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 207 49   256
Crossbench 148 32   180
Labour 200 4   204
Liberal Democrat 99 4   103
Non-affiliated 25 1   26
Other 13 1   14
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0   3
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 692 91 26 809

* 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 24 2 26
Conservative 192 64 256
Crossbench 140 40 180
Labour 138 66 204
Liberal Democrat 69 34 103
Non-affiliated 24 2 26
Other 13 1 14
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0 3
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 600 209 809

Note

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