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
Conservative330
Labour232
Scottish National Party56
Democratic Unionist Party8
Liberal Democrat8
Sinn Fein4
Plaid Cymru3
Social Democratic & Labour Party3
Ulster Unionist Party2
Green Party1
Independent1
Speaker1
UK Independence Party1
Total number of seats 650
Working Government Majority0

The working Government majority will be calculated following the election of the Speaker, Deputy Speakers and the swearing in of MPs.

Composition of the House of Commons at the end of the 2010-15 Parliament

The list below details the composition of the House of Commons at the end of the 2010-2015 Parliament, based on the number of MPs in each party. If an MP was not a member of a political party they are counted as an 'Independent'.

Party

Seats

Conservative 302
Labour 256
Liberal Democrat 56
Democratic Unionist 8
Scottish National 6
Independent 5
Sinn Fein 5
Plaid Cymru 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party 3
UK Independence Party 2
Alliance 1
Green 1
Respect 1
Speaker 1
Total number of seats 650
Working Government Majority  73

Speaker: John Bercow. Deputy Speakers: Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Dawn Primarolo and Mrs Eleanor Laing.

Government majority calculated as Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs less all other parties. This calculation excludes the Speaker, Deputy Speakers* (2 Labour, 1 Conservative) and Sinn Fein.

Seats won at the 2010 General Election

PartySeats
Conservative306
Labour258
Liberal Democrat57
Democratic Unionist Party8
Scottish National Party6
Sinn Fein5
Plaid Cymru3
Social Democratic & Labour Party3
Alliance1
Green Party1
Independent1
Speaker1
Total number of seats 650

Websites of the political parties

Below are links to the websites of the political parties that are represented in the House of Commons:

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