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 182 49   231
Crossbench 148 27   175
Labour 212 4   216
Liberal Democrat 101 4   105
Non-affiliated 20 0   20
Other parties 13 1   14
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
Plaid Cymru 2 0   2
UK Independence Party 2 1   3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 676 85 25 786

* 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 25 0 25
Conservative 183 48 231
Crossbench 137 38 175
Labour 150 66 216
Liberal Democrat 71 34 105
Non-affiliated 16 4 20
Other parties 12 2 14
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
Plaid Cymru 2 0 2
UK Independence Party 3 0 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 594 192 786

Note

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