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.
Note: There is no such thing as the Peerage of Northern Ireland and peers do not represent geographic areas as such. Some do, however, choose titles which reflect geographical localities, e.g. Lord Kilclooney, this is, however, entirely nominal.
Listed in order of surname, not title
- William Blease, Baron Blease, trade unionist and one-time member of the Northern Ireland Labour Party
- Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, Bt, KG, CBE, MC, PC, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
- John Warden Brooke, 2nd Viscount Brookeborough, PC, Ulster Unionist Stormont MP
- James Dawson Chichester-Clark, Baron Moyola, PC, DL, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
- Victor Alexander Cooke, Baron Cooke of Islandreagh, member of the Senate of Northern Ireland
- James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon Bt, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
- Daniel Dixon, 2nd Baron Glentoran, Ulster Unionist Stormont MP
- Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, Ulster Unionist Stormont MP
- Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, Ulster Unionist Westminster MP
- Arthur Brian Deane Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Downpatrick, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
- Gerry Fitt, Baron Fitt, founder leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
- Edward Enda Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond OBE, businessman and member of the Conservative Party
- Georgiana Maxwell, 27th Baroness de Ros - suo jure peeress
- James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn - member of the Senate of Northern Ireland
- Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry - Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
- John MacDermott, Baron MacDermott - Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
- Brian McConnell, Baron McConnell, Ulster Unionist Stormont MP
- James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
- Charles Mulholland, 4th Baron Dunleath - Alliance Party Stormont MP
- Hugh O'Neill, 1st Baron Rathcavan, Ulster Unionist Westminster and Stormont MP
- Phelim O'Neill, 2nd Baron Rathcavan, Ulster Unionist, later Alliance Party Stormont MP,
- Terence Marne O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.
- Ian Paisley, Baron Bannside, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party
- Leonard Steinberg, Baron Steinberg, businessman and member of the Conservative Party
- 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.
- In the Earl of Antrim's Petition  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.
- 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.