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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.

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

Leader of the House of Lords

The most senior member of the government in the Lords

Lords enquiry service

Contact the House of Lords enquiry service with general questions about the Lords:

  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or020 7219 3107
  • Email: hlinfo@parliament.uk
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107