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What is the baby of the House?

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 Library briefing Father of the House which lists Fathers of the House since 1901.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.


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