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
Conservative303
Labour257
Liberal Democrat56
Democratic Unionist8
Scottish National6
Sinn Fein5
Independent3
Plaid Cymru3
Social Democratic & Labour Party3
UK Independence Party2
Alliance1
Green1
Respect1
Speaker1
Total number of seats 650
Current working Government Majority75

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 Unionist8
Scottish National6
Sinn Fein5
Plaid Cymru3
Social Democratic & Labour Party3
Alliance1
Green1
Independent1
Speaker1
Total number of seats 650

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