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 24 24
Conservative 202 49   251
Crossbench 148 32   180
Labour 195 4   199
Liberal Democrat 96 4   100
Non-affiliated 28 1   29
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 683 91 24 798

* 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 22 2 24
Conservative 189 62 251
Crossbench 139 41 180
Labour 135 64 199
Liberal Democrat 66 34 100
Non-affiliated 25 4 29
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 589 209 798

Note

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