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 201 47   248
Crossbench 154 32   186
Labour 184 4   188
Liberal Democrat 94 4   98
Lord Speaker 1 0   1
Non-affiliated 27 2   29
Other 15 1   16
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0   4
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 676 90 26 792

* 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 186 62 248
Crossbench 142 44 186
Labour 129 59 188
Liberal Democrat 64 34 98
Lord Speaker 1 0 1
Non-affiliated 25 4 29
Other 14 2 16
Democratic Unionist Party 4 0 4
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 584 208 792

Note

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