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 179 48   227
Crossbench 148 30   178
Labour 208 4   212
Liberal Democrat 98 4   102
Non-affiliated 24 0   24
Other 15 1   16
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0   4
Green Party 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 672 87 26 785

* 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 179 48 227
Crossbench 141 37 178
Labour 146 66 212
Liberal Democrat 67 35 102
Non-affiliated 20 4 24
Other 13 3 16
Democratic Unionist Party 3 1 4
Green Party 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 592 193 785

Note

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