Contacting a Lord

Members of the Lords examine matters of public interest, so you may find you want to get in touch with an individual member. There are many reasons for contacting a member, such as asking them about a bill they are working on.

By mail

Members mostly attend the House when a debate or piece of legislation requires their special knowledge, so the best way to contact them is in writing. Make sure 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.

Bulk mailshots for the House of Lords are not accepted by hand. All bulk mailshots should be individually named, stamped and addressed to: House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW.

By phone

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).

By email

You can email an individual member at contactholmember@parliament.uk or using their individual email address listed in the Members of the House of Lords section. Please note that if more than six copies of the same email are received, all will be deleted.

Please note that members of the Lords do not represent geographic areas (constituencies), you can search members by area of policy interest using the search options menu in the Members of the House of Lords section.  

See Lords in action

The public is welcome to watch members at work from the chamber gallery when the House is sitting. Entry is free. 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: hlinfo@parliament.uk, 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).

The Lords on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube 

The House of Lords has its own Twitter channel – @UKHouseofLords. Staff tweet throughout the day, keeping the public up to date with question time, news from the chamber and the latest committee work.

Image and video content - promoting the core work of the House, including committee work and outreach events - is also available on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Lords Digital Chamber

Learn more about the work of the Lords with the Lords Digital Chamber - a website featuring social media feeds from peers and political groups.

Image: House of Lords 2013/Roger Harris

Related information

Addressing a Lord

Want to write a letter to a Lord but not sure what to call them? Consult our handy guide.

Why contact a Lord?
  • Request tickets to tour Parliament
  • The Lord is for/against a Bill you are interested in
  • Your local MP is a government minister, and unable to raise an issue in the Commons or unwilling to go against party policy
  • Many Lords are independent of a political party
  • To invite them to events
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