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 49   227
Crossbench 152 30   182
Labour 212 4   216
Liberal Democrat 101 4   105
Non-affiliated 19 0   19
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 676 88 26 790

* 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 180 47 227
Crossbench 144 38 182
Labour 149 67 216
Liberal Democrat 71 34 105
Non-affiliated 16 3 19
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 599 191 790

Note

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