Lords membership - by peerage

This page shows eligible Members of the House of Lords, broken down by peerage, who can scrutinise bills, investigate government activity through committee work, and questions government through oral and written questions, as well as debates.

Party/group Life peers* Excepted
hereditary
peers**
Bishops Total
Conservative
199 46 - 245
Crossbench
153 29 - 182
Labour
173 4 - 177
Liberal Democrat
87 3 - 90
Non-affiliated
41 6 - 47
Bishops
0 0 26 26
Democratic Unionist Party
4 0 - 4
Green Party
2 0 - 2
Independent Labour
2 0 - 2
Ulster Unionist Party
2 0 - 2
Conservative Independent
1 0 - 1
Independent Social Democrat
1 0 - 1
Independent Ulster Unionist
1 0 - 1
Labour Independent
1 0 - 1
Lord Speaker
1 0 - 1
Plaid Cymru
1 0 - 1
Totals 669 88 26 783

* 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