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 175 49   224
Crossbench 149 30   179
Labour 211 4   215
Liberal Democrat 99 4   103
Non-affiliated 21 0   21
Other parties 14 1   15
Democratic Unionist 3 0   3
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 669 88 26 783

* 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 177 47 224
Crossbench 141 38 179
Labour 148 67 215
Liberal Democrat 69 34 103
Non-affiliated 18 3 21
Other parties 13 2 15
Democratic Unionist 3 0 3
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 592 191 783

Note

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