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 194 49   243
Crossbench 141 32   173
Labour 205 4   209
Liberal Democrat 102 4   106
Non-affiliated 25 0   25
Other 15 1   16
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0   3
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 682 90 26 798

* 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 187 56 243
Crossbench 134 39 173
Labour 143 66 209
Liberal Democrat 71 35 106
Non-affiliated 20 5 25
Other 14 2 16
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0 3
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 593 205 798

Note

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