Lords by party, type of peerage and gender

These tables show eligible members of the House of Lords who can scrutinise bills, investigate government activity through committee work, and question government through oral questions and debates.

These tables exclude ineligible members.

Lords by party/group and type of peerage

Party/group Life peers* Excepted
hereditary peers**
Bishops Total
Bishops 0 0 25 25
Conservative 205 49   254
Crossbench 145 31   176
Labour 196 4   200
Liberal Democrat 97 4   101
Non-affiliated 30 1   31
Other 14 1   15
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0   4
Green Party 1 0   1
Independent Labour 2 0   2
Independent Social Democrat 1 0   1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0   1
Plaid Cymru 1 0   1
UK Independence Party 2 1   3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 687 90 25 802

* Made up of life peers under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 and the Life Peerages Act 1958

** Made up of hereditary peers elected by parties and groups, or by the whole House

Lords by party/group and gender

Party/group Men Women Total
Bishops 23 2 25
Conservative 191 63 254
Crossbench 135 41 176
Labour 136 64 200
Liberal Democrat 67 34 101
Non-affiliated 27 4 31
Other 13 2 15
Democratic Unionist Party 3 1 4
Green Party 0 1 1
Independent Labour 2 0 2
Independent Social Democrat 1 0 1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0 1
Plaid Cymru 1 0 1
UK Independence Party 3 0 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 592 210 802

Note

The information on this page is updated daily when the House of Lords is in session, and at least weekly during recess.