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 26 26
Conservative 171 49   220
Crossbench 151 30   181
Labour 214 4   218
Liberal Democrat 95 4   99
Non-affiliated 20 0   20
Other parties 14 1   15
Democratic Unionist 2 0   2
Green 1 0   1
Independent Labour 1 0   1
Independent Liberal Democrat 1 0   1
Independent Social Democrat 1 0   1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0   1
Liberal Democrat Independent 1 0   1
Plaid Cymru 2 0   2
UK Independence Party 2 1   3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 665 88 26 779

* 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 26 0 26
Conservative 178 42 220
Crossbench 143 38 181
Labour 153 65 218
Liberal Democrat 68 31 99
Non-affiliated 16 4 20
Other parties 13 2 15
Democratic Unionist 2 0 2
Green 0 1 1
Independent Labour 1 0 1
Independent Liberal Democrat 0 1 1
Independent Social Democrat 1 0 1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0 1
Liberal Democrat Independent 1 0 1
Plaid Cymru 2 0 2
UK Independence Party 3 0 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 597 182 779

Note

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