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
216 47 - 263
Crossbench
155 33 - 188
Labour
169 4 - 173
Liberal Democrat
83 3 - 86
Non-affiliated
41 2 - 43
Bishops
0 0 24 24
Democratic Unionist Party
5 0 - 5
Green Party
2 0 - 2
Ulster Unionist Party
2 0 - 2
Conservative Independent
1 0 - 1
Independent Social Democrat
1 0 - 1
Labour Independent
1 0 - 1
Lord Speaker
1 0 - 1
Plaid Cymru
1 0 - 1
Totals 678 89 24 791

* 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