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
196 46 - 242
Crossbench
149 29 - 178
Labour
171 3 - 174
Liberal Democrat
86 3 - 89
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 659 87 26 772

* 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