Current State of the Parties

Nearly all MPs are members of political parties. The list below details the current composition of the House of Commons, based on the number of MPs in each party. If an MP is not a member of a political party, they are known as an 'Independent'.

PartySeats
Conservative316
Labour259
Scottish National Party35
Liberal Democrat12
Democratic Unionist Party10
Sinn Féin7
Independent5
Plaid Cymru4
Green Party1
Speaker1
Total number of seats 650
Working Government Majority *0

* The Conservative Party has formed a minority government and has signed a “confidence and supply” agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party.

Composition of the House of Commons at the end of the 2015-17 Parliament

PartySeats
Conservative330
Labour229
Scottish National Party54
Liberal Democrat9
Democratic Unionist Party8
Independent4
Sinn Féin4
Plaid Cymru3
Social Democratic & Labour Party3
Ulster Unionist Party2
Green Party1
Speaker1
UK Independence Party1
Total number of seats 649

Websites of the political parties

Below are links to the websites of the political parties which have been elected to the House of Commons:

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