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 200 47   247
Crossbench 152 31   183
Labour 183 4   187
Liberal Democrat 93 4   97
Lord Speaker 1 0   1
Non-affiliated 26 3   29
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 670 89 26 785

* 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 22 4 26
Conservative 185 62 247
Crossbench 140 43 183
Labour 129 58 187
Liberal Democrat 63 34 97
Lord Speaker 1 0 1
Non-affiliated 25 4 29
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 578 207 785

Note

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