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 178 48   226
Crossbench 149 30   179
Labour 208 4   212
Liberal Democrat 97 4   101
Non-affiliated 20 0   20
Other 16 1   17
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0   4
Green Party 1 0   1
Independent Labour 2 0   2
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 668 87 26 781

* 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 48 226
Crossbench 142 37 179
Labour 147 65 212
Liberal Democrat 66 35 101
Non-affiliated 16 4 20
Other 14 3 17
Democratic Unionist Party 3 1 4
Green Party 0 1 1
Independent Labour 2 0 2
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 589 192 781

Note

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