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 170 49   219
Crossbench 150 30   180
Labour 212 4   216
Liberal Democrat 95 3   98
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 661 87 26 774

* 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 41 219
Crossbench 142 38 180
Labour 151 65 216
Liberal Democrat 66 32 98
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 592 182 774

Note

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