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Who's in the House of Lords

Members of the House of Lords bring experience and knowledge from a wide range of occupations. Many members continue to be active in their fields and have successful careers in business, culture, science, sports, academia, law, education, health and public service. They bring this knowledge to their role of examining matters of public interest that affect all UK citizens.

65 years of life peerages
A debate in the House of Lords with members filling the benches

In July 65 years ago, the first life peers were announced following the passage of the Life Peerages Act 1958, paving the way for House of Lords members from a range of backgrounds, including the first women.

Find out more about members from the last 65 years in this new digital publication featuring items and artwowrks from Parliament's Archives and Heritage Collections.

Lord Speaker's Corner
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Hear from members of the House of Lords in this new series as the Lord Speaker finds out what influences their work in and beyond the Lords.

Guests include Lord Alderdice, Baroness Butler-Sloss, Lord Dubs, Lord Heseltine, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, Baroness Kidron, Baroness Morgan of Cotes and Lord Norton of Louth.

Members and their roles

Currently, there are about 800 members who are eligible to take part in the work of the House of Lords. The majority are life peers.

Meet our members

Search for members of the Lords and find their biographical information and contact details in our list of members

Contact a member of the House of Lords

Get in touch with a member of the House of Lords

House of Lords members' conduct

The Lords has agreed a Code of Conduct, setting out the standards of conduct required of members of the House

House of Lords expenses

Find out more about allowances and expenses claimed by House of Lords members, and the current financial support system

Addressing members of the Lords

Find out about the different ways to address members

Lords Enquiry Service and FAQs

House of Lords FAQs

The Lords Enquiry Service provides information on the role, work and membership of the House of Lords.

  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107
  • Email:
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107

The telephone enquiry service is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am - 4pm on Fridays. During recess, the hours are 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.