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 183 49   232
Crossbench 148 30   178
Labour 214 4   218
Liberal Democrat 101 3   104
Non-affiliated 20 0   20
Other parties 13 1   14
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
Plaid Cymru 2 0   2
UK Independence Party 2 1   3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 679 87 26 792

* 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 184 48 232
Crossbench 140 38 178
Labour 152 66 218
Liberal Democrat 70 34 104
Non-affiliated 16 4 20
Other parties 12 2 14
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
Plaid Cymru 2 0 2
UK Independence Party 3 0 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 600 192 792

Note

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