeded as The Earl of Pembroke in 1794 [20]
Hon. Charles Francis Greville 1794 1804 or 1809 [20][21]
Lord John Thynne 1804 or 1809 1812 Succeeded as The Lord Carteret in 1838 [20]
Earl of Yarmouth 1812 1812 Succeeded as The Marquess of Hertford in 1822 [20]
Viscount Jocelyn, from 1820 The Earl of Roden 1812 1821 [20]
Marquess of Graham 1821 1827 Succeeded as The Duke of Montrose in 1836 [20]
Sir Samuel Hulse 1827 1830 [20]
Earl of Belfast 1830 1834 First period in office; succeeded as The Marquess of Donegall in 1844 [20]
Viscount Castlereagh 1834 1835 Succeeded as The Marquess of Londonderry in 1854 [20]
Lord Charles FitzRoy 1835 1838 [20]
Earl of Belfast 1838 1841 Second period in office; succeeded as The Marquess of Donegall in 1844 [22]
Lord Ernest Bruce 1841 1846 First period in office; succeeded as The Marquess of Ailesbury in 1878 [23]
Lord Edward Howard 1846 1852 Created The Lord Howard of Glossop in 1869 [24]
Viscount Newport 1852 1852 First period in office; Lord Chamberlain from 1866; succeeded as The Earl of Bradford in 1865 [25]
Lord Ernest Brudenell-Bruce 1852 1858 Second period in office; succeeded as The Marquess of Ailesbury in 1878 [26]
Viscount Newport 1858 1859 Second period in office; Lord Chamberlain from 1866; succeeded as The Earl of Bradford in 1865 [27]
Viscount Castlerosse 1859 1866 First period in office; succeeded as The Earl of Kenmare in 1871 [28]
Lord Claud Hamilton 1866 1868 [29]
Viscount Castlerosse, from 1871 The Earl of Kenmare 1868 1872 Second period in office; Lord Chamberlain from 1880 [30]
Lord Richard Grosvenor 1872 1874 Created The Lord Stalbridge in 1886 [31]
The Viscount Barrington 1874 1880 [32]
Lord Charles Bruce 1880 1885 [33]
Viscount Lewisham 1885 1886 First period in office; succeeded as The Earl of Dartmouth in 1881 [34]
Viscount Kilcoursie 1886 1886 Succeeded as The Earl of Cavan in 1887 [35]
Viscount Lewisham, from 1891 The Earl of Dartmouth 1886 1891 Second period in office [36]
Lord Burghley 1891 1892 Succeeded as The Marquess of Exeter in 1895 [37]
Hon. Charles Spencer 1892 1895 [38]
Hon. Ailwyn Fellowes 1895 1900 Created The Lord Ailwyn in 1921 [39]
Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, Bt 1900 1902 Created The Lord St Audries in 1911 [40]
The Lord Wolverton 1902 1905 [41]
Wentworth Beaumont, from 1907 The Lord Allendale 1905 1907 Created The Viscount Allendale in 1911 [42]
John Fuller, from 1910 Sir John, 1st Baronet 1907 1911 [43]
Hon. Geoffrey Howard 1911 1915 [44]
Cecil Beck 1915 1917 [45]
William Dudley Ward 1917 1922 [46]
Douglas Hacking 1922 1924 First period in office; created The Lord Hacking in 1945 [47]
John Davison 1924 1924 [48]
Douglas Hacking 1924 1925 Second period in office; created The Lord Hacking in 1945 [49]
George Hennessy, from 1927 Sir George, 1st Baronet 1925 1928 Became Treasurer of the Household; created The Lord Windlesham in 1937 [50]
Frederick Thomson, from 1929 Sir Frederick, 1st Baronet 1928 1929 First period in office [51]
Jack Hayes 1929 1931 [52]
Sir Frederick Thomson, Bt 1931 1931 Second period in office [53]
Sir George Penny 1931 1932 Became Comptroller of the Household; created The Viscount Marchwood in 1945 [54]
Sir Victor Warrender, Bt 1932 1935 Became Comptroller of the Household; created The Lord Bruntisfield in 1942 [55]
Sir Lambert Ward, 1st Baronet 1935 1935 Became Comptroller of the Household [56]
George Davies, from 1936 Sir George 1935 1936 Became Comptroller of the Household [57]
Hon. Arthur Hope 1937 1937 Became Treasurer of the Household; succeeded as The Lord Rankeillour in 1949 [58]
Ronald Cross 1937 1938 [59]
Robert Grimston 1938 1939 Became Treasurer of the Household; created The Lord Grimston of Westbury in 1952 [60]
James Edmondson 1939 1942 Became Treasurer of the Household [61]
William Boulton, from 1944 Sir William, 1st Baronet 1942 1944 [62]
Arthur Young 1944 1945 [63]
Julian Snow 1945 1946 Created The Lord Burntwood in 1970 [64]
Michael Stewart 1946 1947 Created The Lord Stewart of Fulham in 1979 [65]
Ernest Popplewell 1947 1951 Created The Lord Popplewell in 1966 [66]
Henry Studholme 1951 1956 [67]
Richard Thompson 1956 1957 [68]
Hon. Peter Legh 1957 1959 Became Treasurer of the Household; succeeded as The Lord Newton in 1960 [69]
Edward Wakefield 1959 1960 Became Treasurer of the Household [70]
Richard Brooman-White 1960 1960 [71]
Graeme Finlay 1960 1964 [72]
William Whitlock 1964 1966 [73]
Jack McCann 1966 1967 [74]
Charles Morris 1967 1969 Became Treasurer of the Household [75]
Alan Fitch 1969 1970 [76]
Jasper More 1970 1971 [77]
Bernard Weatherill 1971 1972 Became Comptroller of the Household; created The Lord Weatherill in 1992 [78]
Walter Clegg 1972 1973 Became Comptroller of the Household [79]
Paul Hawkins 1973 1974 [80]
Don Concannon 1974 1974 [81]
James Hamilton 1974 1978 Became Comptroller of the Household [82]
Donald Coleman 1978 1979 [83]
Hon. Anthony Berry 1979 1981 Became Comptroller of the Household [84]
Carol Mather 1981 1983 Became Comptroller of the Household [85]
Robert Boscawen 1983 1986 Became Comptroller of the Household [86]
Tristan Garel-Jones 1986 1988 Became Comptroller of the Household; created The Lord Garel-Jones in 1997 [87]
Michael Neubert 1988 1988 [88]
Tony Durant 1988 1990 [89]
David Lightbown 1990 1990 Became Comptroller of the Household [90]
John Mark Taylor 1990 1992 [91]
Sydney Chapman 1992 1995 [92]
Timothy Kirkhope 1995 1996 [93]
Andrew MacKay 1996 1996
Derek Conway 1996 1997
Janet Anderson 1997 1998
Graham Allen 1998 2001
Gerry Sutcliffe 2001 2003
Jim Fitzpatrick 2003 2005
John Heppell 2005 2007
Liz Blackman 2007 2008 [94]
Claire Ward 2008 2009 [95]
Helen Jones 2009 2010 [96]
Mark Francois 2010 2012
Greg Knight 2012 2013 Previously Treasurer of the Household 1993-96
Desmond Swayne 2013 2014
Anne Milton 2014 2015
Kris Hopkins 2015 2016
Julian Smith 2016 2017 Became Treasurer of the Household
Chris Heaton-Harris 2017 2018 Became Comptroller of the Household
Mark Spencer 2018 2018 Became Comptroller of the Household
Andrew Stephenson 2018

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References

1874 Eye by-election

The Eye by-election of 1874 was fought on 17 March 1874. The byelection was fought due to the incumbent Conservative MP, George Barrington, becoming Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. It was retained by the incumbent.

Baron Bruntisfield

Baron Bruntisfield, of Boroughmuir in the City of Edinburgh, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1942 for the Scottish Conservative politician and former Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, Sir Victor Warrender, 8th Baronet. The Warrender family descends from George Warrender. He was Lord Provost of Edinburgh and represented Edinburgh in Parliament. In 1715 he was created a baronet, of Lochend in the County of Haddington, in the Baronetage of Great Britain. His grandson, the third Baronet, fought at the Battle of Minden in 1759, represented Haddington Burghs in the House of Commons and served as King’s Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer from 1771 to 1791. He was succeeded by his son, the fourth Baronet. He sat as a Member of Parliament for Haddington Burghs, Truro, Sandwich, Westbury and Honiton and notably served as a Lord of the Admiralty from 1812 to 1812. In 1822 Warrender was admitted to the Privy Council. On his death the title passed to his younger brother, the fifth Baronet. His grandson, the seventh Baronet, was a Vice Admiral in the Royal Navy. He was succeeded by his son, the eighth Baronet, who was raised to the peerage as Baron Bruntisfield, of Boroughmuir in the City of Edinburgh, in 1942. As of 2010 the titles are held by the latter's grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded in 2007. He is a retired officer in the British Army and investment banker.

Baron Sandford

Baron Sandford is a title that has been created twice, both times in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The first creation came in 1891 when Sir Francis Sandford, a civil servant who played an important role in the implementation of the Elementary Education Act 1870, was made Baron Sandford, of Sandford in the County of Salop. He was the son of Sir Daniel Sandford, politician and Greek scholar, the grandson of the Right Reverend Daniel Sandford, Bishop of Edinburgh, the brother of Daniel Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania, and the first cousin of the Right Reverend Charles Sandford, Bishop of Gibraltar. He was childless and the title became extinct on his death in 1893.

The second creation came in 1945 when the Conservative politician Sir James Edmondson was created Baron Sandford, of Banbury in the County of Oxford. Lord Sandford was son of James Edmondson who amassed a fortune building new communities in the London commuter belt. The family had originally been farmers in Cumbria. Lord Sandford had previously represented Banbury in the House of Commons and served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1939 to 1942 and as Treasurer of the Household from 1942 to 1945. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baron. He at first served in the Royal Navy but later became a priest. Lord Sandford also served in minor positions in the Conservative government of Edward Heath. As of 2012 the title is held by the latter's son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 2009.

Baron Wolverton

Baron Wolverton, of Wolverton in the County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1869 for the banker George Glyn. He was the fourth son of Sir Richard Carr Glyn, 1st Baronet, of Gaunt's House, Lord Mayor of London in 1798, himself the fourth son of Sir Richard Glyn, 1st Baronet, of Ewell, Lord Mayor of London in 1758. Lord Wolverton was succeeded by the eldest of his nine sons, the second Baron. He was a Liberal politician and served under William Ewart Gladstone as Paymaster-General and as Postmaster General. He was childless and was succeeded by his nephew, the third Baron. He was the eldest son of Vice-Admiral the Hon. Henry Carr Glyn, younger son of the first Baron. He died childless the following year aged only twenty-six, and was succeeded by his younger brother, the fourth Baron. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1902 to 1905 in the Conservative administration of Arthur Balfour. On the death in 1988 of his second but eldest surviving son, the fifth Baron, this line of the family failed. The title was inherited by the late Baron's second cousin, the sixth Baron. He was the grandson of the Hon. Pascoe Glyn, younger son of the first Baron. As of 2011 the title is held by his grandson, the eighth Baron, who succeeded in 2011. As a descendant of both the first Glyn Baronet of Gaunt's House and of the first Glyn Baronet of Ewell, he is also in remainder to these titles.

Several other members of the Glyn family have also gained distinction. The Hon. Pascoe Glyn, younger son of the first Baron, sat as Member of Parliament for Dorset East. The Hon. Sidney Glyn, younger son of the first Baron, was Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury. The Right Reverend the Hon. Edward Glyn, younger son of the first Baron, was Bishop of Peterborough and the father of Ralph Glyn, 1st Baron Glyn. The Hon. Henry Carr Glyn, younger son of the first Baron, was a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy.

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Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop

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Ernest Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury

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Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton

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Geoffrey Howard (British politician)

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George Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall

George Hamilton Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall (10 February 1797 – 20 October 1883), styled Viscount Chichester until 1799 and Earl of Belfast between 1799 and 1844, was an Anglo-Irish landowner, courtier and politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1830 to 1834, as well as from 1838 to 1841, and as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1848 and 1852. Ennobled in his own right in 1841, he was also Lord Lieutenant of Antrim from 1841 to 1883 and was made a Knight of St Patrick in 1857.

Jack Hayes (politician)

John Henry Hayes (14 October 1887 – 25 April 1941) was a British police officer, trade unionist and politician. After serving in the Metropolitan Police, he became general secretary of the National Union of Police and Prison Officers. In 1923, he became the first Labour Member of Parliament in Liverpool when he was elected to represent Edge Hill. From 1929 to 1931, he served in government as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household.

Jack McCann

John McCann (4 December 1910 – 16 July 1972) was a British politician, who served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Rochdale.

McCann was educated at elementary school and then at classes of the National Council of Labour Colleges and Workers' Educational Association. He became an engineer and diesel engine fitter and served with the Home Guard during World War II. He was elected a councillor on Eccles Borough Council in 1945 and was leader of the Labour Group. He was an Alderman in Eccles from 1952 and Mayor 1955–56. He served as chairman of the West Manchester Hospital Management Committee.

McCann first contested the Rochdale seat for Parliament in 1955 without success. He was first elected in a 1958 by-election following the death of the sitting Conservative MP Wentworth Schofield.

He became an opposition whip in 1961 and in 1964 was appointed to the Government's Whips' Office as Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, then in 1966 as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, returning to be a Lord of the Treasury 1967–69.

He retained his seat until his death in 1972.

In the consequent by-election in 1972, he was succeeded as MP by the Liberal candidate Cyril Smith, who had previously been a Labour mayor of the town.

John Heppell

John Heppell (born 3 November 1948) is a former British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottingham East from 1992 until he stepped down at the 2010 general election. He was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 2005 to 2007.

Kris Hopkins

Kristan Frederick Hopkins (born 8 June 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician, who was formerly the Member of Parliament for Keighley in West Yorkshire. Elected in 2010, he served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, a government whip. He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Department for Communities and Local Government and the former housing minister. He lost his seat in the 2017 general election.

Lambert Ward

Sir Albert Lambert Ward, 1st Baronet, CVO, DSO, TD (7 November 1875 – 21 October 1956) was a volunteer soldier in the Territorial Army and a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Ward was an officer of the Honourable Artillery Company, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1902. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1904. He was still a lieutenant at the formation of the Territorial Army in 1908, and was promoted to captain in 1913. He fought in World War I, soon being promoted to temporary Major and ultimately rising to the (substantive) rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1916 he commanded the Howe Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. After the war he continued as an officer, initially reverting to the rank of major. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration TD in 1919. He was re-promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1924 (re-gaining his former seniority), commanding the unit for a period up to 1928. He was given a brevet (military) promotion to Colonel in 1927. In 1931 he was made Honorary Colonel of the 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Train in the Royal Army Service Corps.He was elected at the 1918 general election Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull North West, and held the seat until his defeat in the Labour Party landslide at the 1945 election. He served under Ramsay MacDonald as a Lord of the Treasury from 1931 to 1935 and as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1935, under Stanley Baldwin as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1935 and as Comptroller of the Household from 1935 to 1937 and under Neville Chamberlain as Treasurer of the Household in 1937.Ward was made a Baronet, of Blyth in the County of Northumberland, in the 1929 King's Birthday Honours. He was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1937. In 1946 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of London.

Lord Charles Bruce

Captain Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce PC (18 June 1834 – 16 April 1897), styled Lord Charles Bruce, was a British soldier and Liberal Party politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under William Ewart Gladstone between 1880 and 1885.

Lord Charles FitzRoy (politician)

Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Charles FitzRoy (28 February 1791 – 17 June 1865), was a British soldier and Whig politician. He fought at the Battle of Waterloo at an early age and later held political office as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household between 1835 and 1838.

Lord Claud Hamilton (1813–1884)

Lord Claud Hamilton PC (27 July 1813 – 3 June 1884) was a British Conservative politician. He notably served as Treasurer of the Household in 1852 and between 1858 and 1859 and as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household between 1866 and 1868.

William Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth (6 May 1851 – 11 March 1936), styled Viscount Lewisham between 1853 and 1891, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household between 1885 and 1886 and again between 1886 and 1891.

Household Officials

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