List of Northern Ireland members of the House of Lords

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This is a list of Members of the United Kingdom House of Lords who were born, live or lived in Northern Ireland.

This list does not include hereditary peers who have lost their seat in the Lords following the House of Lords Act 1999, or those in the Peerage of Ireland, who have never had an automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords at Westminster.[1]

Note: There is no such thing as the Peerage of Northern Ireland and peers do not represent geographic areas as such.[2] Some do, however, choose titles which reflect geographical localities, e.g. Lord Kilclooney, this is, however, entirely nominal.

Current members[edit]

Name Party Notes
The Lord Alderdice     Liberal Democrat former leader of the Alliance Party
The Lord Bew     Crossbencher Academic and Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life
The Viscount Brookeborough     Crossbencher Elected hereditary peer, Lord-in-waiting to The Queen, grandson of a Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and son of an Ulster Unionist Stormont MP.
The Lord Browne of Belmont     DUP former MLA and former Lord Mayor of Belfast
The Lord Carswell     Crossbencher former Law Lord and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
The Lord Eames     Crossbencher former Anglican Archbishop of Armagh
The Lord Empey     UUP former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
The Lord Hay of Ballyore     DUP former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
The Lord Hutton     Crossbencher former Law Lord and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
The Lord Kilclooney     UUP former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and former Stormont MP
The Lord Maginnis of Drumglass     Independent Unionist former Ulster Unionist Westminster MP
The Lord Mawhinney     Conservative former Secretary of State for Transport and former Chairman of the Conservative Party
The Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown     DUP former Westminster MP
The Lord Morrow     DUP former MLA
The Baroness O'Loan     Crossbencher former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
The Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve     Crossbencher Academic and President of the British Academy
The Lord Rana     Crossbencher Indian-born Belfast businessman
The Lord Rogan     UUP former chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party
The Lord Smith of Clifton     Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland
The Lord Trimble     Conservative former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

Currently disqualified members[edit]

Living former members[edit]

Deceased members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irish Peers sat in the Irish House of Lords, with the passing of the Act of Union 1800 this House was abolished and twenty-eight Peers in the peerage of Ireland were elected to sit in the United Kingdom House of Lords between 1800 and 1922, when the right was exhausted due to the Government of Ireland Act.
  2. ^ In the Earl of Antrim's Petition [1967] 1 A.C. 691 it was held that Irish Representative Peers did, in fact, represent Ireland as an entity, thus on the passing of the Government of Ireland Act elections from the Irish Peerage could no longer take place, as the Ireland of the Act of Union 1800 ceased to exist.
  3. ^ Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore is disqualified from sitting and voting in the House of Lords while holding judicial office under section 137(3) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.
  4. ^ Baroness Blood resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ Lord Glentoran resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 30 October 2017.
  6. ^ Baroness Paisley of St George's resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 1 June 2017.

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