Lords by party, type of peerage and gender

These tables show eligible members of the House of Lords who can scrutinise bills, investigate government activity through committee work, and question government through oral questions and debates.

These tables exclude ineligible members.

Lords by party/group and type of peerage

Party/group Life peers* Excepted
hereditary peers**
Bishops Total
Bishops 0 0 26 26
Conservative 195 48   243
Crossbench 151 32   183
Labour 178 4   182
Liberal Democrat 92 4   96
Lord Speaker 1 0   1
Non-affiliated 29 3   32
Other 15 0   15
Conservative Independent 1 0   1
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0   4
Green Party 1 0   1
Independent Labour 2 0   2
Independent Social Democrat 1 0   1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0   1
Labour Independent 1 0   1
Plaid Cymru 1 0   1
UK Independence Party 1 0   1
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 661 91 26 778

* Made up of life peers under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 and the Life Peerages Act 1958

** Made up of hereditary peers elected by parties and groups, or by the whole House

Lords by party/group and gender

Party/group Men Women Total
Bishops 21 5 26
Conservative 181 62 243
Crossbench 140 43 183
Labour 125 57 182
Liberal Democrat 62 34 96
Lord Speaker 1 0 1
Non-affiliated 28 4 32
Other 13 2 15
Conservative Independent 1 0 1
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0 4
Green Party 0 1 1
Independent Labour 2 0 2
Independent Social Democrat 1 0 1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0 1
Labour Independent 0 1 1
Plaid Cymru 1 0 1
UK Independence Party 1 0 1
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 571 207 778

Note

The information on this page is updated daily when the House of Lords is in session, and at least weekly during recess.