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 49   244
Crossbench 150 31   181
Labour 183 4   187
Liberal Democrat 94 4   98
Lord Speaker 1 0   1
Non-affiliated 27 1   28
Other 14 1   15
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0   3
Green Party 1 0   1
Independent Labour 3 0   3
Independent Social Democrat 1 0   1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0   1
Plaid Cymru 1 0   1
UK Independence Party 2 1   3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0   2
Total 664 90 26 780

* 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 23 3 26
Conservative 185 59 244
Crossbench 139 42 181
Labour 129 58 187
Liberal Democrat 64 34 98
Lord Speaker 1 0 1
Non-affiliated 24 4 28
Other 13 2 15
Democratic Unionist Party 3 0 3
Green Party 0 1 1
Independent Labour 2 1 3
Independent Social Democrat 1 0 1
Independent Ulster Unionist 1 0 1
Plaid Cymru 1 0 1
UK Independence Party 3 0 3
Ulster Unionist Party 2 0 2
Total 578 202 780

Note

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