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Luke Richard White
Born (1954-06-29)June 29, 1954
Nationality British
Known for Politician

Luke Richard White, 6th Baron Annaly (born 29 June 1954) is a former British Army officer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Lords.


His father is Luke Robert White, 5th Baron Annaly and his mother Lady Marye Isabel Pepys. They divorced in 1956 - when Luke was two years old. She died in 1958 when Luke was just under four years of age.

He was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant in 1974 in the service of the Royal Hussars. He also attended the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester where he gained a Diploma in Rural Estate Management.

Annaly is married to Caroline Nina Garnett (born 6 July 1960), daughter of Colonel Robert Hugh Garnett and Elizabeth Ann Arthur, in 1983. They have four children, one of whom is a son, Luke White (20 September 1990). He succeeded as 6th Baron Annaly on 30 September 1990. He is a local steward for the British Horseracing Authority at Wolverhampton, Warwick and Towcester racecourses.


He served briefly as a government whip in 1994 in the Conservative government of John Major and held responsibilities in the Home Office and Ministry of Defence. Annaly was a Lord-in-Waiting in 1994. However, Lord Annaly lost his seat in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 removed the automatic right of hereditary peers to sit in the upper chamber of Parliament.

At the pro-hunting demonstrations, outside Parliament, in September 2004, Luke Annaly spoke in favour of the continuation of the hunt on the BBC on the basis that it was not an issue of animal suffering but that hunting was 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."[1]

In May 2007, he stood as Conservative candidate for the Astons and Heyford Ward of the Cherwell District Council under the name of Luke Annaly. Annaly serves on the Parochial Church Council as Church warden and as representative on the Deanery Synod.

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Luke Henry White
Baron Annaly
Succeeded by


  • 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 and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 78.

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