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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.
Many members of the House of Lords have a political background, some don’t. They represent a wide range of professions
Members of the House of Lords are appointed by the Queen on the advice of the prime minister
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