Members of the Lords examine matters of public interest, so you may find you want to get in touch with an individual Lord. You may have many reasons for contacting a member, such as asking them about a bill they are working on.
Contact a member
Members mostly attend the House when a piece of work requires their special knowledge, so the best way to contact them is in writing. Make sure that your correspondence is addressed to a specific member and posted to the House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW. The letter will be passed to the member in the House or forwarded on.
Mailshots are only accepted if individually named, stamped and addressed to The SW1 Delivery Office, 53 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BB.
You can get in touch with members of the Lords who have individual phone numbers through the main Parliament operator on 020 7219 3000, or via the message service on 020 7219 5353. Faxes can be sent to 020 7219 5979 (bulk faxes to members are not accepted).
See Lords in action
The public are welcome to watch members at work (for free) from the chamber gallery during debates when the House is sitting. Find out more about visiting the House of Lords. You can also watch Lords’ debates in the chamber live on Parliament TV.
House of Lords: general enquiries
If you want broader, factual information about the House of Lords you can contact the House of Lords Enquiry Service by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 7219 3107. The office is open 10am to 6pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am to 4pm on Fridays and 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm during recess (when the house is not sitting).
Follow the House of Lords on Twitter
The House of Lords has its own Twitter channel – @UKHouseofLords. Staff tweet throughout the day, keeping the general public up to date with question time, news from the chamber and the latest committee work.
Lords of the Blog
Lords of the Blog is a cross-party blog managed by the Hansard Society and supported by the House of Lords. It provides an independent forum for members to discuss all aspects of the House and its work firsthand with a broad online audience.
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