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 188 46   234
Crossbench 151 31   182
Labour 175 4   179
Liberal Democrat 91 3   94
Lord Speaker 1 0   1
Non-affiliated 37 7   44
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 658 91 26 775

* 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 172 62 234
Crossbench 139 43 182
Labour 123 56 179
Liberal Democrat 61 33 94
Lord Speaker 1 0 1
Non-affiliated 38 6 44
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 568 207 775

Note

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