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.

Parliament: facts and figures

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