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 204 49   253
Crossbench 146 32   178
Labour 198 4   202
Liberal Democrat 98 4   102
Non-affiliated 29 1   30
Other 13 1   14
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0   3
Green Party 1 0   1
Independent Labour 2 0   2
Independent Social Democrat 1 0   1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0   1
Plaid Cymru 1 0   1
UK Independence Party 2 1   3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 688 91 26 805

* 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 24 2 26
Conservative 191 62 253
Crossbench 138 40 178
Labour 137 65 202
Liberal Democrat 68 34 102
Non-affiliated 27 3 30
Other 13 1 14
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0 3
Green Party 0 1 1
Independent Labour 2 0 2
Independent Social Democrat 1 0 1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0 1
Plaid Cymru 1 0 1
UK Independence Party 3 0 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 598 207 805

Note

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