List of members of the House of Lords

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This is a list of members of the House of Lords, the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Current sitting members[edit]

Current composition of the House of Lords
Group Sitting members
Conservative Party
248
Crossbench
183
Labour Party
166
Liberal Democrats
83
Democratic Unionist Party
5
Green Party
2
Ulster Unionist Party
2
Plaid Cymru
1
Non-affiliated
38
Independents
2
Lord Speaker
1
Lords Spiritual
24
Total number of sitting members: 755

Lords Spiritual[edit]

26 bishops of the Church of England sit in the House of Lords: the Archbishops of Canterbury and of York, the Bishops of London, of Durham and of Winchester, and the next 21 most senior diocesan bishops (with the exception of the Bishop in Europe and the Bishop of Sodor and Man). Under the Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015, female bishops take precedence over men until May 2025 to become new Lords Spiritual for the 21 seats allocated by seniority.

Bishopric Name Summoned
to Lords
Diocesan
bishop since
Notes
Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby 28 November 2011 2011 Previously Lord Bishop of Durham (2011−2013)
Lord Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell 10 February 2014 2010 Previously Lord Bishop of Chelmsford (2014−2020)
Lord Bishop of London Sarah Mullally 10 April 2018 2018
Lord Bishop of Durham Paul Butler 18 December 2013 2010
Lord Bishop of Winchester vacant
Lord Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart 27 July 2010 2006
Lord Bishop of Bristol Vivienne Faull 2 October 2018 2018 Joined Lords per Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015
Lord Bishop of Carlisle James Newcome 3 October 2013 2009
Lord Bishop of Chelmsford Guli Francis-Dehqani 25 June 2021 2021 Joined Lords per Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015
Lord Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner 3 January 2018 2012
Lord Bishop of Coventry Christopher Cocksworth  19 November 2013 2008
Lord Bishop of Derby Libby Lane 28 March 2019 2019 Joined Lords per Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015
Lord Bishop of Ely Stephen Conway 4 June 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of Exeter Robert Atwell 10 September 2021 2014
Lord Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Treweek 7 September 2015 2015 Joined Lords per Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015
Lord Bishop of Guildford Andrew Watson 16 December 2021 2014
Lord Bishop of Leeds Nick Baines 3 December 2014 2011
Lord Bishop of Manchester David Walker 28 July 2020 2013
Lord Bishop of Oxford Steven Croft 15 October 2013 2009 Previously Lord Bishop of Sheffield (2013−2016)
Lord Bishop of Peterborough Donald Allister 7 January 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of Southwark Christopher Chessun 11 November 2014 2011
Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham Paul Williams 19 April 2022 2015
Lord Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith 3 October 2013 2009
Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich  Martin Seeley 17 January 2022 2015
Lord Bishop of Worcester John Inge 9 May 2012 2008

Lords Temporal[edit]

Lords Temporal include life peers, excepted hereditary peers elected under the House of Lords Act 1999 and remaining law life peers.

Key
double-dagger Indicates peer who returned to the House
Peer Date joined Party Type Notes
Lord Aberdare 20 July 2009 Crossbench Hereditary peer  Businessman, Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed.
Baroness Adams of Craigielea 28 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP for Paisley North from 1990 to 2005
Lord Addington 17 June 1986 Liberal Democrat Hereditary peer President of British Dyslexia Association
Lord Adebowale 30 June 2001 Crossbench Life peer Member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Lord Adonis 16 May 2005 Labour Life peer Former Secretary of State for Transport
Lord Agnew of Oulton 19 October 2017 Conservative Life peer Former education executive
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 13 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Former vice-chairman of the Conservative Party
Lord Alderdice 8 October 1996 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and former leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Lord Allan of Hallam 22 July 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP and chair of the Information Select Committee in the House of Commons
Lord Allen of Kensington 2 October 2013 Labour Life peer Chairman of executive board of the Labour Party
Lord Alli 18 July 1998 Labour Life peer Media entrepreneur, first openly gay peer in parliament
Lord Alliance 1 July 2004 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chairman of N Brown Group
Baroness Altmann 19 May 2015 Conservative Life peer Pensions expert and campaigner
Lord Alton of Liverpool 12 June 1997 Crossbench Life peer Former MP for Liverpool Mossley Hill from 1983 to 1997
Lord Altrincham 23 June 2021 Conservative Hereditary peer Banker
Baroness Amos 24 September 1997 Labour Life peer Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, former Secretary of State for International Development, former British High Commissioner to Australia, and former Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Anderson of Ipswich 10 July 2018 Crossbench Life peer Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Lord Anderson of Swansea 28 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP for Swansea East from 1974 to 2005
Baroness Andrews 9 May 2000 Labour Life peer Former parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Children, Schools and Families; chair of English Heritage
Baroness Anelay of St Johns 14 October 1996 Conservative Life peer Former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and former Government Chief Whip in the Lords
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom 1 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Wanstead & Woodford (1987-1997) and for North East Hampshire (1997-2015)
Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare 27 July 1992 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP; Conservative whip withdrawn following conviction for perjury in 2000
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top 18 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP for North West Durham from 1987 to 2010
Earl of Arran 25 April 1983 Conservative Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Sudley in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Ashton of Hyde 25 July 2011 Conservative Hereditary peer Insurance broker
Viscount Astor 4 July 1973 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman and Chairman of Silvergate Media.
Earl Attlee 2 March 1992 Conservative Hereditary peer Former Government whip
Lord Austin of Dudley 2 September 2020 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP for Dudley North from 2005 to 2019
Lord Bach 27 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former parliamentary under-secretary of state in several departments and former Minister of State for Defence Procurement
Lord Baker of Dorking 16 June 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Education and Science and of the Environment
Baroness Bakewell 21 January 2011 Labour Life peer Writer and broadcaster
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville  9 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Councillor on South Somerset District Council
Lord Balfe 19 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former Member of the European Parliament for London from 1979 to 2004
Lord Bamford 3 October 2013 Conservative Life peer Chairman of JCB
Baroness Barker 31 July 1999 Liberal Democrat Life peer Liberal Democrats spokesperson on Health
Baroness Barran 21 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Former hedgefund manager
Lord Barwell 7 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Former Downing Street Chief of Staff and former MP for Croydon Central from 2010 to 2017
Lord Bassam of Brighton 3 November 1997 Labour Life peer Former Labour Chief Whip in the Lords. Former leader of Brighton Council
Lord Beith 19 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1973 to 2015
Lord Bellamy 14 June 2022 Conservative Life peer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Bellingham 5 November 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for North West Norfolk from 1983 to 1997 and from 2001 to 2019
Baroness Benjamin 26 June 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Actress, author and television presenter
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle 7 October 2019 Green Life peer Former Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
Lord Benyon 26 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Newbury from 2005 to 2019
double-daggerLord Berkeley 18 April 2000[a] Labour Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Gueterbock
Lord Berkeley of Knighton 26 March 2013 Crossbench Life peer Composer and music broadcaster
Baroness Berridge 18 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Former executive director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship
Baroness Bertin 2 September 2016 Conservative Life peer Former deputy press officer for David Cameron
Lord Best 4 June 2001 Crossbench Life peer President of the Local Government Association
Lord Bethell 19 July 2018 Conservative Hereditary peer Journalist, former nightclub manager.
Lord Bew 26 March 2007 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Irish Politics at Queen's University Belfast
Lord Bhatia 5 June 2001 Non-affiliated Life peer Businessman
Lord Bichard 24 March 2010 Crossbench Life peer Former permanent secretary for the Department for Education (and later the Department for Education and Employment)
Lord Bilimoria 16 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Founder and chairman of Cobra Beer
Baroness Billingham 2 May 2000 Labour Life peer Former Member of the European Parliament for Northamptonshire and Blaby from 1994 to 1999
Lord Bird 30 October 2015 Crossbench Life peer Social entrepreneur and founder of The Big Issue
Lord Birt 11 February 2000 Crossbench Life peer Former director-general of the BBC
Lord Black of Brentwood 9 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group
Baroness Black of Strome 26 April 2021 Crossbench Life peer Professor and forensic anthropologist
Baroness Blackstone 18 March 1987 Labour Life peer Former Minister for Education and Minister for the Arts
Lord Blackwell 2 October 1997 Conservative Life peer Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit under the government of John Major from 1995 to 1997
Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford 1 February 2019 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Oxford West and Abingdon from 2010 to 2017
Lord Blair of Boughton 20 July 2010 Crossbench Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Baroness Blake of Leeds 1 February 2021 Labour Life peer Former Leader of Leeds City Council
Lord Blencathra 28 February 2011 Conservative Life peer Former MP and opposition chief whip
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist 5 September 2016 Conservative Life peer Former political organiser
Baroness Blower 15 October 2019 Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
Lord Blunkett 28 September 2015 Labour Life peer Former MP for Sheffield Brightside 1987–2015. Cabinet minister 1997-2004 & 2005. Former Home Secretary.
Lord Boateng 27 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and British High Commissioner to South Africa
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury 23 June 2004 Liberal Democrat Life peer Lead Liberal Democrats spokesperson on Culture, Media and Sport in the House of Lords
Baroness Boothroyd 15 January 2001 Crossbench Life peer Former MP and Speaker of the House of Commons
Lord Borwick 26 July 2013 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman, founder of Modec.
Lord Boswell of Aynho 8 July 2010 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP; Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees
Lord Botham 10 September 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former professional cricketer
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone 24 June 2005 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for National Heritage
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth 9 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former leader of the Welsh Conservative Party and member of the National Assembly for Wales from 1999 to 2011
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted 23 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former member of the European Parliament for South East England
Lord Bowness 17 January 1996 Crossbench Life peer Former leader of Croydon London Borough Council
Lord Boyce 16 June 2003 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Baroness Boycott 9 July 2018 Crossbench Life peer Journalist
Lord Bradley 12 June 2006 Labour Life peer Former MP for Manchester Withington from 1987 to 2005
Lord Bradshaw 22 July 1999 Liberal Democrat Life peer Liberal Democrats spokesperson on transport in the House of Lords
Baroness Brady 22 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Vice-chairman of West Ham United FC and senior non-executive director of the Syco and Arcadia brands
Lord Bragg 4 August 1998 Labour Life peer Broadcaster and author
Lord Brennan 2 May 2000 Non-affiliated Life peer Chair of the APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Viscount Bridgeman 20 January 1983 Conservative Hereditary peer Chartered accountat, lieutenant in the Royal Green Jackets, Knight of Malta
Lord Bridges of Headley 28 May 2015 Conservative Life peer Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
Baroness Brinton 4 February 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Executive Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe 23 October 1997 Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Inland Revenue Staff Federation and former joint-general secretary of the Public Services Tax and Commerce Union
Viscount Brookeborough 10 September 1987 Crossbench Hereditary peer Lord Lieutenant of Fermanagh
Lord Brougham and Vaux 24 January 1968 Conservative Hereditary peer Former president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Baroness Brown of Cambridge 30 October 2015 Crossbench Life peer Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood 13 January 2004 Crossbench Law life peer Justice of the Supreme Court (2009–2012), Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2004–2009)
Lord Browne of Belmont 12 June 2006 Democratic Unionist Life peer Former Member of the Legislative Assembly for Belfast East from 2007 to 2011
Lord Browne of Ladyton 22 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP and Secretary of State for Defence
Baroness Browning 9 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Tiverton and Honiton from 1997 to 2010
Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row 9 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Businessman
Lord Bruce of Bennachie 19 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Gordon from 1983 to 2015, president of the Scottish Liberal Democrats
Baroness Bryan of Partick 20 June 2018 Labour Life peer Writer and political campaigner
Baroness Bull 11 July 2018 Crossbench Life peer Former ballet dancer and writer
Lord Burnett 31 May 2006 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Torridge and West Devon from 1997 to 2005
Lord Burns 20 July 1998 Crossbench Life peer Former chief economic advisor and permanent secretary at the treasury
Baroness Burt of Solihull 9 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Solihull from 2005 to 2015
Baroness Buscombe 23 July 1998 Conservative Life peer Chair of the Press Complaints Commission
Lord Butler of Brockwell 12 February 1998 Crossbench Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Baroness Butler-Sloss 13 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Former Lady Justice of Appeal and former president of the Family Division of the High Court
Lord Caine 2 September 2016 Conservative Life peer Former political aide
Earl of Caithness 2 December 1969 Conservative Hereditary peer Chief of Clan Sinclair
Lord Callanan 24 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Former MEP for North East England (1999-2014)
Lord Cameron of Dillington 29 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer President of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, former chair of the Countryside Agency
Lord Campbell of Pittenweem 13 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former leader of the Liberal Democrats 2006–07, former MP for North East Fife 1987–2015
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton 30 March 2007 Crossbench Life peer Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, former chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence and former commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission
Lord Campbell-Savours 4 July 2001 Labour Life peer Former MP for Workington 1979–2001
Viscount Camrose 6 April 2022 Conservative Hereditary peer Business manager and consultant
double-daggerLord Carey of Clifton 1 November 2002[b] Crossbench Life peer Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Lord Carlile of Berriew 27 July 1999 Crossbench Life peer Deputy High Court judge, former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, president of the Howard League for Penal Reform and former MP
Lord Carrington 4 December 2018 Crossbench Hereditary peer Lord Great Chamberlain, businessman, Deputy lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Lord Carrington of Fulham 11 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Fulham from 1987 to 1997
Lord Carter of Barnes 15 October 2008 Non-affiliated Life peer Former chief executive of Ofcom, group chief executive at Brunswick Group LLP and former Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting
Lord Carter of Coles 8 June 2004 Labour Life peer Chairman of the NHS Pathology review panel
Lord Carter of Haslemere 30 October 2019 Crossbench Life peer Lawyer
Baroness Casey of Blackstock 30 October 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former Victims' Commissioner
Lord Cashman 23 September 2014 Labour Life peer Former MEP for West Midlands, former actor
double-daggerEarl Cathcart 9 March 2007[c] Conservative Hereditary peer Chief of the Name and Arms of Clan Cathcart
Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice 6 September 2016 Crossbench Life peer Journalist, academic and former Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit
Lord Chadlington 16 October 1996 Conservative Life peer Former chairman, former chief executive and currently executive director of Huntsworth; former director of Halifax
Baroness Chakrabarti 6 September 2016 Labour Life peer Former director of Liberty
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey 24 April 1992 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Minister of State for Overseas Development
double-daggerViscount Chandos 19 April 2000[d] Labour Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Lyttelton of Aldershot
Baroness Chapman of Darlington 1 February 2021 Labour Life peer Former MP for Darlington from 2010 to 2019
double-daggerLord Chartres 7 November 2017[e] Crossbench Life peer Former Bishop of London
Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen 16 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Co-chairman of the Conservative candidates committee
Lord Choudrey 9 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Businessman and philanthropist
Lord Christopher 30 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former chairman of the Tyre Industry Economic Development Council, former vice-president of the Building Societies Association, former general secretary of the Inland Revenue Staff Federation
double-daggerEarl of Clancarty 28 June 2010[f] Crossbench Hereditary peer Sits as Viscount Clancarty in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Baroness Clark of Calton 21 June 2005 Crossbench Life peer Former MP and judge of the Inner House of the Court of Session in the Supreme Courts of Scotland
Lord Clark of Windermere 2 July 2001 Labour Life peer Former MP and chair of the Forestry Commission
Lord Clarke of Hampstead 29 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former chairman of the Labour Party, former deputy general secretary of the Union of Communication Workers
Lord Clarke of Nottingham 4 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Lord Chancellor, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary
Lord Clement-Jones 17 July 1998 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former head of legal services and legal director of London Weekend Television and Grand Metropolitan respectively and former group secretary of Kingfisher plc, chairman of Environmental Context Ltd
Lord Coaker 3 February 2021 Labour Life peer Former MP for Gedling (1997-2019)
Baroness Cohen of Pimlico 3 May 2000 Labour Life peer Author and former governor of the BBC
Lord Colgrain 27 March 2017 Conservative Hereditary peer Former High Sheriff of Kent, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent
Lord Collins of Highbury 20 January 2011 Labour Life peer Former assistant general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and former general secretary of the Labour Party
Viscount Colville of Culross 25 July 2011 Crossbench Hereditary peer Television producer and director
Lord Cooper of Windrush 17 September 2014 Non-affiliated Life peer Vice-chairman of West Ham United FC and senior non-executive director of the Syco and Arcadia brands
Earl of Cork and Orrery 19 July 2016 Crossbench Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Boyle of Marston, in the Peerage of Great Britain; his senior titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Cormack 18 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Former MP and chairman of the Northern Ireland Select Committee
Baroness Corston 29 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP and Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party
Lord Cotter 30 May 2006 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Weston-super-Mare (1997-2005)
Earl of Courtown 24 July 1979 Conservative Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Saltersford, in the Peerage of Great Britain; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Baroness Coussins 23 March 2007 Crossbench Life peer Former chief executive of the Portman Group
Baroness Couttie 5 September 2016 Conservative Life peer Former Leader of Westminster City Council
Baroness Cox 24 January 1983 Crossbench Life peer Founder and CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
Lord Craig of Radley 30 July 1991 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Viscount Craigavon 26 July 1974 Crossbench Hereditary peer Chartered accountant
Lord Crathorne 25 May 1977 Conservative Hereditary peer Former director of (variously) Blakeney Hotels Ltd, Woodhouse Securities Ltd, Hand Picked Hotels, Cliveden Ltd.
Baroness Crawley 24 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former chair of the Women's National Commission
Lord Crisp 28 April 2006 Crossbench Life peer Former chief executive of the NHS
double-daggerLord Cromwell 10 April 2014[g] Crossbench Hereditary peer Businessman, executive chair of Banking Competition Remedies Ltd.
Lord Cruddas 27 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Banker, businessman and former Conservative Party Co-Treasurer
Baroness Cumberlege 18 May 1990 Conservative Life peer Vice President of the Royal Colleges of Nursing and Midwives
Lord Cunningham of Felling 27 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Lord Currie of Marylebone 1 October 1996 Crossbench Life peer Former chairman of Ofcom
Lord Curry of Kirkharle 13 October 2011 Crossbench Life peer Former chair of NFU Mutual
Baroness D'Souza 1 July 2004 Crossbench Life peer Former Lord Speaker, formerly Convenor of the Crossbench peers
Lord Dannatt 19 January 2011 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the General Staff of the British Army
Lord Darzi of Denham 12 July 2007 Non-affiliated Life peer Professor of Surgery at Imperial College London
Lord Davidson of Glen Clova 22 March 2006 Labour Life peer Former Advocate General for Scotland, author of Judicial Review in Scotland, and the International Commission of Jurists' chef de mission for Egypt in 1998
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links 16 July 2021 Conservative Life peer Former Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party
Lord Davies of Brixton 18 September 2020 Labour Life peer Former trade unionist, actuary and member of the Greater London Council
Lord Davies of Gower 10 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Gower (2015-2017)
Lord Davies of Oldham 3 October 1997 Labour Life peer Former MP, Government Deputy Chief Whip (2003–2010) and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Lord Davies of Stamford 7 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP, Minister of State for Defence Equipment and Support and diplomat
Lord de Mauley 15 March 2005 Conservative Hereditary peer Master of the Horse, Royal Wessex Yeomanry officer
Lord Dear 15 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Former HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and former chief constable of West Midlands police
Lord Deben 21 June 2010 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Secretary of State for the Environment 1993–97; former chairman of environment consultancy company Sancroft International and of Veolia Water
Baroness Deech 5 October 2005 Crossbench Life peer Gresham Professor of Law at Gresham College
Lord Deighton 1 November 2012 Conservative Life peer Chief Executive, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Lord Desai 5 June 1991 Non-affiliated Life peer Professor Emeritus of Economics at the London School of Economics
Earl of Devon 12 July 2018 Crossbench Hereditary peer Barrister
Lord Dholakia 24 October 1997 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chair of Nacro
Lord Dixon-Smith 11 October 1993 Conservative Life peer Former chairman of Essex County Council
Lord Dobbs 18 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Author
Lord Dodds of Duncairn 18 September 2020 Democratic Unionist Life peer Former MP for Belfast North (2001-2019)
Baroness Donaghy 26 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former chair of ACAS
Lord Donoughue 21 May 1985 Labour Life peer Visiting Professor of Government at the London School of Economics
Baroness Doocey 21 December 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chair of the London Assembly and has run DD Enterprises Management Consultancy
Baroness Drake 20 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former president of the Trades Union Congress and commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Lord Drayson 1 June 2004 Labour Life peer Co-founder and former chief executive of PowderJect Pharmaceuticals
Lord Dubs 27 September 1994 Labour Life peer Former MP, director of the Refugee Council, chair of Liberty and chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission
Lord Duncan of Springbank 14 July 2017 Conservative Life peer Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and former MEP for Scotland
Earl of Dundee 28 October 1983 Conservative Hereditary peer Farmer, Chief of Clan Scrymgeour, honorary consul for Croatia in Edinburgh
Lord Dunlop 26 May 2015 Conservative Life peer Former Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
Lord Dykes 21 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Former MP for Harrow East from 1970 to 1997
Lord Eames 25 August 1995 Crossbench Life peer Former Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh
Baroness Eaton 21 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Chairman of the Local Government Association
Lord Eatwell 14 July 1992 Labour Life peer Former professor of financial policy at Judge Business School
double-daggerViscount Eccles 24 March 2005[h] Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman, Chairman of the Bowes Museum Trust, soldier
Baroness Eccles of Moulton 10 May 1990 Conservative Life peer As the wife of Viscount Eccles, she is also entitled to the style "Viscountess Eccles"
Lord Elder 19 July 1999 Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Scottish Labour Party
Lord Elis-Thomas 18 September 1992 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP, presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales and leader of Plaid Cymru
Lord Empey 15 January 2011 Ulster Unionist Life peer Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
Earl of Erroll 30 June 1978 Crossbench Hereditary peer Lord High Constable of Scotland and Chief of Clan Hay, soldier, marketing and computer consultant
Lord Etherton 23 December 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former Master of the Rolls (2016–2021) and Chancellor of the High Court (2013–2016)
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park 12 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal, former director of the New Schools Network and deputy director at Policy Exchange
Lord Evans of Watford 28 July 1998 Labour Life peer Chairman of several publishing companies
Lord Evans of Weardale 3 December 2014 Crossbench Life peer Former director of the Security Service
double-daggerLord Fairfax of Cameron 26 November 2015[i]  Conservative Hereditary peer Barrister
Baroness Fairhead 19 October 2017 Non-affiliated Life peer Former chairman of the BBC Trust
Lord Falconer of Thoroton 14 May 1997 Labour Life peer Former Lord Chancellor
Viscount Falkland 27 April 1984 Crossbench Hereditary peer Vice-President of the Royal Stuart Society, officer in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
Baroness Falkner of Margravine 2 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Chief executive of Student Partnerships Worldwide
Baroness Fall 22 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former Downing Street Deputy Chief of Staff
Lord Farmer 5 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Founding partner of RK Mine Finance group, trustee of the Kingham Hill Trust and Conservative Party co-treasurer
Lord Faulkner of Worcester 14 July 1999 Labour Life peer Communications advisor to the Leader of the Labour Party in the 1987, 1992 and 1997 general elections
Lord Faulks 21 July 2010 Non-affiliated Life peer Recorder, Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation
Baroness Featherstone 20 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green from 2005 to 2015
Lord Fellowes of West Stafford 12 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, chairman of the RNIB appeal for Talking Books and vice-president of the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust
Lord Field of Birkenhead 11 September 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former MP for Birkenhead from 1979 to 2019
Lord Filkin 29 July 1999 Labour Life peer Former parliamentary under-secretary of state in various government departments
Lord Finkelstein 11 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Current Executive Editor of The Times
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff 28 June 2001 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Cardiff University School of Medicine and former president of the Royal Society of Medicine
Baroness Finn 14 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former special adviser at the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Baroness Flather 11 June 1990 Crossbench Life peer First Asian woman to receive a peerage
Baroness Fleet 15 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Chair of Arts Council London and former newspaper editor and political advisor
Lord Flight 13 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Arundel and South Downs from 1997 to 2005
Baroness Fookes 30 September 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP, chair of the RSPCA and deputy speaker of the House of Commons
Baroness Ford 5 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Chair of the London 2012 Olympic Park Legacy Company, former chief executive of Good Practice Limited, managing director (Social Infrastructure and Development) of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, chairman of Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company and president of Epilepsy Action
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean 14 July 1999 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Secretary of State for Scotland
Lord Foster of Bath 7 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Bath from 1992 to 2015
Baroness Foster of Oxton 29 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Former MEP for North West England from 1999 to 2004 and from 2009 to 2019
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 16 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP from 1979 to 2005 and MSP from 2007 to 2011, former chairman of Hearts Football club and president of the Caribbean Council
Lord Fowler 3 July 2001 Crossbench Life peer Former Lord Speaker, former Chairman of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee and former MP
Lord Fox 11 September 2014 Liberal Democrat Life peer PR director at GKN engineering and former Liberal Democrat chief executive
Baroness Fox of Buckley 14 September 2020 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MEP for North West England from 2019 to 2020
Lord Framlingham 14 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons
Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie 26 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland
Lord Freyberg 7 March 1994 Crossbench Hereditary peer Freelance editor and assistant editor for post-production in TV and film.
Baroness Fritchie 31 May 2005 Crossbench Life peer Honorary Professor of Creative Leadership at the University of York and six other Universities
Lord Frost 12 August 2020 Conservative Life peer Designated National Security Adviser and former British ambassador to Denmark
Baroness Fullbrook 7 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for South Ribble from 2010 to 2015
Lord Gadhia 31 August 2016 Non-affiliated Life peer Investment banker and Conservative Party donor
Baroness Gale 4 August 1999 Labour Life peer President of National Association of Old Age Pensioners, Wales and president of Treherbert and District British Legion
Baroness Garden of Frognal 15 October 2007 Liberal Democrat Life peer Vice President of the Institute of Export
Lord Gardiner of Kimble 23 June 2010 Non-affiliated Life peer Senior Deputy Speaker and deputy chief executive of the Countryside Alliance
Baroness Gardner of Parkes 19 June 1981 Conservative Life peer Australian-born dentist
Lord Garnier 22 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Harborough from 1992 to 2017
Lord Geddes 20 March 1975 Conservative Hereditary peer Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Lieutenant-Commanderr in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Lord Geidt 3 November 2017 Crossbench Life peer Former Private Secretary to the Queen
Lord German 24 June 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former Deputy First Minister of Wales
Lord Giddens 16 June 2004 Labour Life peer Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics of sociology and social theory with fifteen honorary degrees from other universities, author of The Politics of Climate Change
Lord Gilbert of Panteg 30 September 2015 Conservative Life peer Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
double-daggerEarl of Glasgow 17 January 2005[j] Liberal Democrat Hereditary peer Chief of Clan Boyle, sub-lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve, television documentary producer
Lord Glasman 4 February 2011 Labour Life peer Senior lecturer in political theory at London Metropolitan University
Lord Glenarthur 21 June 1977 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman, consultant, pilot, governor and a trustee of King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes, former government minister.
Lord Glendonbrook 1 February 2011 Conservative Life peer Owner of BMI
Lord Goddard of Stockport 15 September 2014 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former leader of Stockport Council
Lord Godson 25 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Chair of Policy Exchange and former political aide, political candidate, author and journalist
Baroness Gohir 24 June 2022 Crossbench Life peer Women's rights campaigner, CEO of Muslim Women’s Network UK.
Lord Gold 1 February 2011 Conservative Life peer Lawyer
Baroness Goldie 3 October 2013 Conservative Life peer Former leader of the Scottish Conservative Party in the Scottish Parliament from 2005 until 2011
Baroness Golding 13 July 2001 Labour Life peer Radiographer and former MP
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 7 January 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Richmond Park, Minister of State for Environment and International Development
Lord Goodlad 19 July 2005 Conservative Life peer Former MP and chairman of the Constitution Committee
Viscount Goschen 15 July 1988 Conservative Hereditary peer Former stockbrocker and conservationist
Baroness Goudie 21 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former European director of public affairs for the World Wide Fund for Nature, chair of the Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking at UN Gift
Lord Grabiner 26 July 1999 Crossbench Life peer Head of Chambers at One Essex Court and deputy High Court Judge
Lord Grade of Yarmouth 25 January 2011 Non-affiliated Life peer Former chairman of the BBC Board of Governors
double-daggerLord Grantchester 31 October 2003[k] Labour Hereditary peer Former director of Littlewoods and former chairman of the Dairy Farmers of Britain,
Lord Green of Deddington 28 November 2014 Crossbench Life peer Former British ambassador
Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint 16 November 2010 Crossbench Life peer Former group chairman of HSBC
Baroness Greenfield 18 June 2001 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University and former director of the Royal Institution
Lord Greenhalgh 16 April 2020 Conservative Life peer Minister of State for Building Safety and Fire Former Deputy Mayor of London for Policing and Crime, medical company executive and political candidate
Lord Greenway 8 October 1975 Crossbench Hereditary peer Former chairman of The World Ship Trust
Baroness Grender 4 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former head of communications for the Liberal Democrats
Baroness Grey-Thompson 23 March 2010 Crossbench Life peer Former paralympic athlete
Lord Griffiths of Burry Port 30 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former President of the Methodist Conference
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach 5 February 1991 Conservative Life peer Vice-president of the Nature in Art trust and vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs International
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel 8 April 2020 Conservative Life peer Minister of State for Investment and former bank executive and civil servant
Lord Grocott 2 July 2001 Labour Life peer Former presenter and producer at Central Television and former MP
double-daggerLord Hacking 19 November 2021[l] Labour Hereditary peer Lawyer, arbitrator and mediator.
Viscount Hailsham 12 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham from 1979 to 2010; hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Hailsham of Kettlethorpe.
Lord Hain 22 October 2015 Labour Life peer Former MP for Neath from 1991 to 2015
Baroness Hale of Richmond 12 January 2004 Crossbench Law life peer Former President of the Supreme Court (2017–2020), Deputy President of the Supreme Court (2013–2017), Justice of the Supreme Court (2009–2020) and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2004–2009)
Lord Hall of Birkenhead 19 March 2010 Crossbench Life peer Chief executive of the Royal Opera House, former director of news at the BBC, chairman of Creative & Cultural Skills and former chair of the Royal Television Society
Baroness Hallett 11 October 2019 Crossbench Life peer Former Lady Justice of Appeal
Lord Hameed 27 March 2007 Crossbench Life peer Chairman of Alpha Hospital Group, chairman and chief executive officer of the London International Hospital, former executive director and chief executive officer of the Cromwell Hospital, president of The Little Foundation and chairman of The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths
Lord Hamilton of Epsom 17 June 2005 Conservative Life peer Former MP and former chairman of the 1922 Committee
Lord Hammond of Runnymede 30 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Baroness Hamwee 6 June 1991 Liberal Democrat Life peer Vice president of Parity and
Lord Hannan of Kingsclere 25 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Former MEP for South East England from 1999 to 2020
Lord Hannay of Chiswick 19 June 2001 Crossbench Life peer Former senior diplomat
double-daggerViscount Hanworth 30 March 2011[m] Labour Hereditary peer Economist, Professor of Econometrics and Computational Statistics at the University of Leicester
Baroness Harding of Winscombe 15 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Chief executive of TalkTalk Group
Lord Harlech 21 July 2021 Conservative Hereditary peer Landowner, business manager and consultant, army reservist with the London Guards
double-daggerLord Harries of Pentregarth 30 June 2006[n] Crossbench Life peer Gresham Professor of Divinity, former Bishop of Oxford; chair of the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority Ethics and Law Committee and former chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research
Lord Harrington of Watford 15 March 2022 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Watford (2010-2019), Minister of State for Refugees, businessman.
Lord Harris of Haringey 5 August 1998 Labour Life peer Former chair of the Association of London Government, former leader of Haringey Borough Council, former chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, member of the London Assembly and chair of Freedom
Lord Harris of Peckham 11 January 1996 Conservative Life peer Chairman of Carpetright
Baroness Harris of Richmond 6 August 1999 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chair of the Industry and Parliament Trust, president of the National Association of Chaplains to the Police and former chair of North Yorkshire County Council and Police Authority
Lord Haselhurst 22 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Chairman of Ways and Means (Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons)
Lord Haskel 4 October 1993 Labour Life peer President of the Environment Industries Commission, and former international president of The Textile Institute
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick 12 October 2005 Crossbench Life peer Vice-president of Catch22, ambassador of Make Justice Work
Lord Haughey 18 September 2013 Labour Life peer Businessman and philanthropist
Lord Haworth 28 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former deputy leader of the Labour Party and former Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Affairs
Lord Hay of Ballyore 16 December 2014 Democratic Unionist Life peer Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
Baroness Hayman 2 January 1996 Crossbench Life peer Former MP, Lord Speaker (2006–11), chair of Cancer Research UK, chair of the Human Tissue Authority and chair of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Baroness Hayman of Ullock 9 September 2020 Labour Life peer Former MP for Workington (2015-2019)
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 22 June 2010 Labour Life peer General secretary of the Fabian Society (1976–1982), Chief Executive of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (1990–1996) and Chair of the Labour Party (2007–2008).
Lord Hayward 28 September 2015 Conservative Life peer Psephologist, Former MP for Kingswood and former business and charity executive
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill 19 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former political aide
Baroness Helic 18 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Government special adviser on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones
Lord Hendy 15 October 2019 Labour Life peer Barrister
Baroness Henig 8 June 2004 Labour Life peer Chair of the Security Industry Authority
Lord Henley 28 February 1978 Conservative Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Northington, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield 8 November 2010 Crossbench Life peer Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London
Lord Herbert of South Downs 1 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Arundel and South Downs from 2005 to 2019
Lord Heseltine 12 July 2001 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Defence, Environment and President of the Board of Trade
Lord Hill of Oareford 27 May 2010 Conservative Life peer Former European Commissioner for Financial Stability Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, former Leader of the House of Lords, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger 16 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Conservative politician
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts 7 June 2000 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Baroness Hoey 14 September 2020 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP for Vauxhall from 1989 to 2019
Lord Hoffmann 21 February 1995 Crossbench Law life peer Former Law Lord and Professor of Law at Queen Mary College, University of London
Lord Hogan-Howe 7 November 2017 Crossbench Life peer Former Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
Baroness Hogg 3 February 1995 Crossbench Life peer As the wife of Viscount Hailsham, she is also entitled to the style "Viscountess Hailsham"
Lord Hollick 20 June 1991 Labour Life peer Business executive and former banker, businessman and print-media executive
Baroness Hollins 15 November 2010 Crossbench Life peer Professor of the psychiatry of learning disability at St George's, University of London, former president of the Royal Society of Psychiatrists
Lord Holmes of Richmond 13 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former swimmer, Paralympian, journalist and solicitor
Baroness Hooper 10 June 1985 Conservative Life peer President of Waste Watch, president of the European Foundation For Heritage Skills, and president of Good Guy's Cancer Appeal
Lord Hope of Craighead 28 February 1995 Crossbench Life peer Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Horam 4 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Houghton of Richmond 20 November 2017 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Howard of Lympne 13 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Home Secretary, Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition
Lord Howard of Rising 4 June 2004 Conservative Life peer Director of Fortress Holdings
Lord Howarth of Newport 15 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon 1983-1997 and for Newport East 1997–2005.
Earl Howe 30 October 1984 Conservative Hereditary peer Deputy Leader of the House and Minister of State for Defence
Lord Howell of Guildford 6 June 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Secretaries of State for Energy and Transport
Lord Hoyle 14 May 1997 Labour Life peer Former MP for Nelson & Colne (1974–79), Warrington (1981-83) and Warrington North (1983–97).
Baroness Hughes of Stretford 15 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former head of the Department of Social Policy at the University of Manchester and former Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families and former MP
Baroness Humphreys 18 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former AM for North Wales and President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green 16 October 2019 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief Executive of Stonewall
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 20 October 1997 Labour Life peer President of the Royal Society for Public Health and former chief executive of the NHS Confederation, and former director of its two predecessor organisations
Lord Hunt of Wirral 20 October 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP; Partner at the law firm Beachcroft LLP
Lord Hussain 20 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Deputy Group Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Luton Borough Council
Baroness Hussein-Ece 25 June 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former non-executive director of Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust, and former equality and human rights commissioner
Lord Hutton of Furness 27 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and Secretary of State for Defence
Lord Hylton 6 June 1968 Crossbench Hereditary peer Former Assistant Private Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada.
Lord Inglewood 23 November 1989 Non-affiliated Hereditary peer Barrister and chartered surveyor
Lord James of Blackheath 9 June 2006 Conservative Life peer Corporate trouble-shooter and former agent for MI5
Baroness Janke 24 September 2014 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former leader of Bristol City Council
Lord Janvrin 10 October 2007 Crossbench Life peer Permanent Lord-in-waiting; former Private Secretary to the Queen
Lord Jay of Ewelme 18 September 2006 Crossbench Life peer Former permanent secretary to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and head of the Diplomatic Service
Baroness Jay of Paddington 29 July 1992 Labour Life peer Chairman of the House of Lords Constitution Committee
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington 26 January 2011 Conservative Life peer PR consultant, and active in promoting women in Parliament
Lord Johnson of Marylebone 12 October 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Orpington from 2010 to 2019
Baroness Jolly 24 December 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chair of Executive Committee of Liberal Democrats in Devon and Cornwall
Lord Jones 6 July 2001 Labour Life peer Former MP for East Flintshire 1970-1983 and for Alyn & Deeside 1983-2001
Lord Jones of Cheltenham 20 June 2005 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former computer programmer and systems analyst at International Computers Limited and former MP
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb 20 September 2013 Green Life peer Green Party politician and former 2nd Statutory Deputy Mayor of London and Member of the London Assembly
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 5 June 2006 Labour Life peer Director of Policy and Public Affairs at UNISON and former chair of the Labour Party
Lord Jopling 5 June 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Jordan 5 June 2000 Labour Life peer Former president of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, former general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, former governor of both the BBC and the London School of Economics
Lord Judge 1 October 2008 Crossbench Life peer Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 2008-13
Lord Kakkar 22 March 2010 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Surgical Sciences at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University
Lord Kalms 1 June 2004 Non-affiliated Life peer Life president and former chairman of Dixons Retail and former chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies
Lord Kamall 28 January 2021 Conservative Life peer Professor of Politics and International Relations at St Mary's University and former MEP for London from 2005 to 2019
Lord Keen of Elie 8 June 2015 Conservative Life peer Lawyer, Conservative Party politician and former Advocate General for Scotland and Chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley 19 September 2013 Non-affiliated Life peer Political aide, politician and former Deputy General Secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Kennedy of Southwark 21 June 2010 Labour Life peer Labour Party official, politician and Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws 27 October 1997 Labour Life peer Criminal and human rights lawyer, chair of JUSTICE
Lord Kerr of Kinlochard 30 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Former Permanent Secretary to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and head of the Diplomatic Service
Lord Kerslake 17 March 2015 Crossbench Life peer Former permanent secretary to the Department of Communities and Local Government and Head of the Home Civil Service
Lord Kestenbaum 24 January 2011 Labour Life peer Chief Executive of National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Lord Khan of Burnley 4 February 2021 Labour Life peer Former MEP for North West England from 2017 to 2019
Baroness Kidron 25 June 2012 Crossbench Life peer Film director
Lord Kilclooney 17 July 2001 Crossbench Life peer Former MP and deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party; the only active politician to have served in all levels of government in Northern Ireland, from local council, the Parliament of Northern Ireland, Westminster, Europe, all previous failed Assemblies and Conventions and the current incarnation of the Assembly
Lord King of Bridgwater 9 July 2001 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Environment Secretary, Transport Secretary, Employment Secretary, Northern Ireland Secretary and chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee
Lord King of Lothbury 19 July 2013 Crossbench Life peer Former Governor of the Bank of England
Baroness Kingsmill 1 June 2006 Labour Life peer Former deputy chair of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and of the Competition Commission
Lord Kinnock 28 January 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP, Leader of the Labour Party 1983–92, European Commissioner for Transport and Administrative Reform and Vice-President of the European Commission
Earl of Kinnoull 6 February 2015 Crossbench Hereditary peer President of the Royal Caledonian Ball Trust and commanding officer of the Atholl Highlanders
Lord Kirkham 23 July 1999 Conservative Life peer Executive Chairman of DFS Furniture Company Ltd
Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate 7 October 2016 Conservative Life peer Former MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber from 1999 to 2016 and MP for Leeds North East from 1987 to 1997
Lord Knight of Weymouth 23 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP for South Dorset 2001-2010
Baroness Kramer 22 December 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former vice-president of Citibank, director and co-founder of International Capital Partners, former MP and Minister of State for Transport (2013–15)
Lord Krebs 28 March 2007 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford, former chair of the Food Standards Agency, member of the committee on climate change and chair of adaptation sub-committee, chair of the Royal Society Science Policy Advisory Group
Lord Laming 27 July 1998 Crossbench Life peer Psychiatric social worker and chairman of the Harold Shipman inquiry and the Baby P inquiry
Lord Lamont of Lerwick 24 July 1998 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton 16 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Milton Keynes North from 2010 to 2019 and for North East Milton Keynes from 2005 to 2010
Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho 25 March 2013 Crossbench Life peer Chancellor of the Open University, businesswoman and philanthrope.
Lord Lansley 5 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Leader of the House of Commons
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon 6 September 2013 Labour Life peer Former Chancellor of De Montfort University, campaigner for police reform and mother of Stephen Lawerence.
Lord Lawson of Blaby 1 July 1992 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Layard 3 May 2000 Labour Life peer Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
Lord Lebedev 19 November 2020 Crossbench Life peer Businessman, owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd (The Evening Standard, The Independent, London Live) and son of Alexander Lebedev.
Lord Lee of Trafford 26 May 2006 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP
Earl of Leicester 23 June 2021 Conservative Hereditary peer Former officer in the Scots Guards, former equerry to the Duke of Kent.
Lord Leigh of Hurley 16 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former accountant, banker and Treasurer of the Conservative Party
Lord Lennie 22 September 2014 Labour Life peer Former deputy secretary general of the Labour Party
Lord Levene of Portsoken 22 July 1997 Crossbench Life peer Former chairman of Lloyd's of London and former vice chairman of Deutsche Bank
Lord Levy 23 September 1997 Labour Life peer Former special envoy to the Middle East, President of JFS, President of Sense & Sense International, President of Jewish Care
Lord Lexden 23 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Former consultant and editor in chief of the Conservative Research Department and former lecturer in modern history
Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke 7 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP, British High Commissioner to Australia and Secretary of State for Scotland
Lord Liddle 19 June 2010 Labour Life peer Chairman of the International Think Tank Policy Network and former chairman of the Public Policy Centre and former managing director of Prima Europe Ltd, a consultancy company
Lord Lilley 18 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Social Security, for Trade and Industry, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
Earl of Lindsay 21 December 1989 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman, President of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, former President of the National Trust of Scotland
Lord Lingfield 17 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Chairman of the League of Mercy Foundation, former director-general of St. John Ambulance and advocate of free schools
Lord Lipsey 30 July 1999 Labour Life peer Journalist, former Chairman of the Fabian Society and political advisor to Anthony Crosland.
Baroness Lister of Burtersett 31 January 2011 Labour Life peer Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University
Lord Lisvane 11 December 2014 Crossbench Life peer Former Clerk of the House of Commons
Earl of Liverpool 23 October 1969 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman
Lord Livingston of Parkhead 12 July 2013 Conservative Life peer Former Minister for Trade and Investment
double-daggerLord Londesborough 23 June 2021[o] Crossbench Hereditary peer Businessman, Chairman and director of Tussell Limited
Lord Loomba 12 January 2011 Crossbench Life peer Executive chairman of the Rinku Group and pioneer of widow's rights
Marquess of Lothian 22 November 2010 Conservative Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Kerr of Monteviot; former MP
Lord Low of Dalston 13 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Chairman of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Leeds
Lord Lucas 21 February 1992 Conservative Hereditary peer Chartered accountant, publisher and editor of The Good Schools Guide
Baroness Ludford 30 September 1997 Liberal Democrat Life peer MEP for London 1999-2014
Lord Lupton 6 October 2015 Non-affiliated Life peer Bank executive and former Co-Treasurer of the Conservative Party
double-daggerEarl of Lytton 16 May 2011[p] Crossbench Hereditary peer Chartered surveyor
Lord McAvoy 22 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP and deputy chief whip in the House of Commons
Lord McColl of Dulwich 25 July 1989 Conservative Life peer Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Guy's Hospital, associated with King's College London
Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale 28 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former First Minister of Scotland
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown 19 June 2018 Democratic Unionist Life peer Former MP for South Antrim (2000–01, 2005–15) and for Mid Ulster (1983–97)
Baroness McDonagh 24 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Macdonald of River Glaven 12 July 2010 Crossbench Life peer Former Director of Public Prosecutions
Lord McDonald of Salford 27 January 2021 Crossbench Life peer Former Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and British ambassador to Germany and to Israel
Lord McFall of Alcluith 17 June 2010 Lord Speaker Life peer Former Senior Deputy Speaker, former chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committee and former MP
Baroness McGregor-Smith 16 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman and former CEO of Mitie Group PLC.
Lord McInnes of Kilwinning 1 September 2016 Conservative Life peer Former Councillor on the Edinburgh City Council
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall 3 August 1999 Labour Life peer Former associate producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, former executive director of the Royal National Theatre
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering 6 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Vale of York from 1997 to 2010 and for Thirsk and Malton from 2010 to 2015
Lord MacKenzie of Culkein 4 August 1999 Labour Life peer Former nurse and president of the Trades Union Congress
Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate 17 July 1998 Non-affiliated Life peer Former chief superintendent in the Durham Constabulary, former president of the Police Superintendents' Association
Lord McLoughlin 8 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Transport and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Lord McNally 20 December 1995 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP, Minister of State for Justice and leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride 21 June 2018 Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court 4 October 2016 Crossbench Life peer Former Permanent Secretary to the Treasury
Lord Magan of Castletown 25 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Chartered accountant
Lord Mair 29 October 2015 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cambridge
Baroness Mallalieu 19 June 1991 Labour Life peer President of the Countryside Alliance
Lord Mancroft 23 February 1988 Conservative Hereditary peer Former chair of the Addict Recovery Foundation, former chair of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation
Lord Mandelson 13 October 2008 Labour Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Northern Ireland and European Commissioner for Trade
Lord Mann 28 October 2019 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP for Bassetlaw from 2001 to 2019
Baroness Manningham-Buller 2 June 2008 Crossbench Life peer Former director of the Security Service
Baroness Manzoor 6 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman, civil servant and nurse
Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames 11 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Commercial and family law QC with specialist interest in human rights and constitutional reform
Lord Marland 8 June 2006 Conservative Life peer Chairman of Herriot Ltd and of Hunter Boot Ltd
Lord Marlesford 7 June 1991 Conservative Life peer Farmer, soldier, Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk, former Councillor on the East Suffolk County Council
Baroness Masham of Ilton 12 February 1970 Crossbench Life peer Former chair of Phoenix House; Longest-serving life peer
Baroness Massey of Darwen 26 July 1999 Labour Life peer Chair of the National Treatment Agency for substance misuse
Lord Maude of Horsham 26 May 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Mawson 29 March 2007 Crossbench Life peer Founder board member of Poplar HARCA (housing association) and author of The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work
Lord Maxton 17 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former MP
Baroness Meacher 16 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Former chairman of the Security Industry Authority, former chair of the Police Complaints Authority and two NHS trusts, and a social worker
Lord Mendelsohn 5 September 2013 Labour Life peer Lobbyist
Lord Mendoza 16 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, businessman, publisher, philanthropist.
Baroness Merron 28 January 2021 Labour Life peer Former MP for Lincoln from 1997 to 2010
Baroness Meyer 19 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman and activist for women and children
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer 6 October 1998 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former Leader South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Councillor, environmental campaigner
Lord Mitchell 10 May 2000 Labour Life peer Businessman
Baroness Mobarik 19 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Former MEP for Scotland from 2017 to 2020
Baroness Mone 30 September 2015 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman, founder Ultimo
Lord Monks 26 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former general secretary of both the Trades Union Congress and the European Trade Union Confederation
Duke of Montrose 26 May 1995 Conservative Hereditary peer Former shadow minister for the Scotland Office.
Lord Moore of Etchingham 17 September 2020 Non-affiliated Life peer Former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and The Sunday Telegraph
Lord Morgan 12 June 2000 Labour Life peer Professor of History at Brunel University
Baroness Morgan of Cotes 6 January 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Loughborough from 2010 to 2019, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin 11 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Former director or chief executive of various voluntary sector organisations such as Shelter, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Workplace Nursery Campaign and Childcare Umbrella
Baroness Morgan of Huyton 20 June 2001 Labour Life peer Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Lord Morris of Aberavon 3 July 2001 Labour Life peer Former MP, Attorney General for England and Wales and for Northern Ireland
Baroness Morris of Bolton 9 June 2004 Conservative Life peer President of the National Benevolent Institution
Baroness Morris of Yardley 14 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP for Birmingham Yardley 1992–2005. Former Secretary State for Education
Baroness Morrissey 3 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Financier, former chief executive at Newton Investment Management
Lord Morrow 7 June 2006 Democratic Unionist Life peer Former Minister for Social Development in Northern Ireland
Lord Morse 26 March 2021 Crossbench Life peer Former Comptroller and Auditor General
Lord Mountevans 8 July 2015 Crossbench Hereditary peer Shipbroker, former Lord Mayor of London
Lord Moylan 9 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Banker, merchant, former member of Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council.
Lord Moynihan 30 April 1997 Conservative Hereditary peer Former MP
Baroness Murphy 17 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Former professor of psychiatry of old age at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals United Medical School
Lord Murphy of Torfaen 20 October 2015 Labour Life peer Former MP for Torfaen from 1987 to 2015
Lord Naseby 28 October 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Nash 21 January 2013 Conservative Life peer Businessman
Baroness Neuberger 15 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Philanthropist, author, social reformer, rabbi, former chair of Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust, former chairman of the King's Fund
Baroness Neville-Jones 15 October 2007 Conservative Life peer Former Minister of State for Security, former diplomat and former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee
Baroness Neville-Rolfe 10 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman, former civil servant and former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
Lord Newby 25 September 1997 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chair of Sport at The Prince's Trust
Baroness Newlove 14 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Community reform campaigner
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne 3 November 1997 Conservative Life peer Executive Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation and of the Iraq Britain Business Council, former MP for Torridge and West Devon from 1987 to 1997
Baroness Noakes 7 June 2000 Conservative Life peer Former partner at KPMG
Duke of Norfolk 14 February 2003 Crossbench Hereditary peer Earl Marshal
Lord Northbrook 23 September 1991 Conservative Hereditary peer Director of Almanach de Gotha Ltd
Baroness Northover 1 May 2000 Liberal Democrat Life peer Academic, lecturer at University College London
Lord Norton of Louth 1 August 1998 Conservative Life peer Professor of Government at the University of Hull
Baroness Nye 19 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former director of government relations, former diary secretary to the then–prime minister Gordon Brown
Lord O'Donnell 10 January 2012 Crossbench Life peer Former Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Baroness O'Loan 11 September 2009 Crossbench Life peer Former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Enquiry
Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve 25 February 1999 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, founding president of the British Philosophical Association, former chair of the Nuffield Foundation and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and former president of the British Academy
Lord O'Neill of Gatley 28 May 2015 Crossbench Life peer Economist, honorary professor at the University of Manchester, and former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury.
Lord Oates 5 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former communications adviser to David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
Lord Offord of Garvel 13 October 2021 Conservative Life peer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
Baroness Osamor 26 November 2018 Labour Life peer Community activist and civil rights campaigner, a former councilor in the London Borough of Haringey.
Lord Owen 30 June 1992 Ind. Social Democrat  Life peer Former MP, Foreign Secretary, co-chairman of the Conference on Yugoslavia, leader of the Social Democratic Party 1983–87, and the continuing Social Democratic Party 1988–90
Earl of Oxford and Asquith 24 October 2014 Crossbench Hereditary peer Former diplomat, First Secretary at the British Embassy in Moscow from 1983 to 1985.
Lord Paddick 12 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former police officer and Deputy Assistant Commissioner in London's Metropolitan Police Service
Lord Palmer 2 October 1990 Crossbench Hereditary peer Landowner, former Scottish representative to the European Landowners' Organisation
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill 17 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former councillor
Lord Pannick 3 November 2008 Crossbench Life peer Leading human rights barrister, arguing over a hundred cases before the UK's highest court and the European Court of Justice and of Human Rights
Lord Parekh 10 May 2000 Labour Life peer Centennial Professor in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics, emeritus professor of political theory at the University of Hull, emeritus professor of political philosophy at the University of Westminster
Lord Parker of Minsmere 29 January 2021 Crossbench Life peer Lord Chamberlain and former Director General of MI5
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay 8 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Special adviser to Theresa May, lobbyist
Baroness Parminter 15 July 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former head of public affairs at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and former chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England
Lord Patel 1 March 1999 Crossbench Life peer Former president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, former chairmen of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges of Scotland and of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and former professor of Obstetrics at the University of Dundee
Lord Patel of Bradford 8 June 2006 Non-affiliated Life peer Professor at the University of Central Lancashire
Lord Patten 17 June 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP and Secretary of State for Education
Lord Patten of Barnes 11 January 2005 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Chairman of the BBC Trust, Secretary of State for the Environment, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong, European Commissioner for External Relations
Lord Paul 9 October 1996 Non-affiliated Life peer Resigned the Labour whip in October 2010
Lord Pearson of Rannoch 18 June 1990 Non-affiliated Life peer Former leader of UK Independence Party
Earl Peel 15 May 1973 Crossbench Hereditary peer Former Lord Chamberlain
Lord Pendry 4 July 2001 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP; President of Oyston Steel Estates Ltd, president of the Football Foundation Ltd
Baroness Penn 10 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Political advisor, Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Lord Pickles 18 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Chairman of the Conservative Party
Baroness Pidding 8 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former Chiltern District Councillor.
Baroness Pinnock 23 September 2014 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former leader of Kirklees Council
Baroness Pitkeathley 6 October 1997 Labour Life peer Former chief executive of Carers UK and a founding member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
Lord Polak 2 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Businessman and business consultant
double-daggerLord Ponsonby of Shulbrede 19 April 2000[q] Labour Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton
Lord Popat 10 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Founder and chairman of hospitality and health care firm TLC Group Ltd
Lord Porter of Spalding 15 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Leader of South Holland District Council
Lord Powell of Bayswater 15 February 2000 Crossbench Life peer Former diplomat
Baroness Prashar 15 July 1999 Crossbench Life peer Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission and president of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Lord Prescott 7 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP and Deputy Prime Minister
Lord Price 29 February 2016 Conservative Life peer Businessman, writer, former Managing Director of Waitrose, former store manager for John Lewis
Baroness Primarolo 26 October 2015 Labour Life peer Former MP for Bristol South from 1987 to 2015
Baroness Prosser 11 June 2004 Labour Life peer Deputy Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and former president of the Trades Union Congress
Lord Purvis of Tweed 13 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (2003-2011)
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale 11 October 1996 Labour Life peer Former diplomat and former case officer in the Secret Intelligence Service
Lord Ramsbotham 17 May 2005 Crossbench Life peer Former general and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons
Lord Rana 16 June 2004 Conservative Life peer President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lord Randall of Uxbridge 25 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Uxbridge and Uxbridge and South Ruislip from 1997 to 2015
Baroness Randerson 27 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Culture, Sport and the Welsh Language, Acting Deputy First Minister and former Cardiff Council Opposition Leader
Lord Ranger 11 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Businessman, founder of Sun Mark.
Lord Ravensdale 3 April 2019 Crossbench Hereditary peer Engineer, project director for Atkins.
Baroness Rawlings 5 October 1994 Conservative Life peer President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and former chairman of King's College London Council
Lord Razzall 22 October 1997 Liberal Democrat Life peer Solicitor, cricketer, former Treasurer of the Liberal Party and for the Liberal Democrats
Lord Reay 28 January 2019 Conservative Hereditary peer Financier and Clan Chief of Clan Mackay
Baroness Rebuck 18 September 2014 Labour Life peer Chairman of Penguin Random House UK publishers
double-daggerLord Redesdale 18 April 2000[r] Liberal Democrat Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Mitford
Baroness Redfern 7 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former Leader of North Lincolnshire Council
Lord Rees of Ludlow 6 September 2005 Crossbench Life peer Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and Astronomer Royal, president of the Royal Society
Lord Reid of Cardowan 16 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP, Secretaries of State for Scotland, Health, Defence and Home Secretary
Lord Remnant 11 July 2022 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman
Lord Rennard 21 July 1999 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats
Lord Ribeiro 20 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Former consultant general surgeon; member of the Health Policy Research Advisory Board of the American College of Surgeons
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux 24 February 2014 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Ricketts 17 October 2016 Crossbench Life peer Former UK Ambassador to France, former National Security Adviser and former Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Lord Risby 24 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, responsible for business links in the City of London and former MP
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick 16 October 2019 Labour Life peer Former MP for South Down from 2010 to 2017
Lord Robathan 13 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP for South Leicestershire from 2010 to 2015 and for Blaby from 1992 to 2010
Lord Roberts of Llandudno 15 June 2004 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former president of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen 24 August 1999 Labour Life peer Former MP, NATO Secretary General and Secretary of State for Defence
Baroness Rock 15 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman and consultant
Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank 12 February 1992 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Transport, director-general of the Royal Institute of British Architects and chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority; member of the Gang of Four that founded the Social Democratic Party
Lord Rogan 16 July 1999 Ulster Unionist Life peer Former president of the Ulster Unionist Party
Lord Rooker 16 June 2001 Labour Life peer Former MP and Chairman of the Food Standards Agency
Lord Rose of Monewden 17 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Former chief executive and chairman of Marks & Spencer
Lord Rosser 14 June 2004 Labour Life peer Trade unionist and magistrate
Earl of Rosslyn 17 December 1979 Crossbench Hereditary peer Former Metropolitan Police Commander, Master of the Household to The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House.
Lord Rowe-Beddoe 15 June 2006 Crossbench Life peer Deputy Chair of the UK Statistics Authority
Lord Rowlands 28 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former MP
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 25 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former Leader of the House of Lords
double-daggerLord Russell of Liverpool 11 December 2014[s] Crossbench Hereditary peer Business consultant
Lord Saatchi 4 October 1996 Conservative Life peer Co-founder and executive director of Saatchi and Saatchi and M&C Saatchi
Lord St John of Bletso 8 June 1978 Crossbench Hereditary peer Businessman and solicitor
Baroness Sanderson of Welton 8 October 2019 Conservative Life peer Journalist for The Mail on Sunday
Lord Sandhurst 23 June 2021 Conservative Hereditary peer Barrister
Earl of Sandwich 26 April 1995 Crossbench Hereditary peer Businessman
Lord Sarfraz 8 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Singapore, businessman and former treasurer to the Conservative Party.
Lord Sassoon 29 May 2010 Conservative Life peer Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and former president of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
Baroness Sater 20 June 2018 Conservative Life peer Marketing executive and magistrate
Lord Saville of Newdigate 28 July 1997 Crossbench Law life peer Former Law Lord and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Sawyer 4 August 1998 Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Labour Party
Baroness Scott of Bybrook 8 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former leader of Wiltshire County Council
Baroness Scott of Needham Market 11 May 2000 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former president of the Liberal Democrats
Lord Scriven 19 September 2014 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former leader of Sheffield City Council
Baroness Seccombe 14 February 1991 Conservative Life peer Former Councillor on West Midlands Council (1977-1981) and former Conservative Party Vice Chair (1987 - 1997)
Lord Sedwill 11 September 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary
Lord Selkirk of Douglas 29 September 1997 Conservative Life peer Former MP
double-daggerLord Sentamu 27 April 2021[t] Crossbench Life peer Former Archbishop of York
Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia 21 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Solicitor
Baroness Shafik 30 September 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
Lord Sharkey 20 December 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chairman of the Liberal Democrat 2010 general election campaign
Lord Sharpe of Epsom 15 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Broker
Baroness Sheehan 2 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former councilor for Kew on Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
Baroness Shephard of Northwold 21 June 2005 Conservative Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Education and Employment and Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury 12 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Political Secretary for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chief of Staff to Conservative leader Michael Howard
Baroness Sherlock 17 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former chief executive of the Refugee Council, former chief executive of the National Council for One Parent Families and former director of the education charity UKCOSA
Lord Shinkwin 14 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, public affairs consultant.
Lord Shipley 14 July 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former leader of Newcastle City Council
Earl of Shrewsbury 16 February 1981 Conservative Hereditary peer Lord High Steward of Ireland
Lord Sikka 10 September 2020 Labour Life peer Professor of accounting
Lord Singh of Wimbledon 12 October 2011 Crossbench Life peer Journalist and broadcaster, former mine manager.
Lord Skidelsky 15 July 1991 Crossbench Life peer Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick
Baroness Smith of Basildon 7 July 2010 Labour Life peer Shadow Leader of the House of Lords. Former Minister of State for Third Sector and MP for Basildon 1997–2010.
Lord Smith of Finsbury 22 June 2005 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and chair of the Advertising Standards Authority
Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill 17 February 1995 Labour Life peer President of Scottish Opera and chairman of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Lord Smith of Hindhead 29 September 2015 Conservative Life peer Chief Executive of the Association of Conservative Clubs
Lord Smith of Kelvin 29 May 2008 Crossbench Life peer Chairman of Weir Group and Scottish and Southern Energy former governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation
Baroness Smith of Newnham 12 September 2014 Liberal Democrat Life peer Senior lecturer in international relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Cambridge University
Lord Snape 9 June 2004 Labour Life peer Former MP; implicated in the Cash for Influence scandal
Lord Soley 29 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party and former MP
double-daggerDuke of Somerset 12 December 2014[u] Crossbench Hereditary peer Landowner, surveyor, Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire and for Devon.
Lord Spencer of Alresford 17 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Founder of NEX Group
double-daggerEarl of Stair 29 May 2008[v] Crossbench Hereditary peer Farmer and businessman.
Viscount Stansgate 15 July 2021 Labour Hereditary peer Consultant to the American Chemical Society
Baroness Stedman-Scott 12 July 2010 Conservative Life peer Chief Executive of Tomorrow's People Trust
Lord Stephen 2 February 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Deputy First Minister of Scotland
Lord Sterling of Plaistow 17 January 1991 Conservative Life peer Chairman of Motability, former executive chairman of P&O
Baroness Stern 13 July 1999 Crossbench Life peer Former director of NACRO, former secretary general of Penal Reform International and author of books on prison reform
Lord Stern of Brentford 10 December 2007 Crossbench Life peer IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, author of the Stern Report
Lord Stevens of Birmingham 5 July 2021 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief Executive of NHS England
Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington 6 April 2005 Crossbench Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Lord Stevens of Ludgate 27 March 1987 Conservative Ind. Life peer Former chairman of United Newspapers
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara 13 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former adviser to Gordon Brown
Lord Stewart of Dirleton 6 November 2020 Conservative Life peer Advocate General for Scotland
Lord Stirrup 28 January 2011 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Stone of Blackheath 29 October 1997 Non-affiliated Life peer Former joint-managing director of Marks and Spencer, chairman of Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation
Lord Stoneham of Droxford 17 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Liberal Democrats HQ Operations Director
Lord Storey 2 February 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Councillor and former leader of Liverpool City Council
Baroness Stowell of Beeston 10 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Former Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Whip, BBC Head of Corporate Affairs, and civil servant
Lord Strasburger 10 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Businessman
Lord Strathcarron 18 February 2022 Conservative Hereditary peer Journalist, novelist, publisher and businessman, founder of Strathcarron Sports Cars plc
Lord Strathclyde 18 March 1986 Conservative Hereditary peer Former leader of the House of Lords
Baroness Stroud 1 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Political adviser, CEO of the Legatum Institute, former executive director of the Centre for Social Justice
Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston 7 September 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former MP for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1997 to 2017
Lord Stunell 26 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Hazel Grove from 1997 to 2015
Lord Sugar 20 July 2009 Crossbench Life peer TV personality and businessman
Baroness Sugg 30 August 2016 Conservative Life peer Political adviser
Lord Suri 11 September 2014 Conservative Life peer Businessman and formerly the general secretary of the Board of British Sikhs
Baroness Suttie 17 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Teacher, political consultant, government adviser and lobbyist
Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean 7 October 1996 Labour Life peer Trade unionist, former General Secretary of the FDA, Chair of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce
Lord Taverne 5 February 1996 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Lincoln 1962-74
Baroness Taylor of Bolton 13 June 2005 Labour Life peer Former MP for Bolton West 1974–1983; MP for Dewsbury 1987–2005; Cabinet minister 1997–2001
Lord Taylor of Goss Moor 16 July 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP for Truro and then Truro and St Austell, former Chair of the Liberal Democrats
Lord Taylor of Holbeach 31 May 2006 Conservative Life peer Government Chief Whip in the Lords
Lord Taylor of Warwick 2 October 1996 Non-affiliated Life peer Barrister, radio and television presenter, former Chancellor of Bournemouth University
Lord Teverson 1 June 2006 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MEP for Cornwall and West Plymouth (1994-1999)
Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd 4 October 2013 Crossbench Life peer Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2013–2017)
Lord Thomas of Gresford 30 September 1996 Liberal Democrat Life peer Deputy High Court Judge
Baroness Thomas of Winchester 26 May 2006 Liberal Democrat Life peer Political activist and election agent for the Liberal Party.
Baroness Thornhill 21 October 2015 Liberal Democrat Life peer Teacher, former Mayor of Watford
Baroness Thornton 23 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former Chair of the London Labour Party, former General Secretary of the Fabian Society, Chief Executive of the Young Foundation
Lord Thurlow 6 February 2015 Crossbench Hereditary peer Chartered surveyor
double-daggerViscount Thurso 20 April 2016[w] Liberal Democrat Hereditary peer Former MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from 2001 to 2015
Lord Tomlinson 21 July 1998 Labour Life peer Former MP for Meriden 1974–1979. Former MEP for Birmingham West 1984–1999.
Lord Tope 4 October 1994 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP and Councillor
Lord Touhig 28 June 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP for Islwyn 1995-2010
Lord Trees 3 July 2012 Crossbench Life peer Chairman of the Moredun Research Institute, veterinarian and professor emeritus of veterinary parasitology at the University of Liverpool
Lord Trefgarne 29 June 1962 Conservative Hereditary peer Longest-serving member of the House of Lords
double-daggerViscount Trenchard 17 May 2004[x] Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman, consultant, Royal Green Jackets officer
Lord Trevethin and Oaksey 22 October 2015 Crossbench Hereditary peer Barrister
Lord Triesman 9 January 2004 Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Labour Party
Lord True 23 December 2010 Conservative Life peer Former head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
Lord Truscott 10 June 2004 Non-affiliated Life peer Petroleum and mining consultant, former MEP for Hertfordshire (1994-1999)
Lord Tugendhat 15 October 1993 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Tunnicliffe 2 June 2004 Labour Life peer Pilot and railwayman, chairman of the Rail Safety and Standards Board, former chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, former managing director For London Underground.
Lord Turnberg 4 May 2000 Labour Life peer Former Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester
Lord Turnbull 11 October 2005 Crossbench Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Lord Turner of Ecchinswell 7 September 2005 Crossbench Life peer Chair of the Climate Change Committee and former chair of the Financial Services Authority
Baroness Tyler of Enfield 28 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Life peer Chief executive of Relate
Lord Tyrie 12 June 2018 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP for Chichester from 1997 to 2017
Baroness Uddin 18 July 1998 Non-affiliated Life peer Community activist, former Councillor in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Lord Udny-Lister 6 November 2020 Conservative Life peer Prime Minister's Chief Strategic Advisor
Lord Vaizey of Didcot 1 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Wantage from 2005 to 2019
Baroness Valentine 10 October 2005 Crossbench Life peer Financial manager
Lord Vaux of Harrowden 11 August 2017 Crossbench Hereditary peer Chartered accountant
Baroness Vere of Norbiton 30 August 2016 Conservative Life peer Former executive director of the Girls' Schools Association
Lord Verjee 17 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Businessman
Baroness Verma 2 June 2006 Conservative Life peer Businesswoman
Lord Wakeham 24 April 1992 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Waldegrave of North Hill 28 July 1999 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Lord Walker of Aldringham 19 December 2006 Crossbench Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Wallace of Saltaire 19 December 1995 Liberal Democrat Life peer Emeritus professor of international relations at the London School of Economics, former director of studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Lord Wallace of Tankerness 17 October 2007 Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP, Advocate General for Scotland and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
Baroness Walmsley 15 May 2000 Liberal Democrat Life peer Cytologist, professor and PR consultant
Lord Walney 4 September 2020 Crossbench Life peer Former MP for Barrow and Furness from 2010 to 2019
Lord Warner 29 July 1998 Crossbench Life peer Former civil servant
Baroness Warsi 11 October 2007 Conservative Life peer Solicitor, former Chairman of the Conservative Party, former Minister of State for Faith and Communities
Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe 10 July 1999 Labour Life peer Trade unionist, former General Secretary of the Association of University Teachers.
Lord Wasserman 11 January 2011 Conservative Life peer Internationally recognised expert on management of police forces
Baroness Watkins of Tavistock 2 November 2015 Crossbench Life peer Professor emeritus of healthcare management at the University of Plymouth.
Lord Watson of Invergowrie 6 November 1997 Labour Life peer Former MP and MSP
Lord Watson of Richmond 23 July 1999 Liberal Democrat Life peer Broadcaster and communications consultant, former President of the Liberal Party.
Lord Watts 23 October 2015 Labour Life peer Former MP for St Helens North from 1997 to 2015
Viscount Waverley 29 June 1990 Crossbench Hereditary peer Businessman and business consultant.
Lord Wei 28 May 2010 Conservative Life peer Social entrepreneur and political consultant
Duke of Wellington 17 September 2015 Crossbench Hereditary peer Former MEP for Surrey (1979–1984) and Surrey West (1984–1989)
Lord West of Spithead 9 July 2007 Labour Life peer Former admiral
Lord Wharton of Yarm 2 September 2020 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Stockton South from 2010 to 2017
Baroness Wheatcroft 22 December 2010 Crossbench Life peer Journalist and editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe and former editor of the Sunday Telegraph
Baroness Wheeler 20 June 2010 Labour Life peer Trade unionist (UNISON)
Baroness Whitaker 5 August 1999 Labour Life peer Former magistrate
Lord Whitby 10 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Former leader of Birmingham City Council
Lord Whitty 21 October 1996 Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Wigley 19 January 2011 Plaid Cymru Life peer Former MP and Leader of Plaid Cymru
Baroness Wilcox of Newport 14 October 2019 Labour Life peer Newport City Councillor, former head of the Welsh Local Government Association, former teacher.
Lord Willetts 16 October 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP for Havant from 1992 to 2015
Baroness Williams of Trafford 20 September 2013 Conservative Life peer Minister of State for Home Affairs
Lord Willis of Knaresborough 18 June 2010 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP
Baroness Willis of Summertown 8 July 2022 Crossbench Life peer Biologist, professor of biodiversity at the University of Oxford and of biology at the University of Bergen, principal of St Edmund Hall.
Lord Willoughby de Broke 9 July 1986 Non-affiliated Hereditary peer Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire
Lord Wills 10 July 2010 Labour Life peer Former MP for Swindon North, 1997-2010
Lord Wilson of Dinton 18 November 2002 Crossbench Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Lord Winston 18 December 1995 Labour Life peer Professor of Science and Society and emeritus professor of fertility studies at Imperial College London
Baroness Wolf of Dulwich 2 December 2014 Non-affiliated Life peer Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King's College London
Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise 18 June 2010 Conservative Life peer Businessman and CEO of Next plc.
Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 30 December 2020 Conservative Life peer Barrister
Lord Wood of Anfield 15 January 2011 Labour Life peer Lecturer in politics at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Nexus think-tank
Lord Woodley 2 November 2020 Labour Life peer Trade unionist, former General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and of Unite the Union.
Lord Woolf 1 October 1992 Crossbench Law life peer Former Law Lord and chairman of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, visiting professor of law at University College London
Lord Woolley of Woodford 14 October 2019 Crossbench Life peer Principal of Homerton College, Cambridge; political activist and government adviser, founder of Operation Black Vote.
Baroness Worthington 31 January 2011 Crossbench Life peer Career focusing on promoting environmental and social change
Lord Wrigglesworth 5 September 2013 Liberal Democrat Life peer Former MP
double-daggerLord Wrottesley 11 July 2022[y] Conservative Hereditary peer Chair of Ice Hockey UK, skeleton racer
Baroness Wyld 22 June 2017 Conservative Life peer Communications consultant
Lord Young of Cookham 29 September 2015 Conservative Life peer Former MP
Baroness Young of Hornsey 22 June 2004 Crossbench Life peer Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, actress, social worker, lecturer in media studies.
Lord Young of Norwood Green 25 June 2004 Labour Life peer Trade unionist, former General Secretary of the National Communications Union and the Communication Workers Union.
Baroness Young of Old Scone 4 November 1997 Labour Life peer Former Chancellor of Cranfield University
Viscount Younger of Leckie 28 June 2010 Conservative Hereditary peer Businessman
Note
  1. ^ Lord Berkeley was previously a member of the House by virtue of his hereditary peerage from 1992 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  2. ^ Lord Carey of Clifton was previously a member of the House as a Lord Spiritual from 1991 to 2002.
  3. ^ Earl Cathcart was previously a member of the House from June 1999 until the House of Lords Act in November 1999.
  4. ^ Viscount Chandos was previously a member of the House by virtue of his hereditary peerage from 1980 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  5. ^ Lord Chartres was previously a member of the House as a Lord Spiritual from 1995 to 2017.
  6. ^ Earl of Clancarty was previously a member of the House from 1995 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  7. ^ Lord Cromwell was previously a member of the House from 1982 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  8. ^ Viscount Eccles was previously a member of the House from February 1999 until the House of Lords Act in November 1999.
  9. ^ Lord Fairfax of Cameron was previously a member of the House from 1977 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  10. ^ Earl of Glasgow was previously a member of the House from 1984 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  11. ^ Lord Grantchester was previously a member of the House from 1995 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  12. ^ Lord Hacking was previously a member of the House from 1971 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  13. ^ Viscount Hanworth was previously a member of the House from 1996 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  14. ^ Lord Harries of Pentregarth was previously a member of the House as a Lord Spiritual from 1993 to 2006.
  15. ^ Lord Londesborough was previously a member of the House from 1980 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  16. ^ Earl of Lytton was previously a member of the House from 1985 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  17. ^ Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede was previously a member of the House by virtue of his hereditary peerage from 1990 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  18. ^ Lord Redesdale was previously a member of the House by virtue of his hereditary peerage from 1991 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  19. ^ Lord Russell of Liverpool was previously a member of the House from 1981 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  20. ^ Lord Sentamu was previously a member of the House as a Lord Spiritual from 2005 to 2020.
  21. ^ Duke of Somerset was previously a member of the House from 1984 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  22. ^ Earl of Stair was previously a member of the House from 1996 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  23. ^ Viscount Thurso was previously a member of the House from 1995 until the House of Lords Act 1999.
  24. ^ Viscount Trenchard was previously a member of the House from 1987 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.
  25. ^ Lord Wrottesley was previously a member of the House from 1993 until the House of Lords Act in 1999.

Current non-sitting members[edit]

There are also peers who remain members of the House, but are currently ineligible to sit and vote.

Peers on leave of absence[edit]

Under section 23 of the Standing Orders of the House of Lords, peers may obtain a leave of absence for the remainder of a Parliament.[1] The following peers are currently on a leave of absence.[2]

Lord Party On leave since Type Notes
Baroness Ashton of Upholland Non-affiliated 22 December 2020  Life peer Former High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, First-Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Trade, Leader of the House of Lords, and Lord President of the Council
Lord Barker of Battle Conservative 27 February 2019 Life peer Former MP for Bexhill and Battle from 2001 to 2015
Lord Bates Conservative 11 October 2021 Life peer Former MP for Langbaurgh from 1992 to 1997
Lord Black of Crossharbour Non-affiliated 5 September 2017 Life peer Businessman and former newspaper publisher, a convicted fraudster.
Lord Browne of Madingley Crossbench 17 January 2022 Life peer Former chief executive of BP from 1995 to 2007
Baroness Campbell of Loughborough  Crossbench 19 January 2022 Life peer Chairman of UK Sport
Marquess of Cholmondeley Non-affiliated 11 May 2022 Hereditary peer  Entered House as Lord Great Chamberlain, remains member for life[3]
Baroness Clark of Kilwinning Labour 24 May 2022 Life peer Former MP for North Ayrshire and Arran from 2005 to 2015
Lord Collins of Mapesbury Crossbench 11 May 2022 Law life peer Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2009), Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (2009–2011)
Lord Darroch of Kew Crossbench 1 September 2022 Life peer Former British Ambassador to the United States
Lord Davies of Abersoch Non-affiliated 9 June 2022 Life peer Former minister of state for trade promotion and investment, former chairman of Standard Chartered Bank and Nordic Windpower, currently chairman of PineBridge Investments and partner at Corsair Private Equity partners
Lord Feldman of Elstree Conservative 22 June 2020 Life peer Chief executive and former managing director of Jayroma (London) Ltd, former chairman of the Conservative Party
Lord Fink Conservative 11 May 2022 Life peer CEO and chairman of the Man Group, the largest listed hedge fund company in the world
Lord Freud Conservative 16 December 2021 Life peer Former vice-chairman of investing banking at UBS AG
Lord Goldsmith Labour 29 December 2021 Life peer Former Attorney General
Lord Hague of Richmond Conservative 31 January 2021 Life peer Former MP and former Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Hanningfield Non-affiliated 14 June 2022 Life peer Former leader of Essex County Council and former chair of the Council of Local Education Authorities and former leader of the Association of County Councils, co-founder of local government think-tank Localis
Lord Hardie Crossbench 4 July 2016 Life peer Former Lord Advocate and former Senator of the College of Justice
Baroness Howarth of Breckland Crossbench 16 May 2022 Life peer Chair of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, former chief executive of ChildLine and vice-chair of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Lord Irvine of Lairg Labour 23 May 2022 Life peer Former Lord Chancellor
Baroness King of Bow Labour 12 May 2021 Life peer Former MP for Bethnal Green and Bow from 1997 to 2005
Lord Leitch Labour 14 July 2022 Life peer Chairman of Bupa, Scottish Widows and Intrinsic Financial Services, former chairman and chief executive of Zurich's British operations
Lord Livermore Labour 31 July 2020 Life peer Strategy and communications consultant
Lord Llewellyn of Steep Conservative 1 November 2016 Life peer UK Ambassador to Italy, former UK Ambassador to France and former Downing Street Chief of Staff
Lord Malloch-Brown Crossbench 25 May 2022 Life peer Former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and briefly Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Lord Mance Crossbench 31 December 2021 Law life peer Former Deputy President (2017–2018) and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (2009–2018) and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2005–2009)
Baroness Morgan of Ely Labour 12 May 2021 Life peer Member of the Senedd, Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University and former MEP
Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury Crossbench 10 January 2022 Law life peer Former President of the Supreme Court (2012–2017), Master of the Rolls (2009–2012) and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2007–2009)
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Non-affiliated 16 May 2022 Life peer Investment manager
Lord O'Shaughnessy Conservative 17 December 2021 Life peer Director of Policy to Prime Minister David Cameron
Lord Palumbo of Southwark Liberal Democrat  18 August 2021 Life peer Businessman and novelist
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers Crossbench 31 December 2021 Law life peer President of the Supreme Court (2009–2012), Senior Law Lord (2008—2009), Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2005–2008), Master of the Rolls (2000–2005), Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1999–2000)
Lord Plant of Highfield Labour 14 June 2022 Life peer Professor of Jurisprudence and Philosophy at King's College London and former Professor of European Political Thought at the University of Southampton
Lord Prior of Brampton Non-affiliated 6 June 2022 Life peer Former MP
Baroness Quin Labour 16 May 2022 Life peer Chair of the Franco-British Council (British Section); former MP and Minister of State for Europe
Baroness Scotland of Asthal Labour 9 June 2022 Life peer Commonwealth Secretary-General, former Attorney General for England and Wales and former Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Baroness Shields Conservative 16 May 2022 Life peer Former digital adviser to David Cameron, former CEO of Tech City UK
Lord Stevenson of Coddenham Crossbench 5 September 2022 Life peer Chairman of Manocap, former chairman of Aerfi, Pearson and HBOS
Baroness Vadera Non-affiliated 16 May 2022 Life peer Investment banker and economist, chair of Prudential plc, former chair of Santander UK, former government adviser

Peers disqualified[edit]

Under section 137(3) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, holders of certain judicial offices who are peers are disqualified from sitting and voting in the House of Lords while in office.[4] The following peers are currently subject to this provision.

Lord Party Disqualified since Type Notes
Lord Boyd of Duncansby  Non-affiliated  28 June 2012 Life peer Judge, Outer House of the Court of Session in the Supreme Courts of Scotland
Lord Burnett of Maldon Non-affiliated 30 October 2017  Life peer  Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
Lord Reed of Allermuir Crossbench 11 January 2020 Life peer President of the Supreme Court

Peer suspended[edit]

The following peer is currently suspended from the House under section 12 of the Standing Orders, in implementation of section 1 of the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015.

Lord Party Suspended since Type Notes
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass  Independent Ulster Unionist  7 December 2020  Life peer  Suspended for "at least 18 months"[5]

Ceased to be members[edit]

In addition to the surviving hereditary peers excluded under the House of Lords Act 1999 and retired Lords Spiritual, there are a number of living peers who have permanently ceased to be members of the House.

Resigned[edit]

Under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, peers may permanently retire or otherwise resign their membership of the House.[6] The following peers have exercised that right and are still living:[7]

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Lord Grenfell[8] Labour 1 October 2014 Life peer Hereditary peer who sat by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Grenfell of Kilvey
Previously retired under the Resolution of the House of 27 June 2011 on 31 March 2014
Lady Saltoun of Abernethy[9] Crossbench 12 December 2014 Hereditary peer
Lord Lloyd of Berwick Crossbench 27 March 2015 Law life peer Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Lord Nickson Crossbench 27 March 2015 Life peer
Lord Ashcroft Conservative 3 April 2015 Life peer
Lord Hope of Thornes Crossbench 30 April 2015 Life peer Former Archbishop of York
Lord Sharman Liberal Democrat 30 April 2015 Life peer
Viscount Tenby Crossbench 1 May 2015 Hereditary peer
Lord Phillips of Sudbury Liberal Democrat 7 May 2015 Life peer
Lord Edmiston Conservative 22 July 2015 Life peer
Baroness Wilkins Labour 23 July 2015 Life peer
Lord Sewel Non-affiliated 30 July 2015 Life peer Former Chairman of Committees
Lord Simpson of Dunkeld Labour 30 July 2015 Life peer
Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Conservative 18 September 2015  Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for National Heritage and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Liberal Democrat 12 February 2016 Life peer
Lord Cameron of Lochbroom Crossbench 21 April 2016 Life peer Former Lord Advocate
Baroness Perry of Southwark Conservative 26 May 2016 Life peer
Lord Hurd of Westwell Conservative 9 June 2016 Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Home Secretary
Baroness Sharp of Guildford Liberal Democrat  31 July 2016 Life peer
Lord Scott of Foscote Crossbench 21 December 2016 Law life peer Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Lord Macdonald of Tradeston Labour 27 April 2017 Life peer
Lord Hattersley Labour 19 May 2017 Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Marquess of Salisbury Conservative 8 June 2017 Life peer Hereditary peer who sat by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Gascoyne-Cecil
Formerly known as Viscount Cranborne; former MP and Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Simon of Highbury Non-affiliated 9 June 2017 Life peer
Earl of Mar and Kellie Liberal Democrat 30 June 2017 Life peer Hereditary peer who sat by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Erskine of Alloa Tower
Lord Lloyd-Webber Conservative 17 October 2017 Life peer Composer and impresario of musical theatre
Baroness Paisley of St George's Democratic Unionist  30 October 2017 Life peer
Lord Tanlaw Conservative 3 November 2017 Life peer
Lord Condon Crossbench 21 December 2017 Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth Conservative 22 December 2017 Life peer
Lord Blyth of Rowington Conservative 1 January 2018 Life peer
Lord Clinton-Davis Labour 10 January 2018 Life peer Former MP and European Commissioner
Lord Sanderson of Bowden Conservative 29 March 2018 Life peer
Lord Renwick of Clifton Crossbench 31 March 2018 Life peer Former British ambassador to the United States and to South Africa
Lord Kirkhill Labour 30 April 2018 Life peer
Lord Glentoran Conservative 1 June 2018 Hereditary peer
Baroness Blood Labour 4 September 2018 Life peer
Baroness Richardson of Calow Crossbench 20 December 2018 Life peer
Lord Higgins Conservative 1 January 2019 Life peer Former MP
Baroness Howells of St Davids Labour 10 January 2019 Life peer
Lord Mogg Crossbench 14 January 2019 Life peer
Lord Cullen of Whitekirk Crossbench 1 February 2019 Life peer Former Lord President of the Court of Session
Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conservative 25 February 2019 Life peer Former MP
Lord Ouseley Crossbench 24 May 2019 Life peer
Baroness Gould of Potternewton Labour 22 July 2019 Life peer
Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market  Conservative 26 July 2019 Life peer Former MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Education and Science and Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Palumbo Conservative 2 September 2019 Life peer
Lord Carswell Crossbench 29 October 2019 Law life peer Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Baroness Emerton Crossbench 1 November 2019 Life peer
Earl of Crawford and Balcarres Conservative 28 November 2019 Life peer Hereditary peer who sat by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Balniel; former MP
Lord Vallance of Tummel Liberal Democrat 13 January 2020 Life peer
Lord Steel of Aikwood Non-affiliated 27 March 2020 Life peer Former MP, Leader of the Liberal Party and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
Lord Brookman Labour 2 April 2020 Life peer
Countess of Mar Crossbench 1 May 2020 Hereditary peer 
Baroness Byford Conservative 5 May 2020 Life peer
Lord Cope of Berkeley Conservative 13 May 2020 Life peer Former MP and Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Lord Woolmer of Leeds Labour 26 May 2020 Life peer Former MP
Lord Luce Crossbench 29 June 2020 Life peer Former MP, Lord Chamberlain and Governor of Gibraltar
Lord Morris of Handsworth Labour 21 July 2020 Life peer
Baroness Hanham Conservative 22 July 2020 Life peer
Lord Darling of Roulanish Labour 28 July 2020 Life peer Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Jones of Birmingham Crossbench 31 August 2020 Life peer
Lord Williams of Oystermouth Crossbench 31 August 2020 Life peer Formerly Archbishop of Canterbury
Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Liberal Democrat 2 September 2020 Life peer Former MP
Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony Crossbench 14 September 2020 Life peer Former Justice of the Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls
Lord Freeman Conservative 1 October 2020 Life peer Former MP
Lord Elton Conservative 29 October 2020 Hereditary peer
Lord Ahmed Non-affiliated 14 November 2020 Life peer
Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank Crossbench 1 December 2020 Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Haskins Crossbench 1 December 2020 Life peer
Baroness Wilcox Conservative 17 December 2020 Life peer
Lord Cavendish of Furness Conservative 1 January 2021 Life peer
Lord Wilson of Tillyorn Crossbench 12 February 2021 Life peer Former Governor of Hong Kong
Baroness Tonge Non-affiliated 19 February 2021 Life peer Former MP
Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe Crossbench 17 March 2021 Law life peer Former Justice of the Supreme Court
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour 9 April 2021 Life peer Former Minister of State for Europe and for Africa and the United Nations
Lord Ryder of Wensum Conservative 12 April 2021 Life peer Former MP
Lord Sainsbury of Turville Labour 1 July 2021 Life peer
Lord Beecham Labour 1 September 2021 Life peer
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn Conservative 15 September 2021 Life peer
Lord Puttnam Labour 27 October 2021 Life peer
Lord Tyler Liberal Democrat 28 October 2021 Life peer
Lord Hunt of Chesterton Labour 30 October 2021 Life peer
Baroness Hilton of Eggardon Labour 5 November 2021 Life peer
Lord Broers Crossbench 17 December 2021 Life peer
Viscount Ridley Conservative 17 December 2021 Hereditary peer
Lord Coe Conservative 31 January 2022 Life peer Former MP
Lord Rotherwick Conservative 1 February 2022 Hereditary peer
Lord Fellowes Crossbench 10 February 2022 Life peer
Lord Tebbit Conservative 31 March 2022 Life peer Former MP
Lord Lea of Crondall Non-affiliated 7 April 2022 Life peer Former assistant general secretary of the Trades Union Congress
Lord Young of Graffham Conservative 27 April 2022 Life peer
Lord Brabazon of Tara Conservative 28 April 2022 Hereditary peer Former Chairman of Committees
Lord Oxburgh Crossbench 28 April 2022 Life peer Geophysicist and geologist, former head of the department of earth sciences at the University of Cambridge, former president of the Geological Society of London
Lord Moonie Non-affiliated 28 April 2022 Life peer Former clinical pharmacologist and community medicine specialist. Former MP for Kirkcaldy (1987–2005).
Lord Lang of Monkton Conservative 30 June 2022 Life peer Former MP and President of the Board of Trade, current chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments and future chairman of the board of directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc
Lord Harrison Labour 11 July 2022 Life peer Former MEP for Cheshire West (1989-1999), former councilor on Cheshire County Council (1981-1990)
Lord Vinson Conservative 13 July 2022 Life peer Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Viscount Ullswater Conservative 20 July 2022 Hereditary peer Former Minister of State for Housing and former Private Secretary to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Lord Colwyn Conservative 21 July 2022 Hereditary peer Dentist
Earl of Listowel Crossbench 21 July 2022 Hereditary peer Sat as Baron Hare in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Astor of Hever Conservative 22 July 2022 Hereditary peer Businessman, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Life Guards officer.
Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative 22 July 2022 Life peer Lord Clerk Register, Formerly Lord Chancellor and Law Lord, Lord Advocate, a former judge of the Court of Session and editor-in-chief of Halsbury's Laws of England

Removed for non-attendance[edit]

Under section 2 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, peers who fail to attend any sittings of the House during a whole parliamentary session cease to be members of the House at the start of the next session. The following peers have been subject to this provision since the Act came into force and are still living:[10]

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Baroness Thomas of Walliswood  Liberal Democrat  18 May 2016 Life peer
Lord Selsdon Conservative 11 May 2021 Hereditary peer 

Resigned under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010[edit]

Under section 41 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, peers are automatically and compulsorily treated as domiciled in the United Kingdom for tax purposes. Section 42 allowed peers who did not wish to comply with the provision to choose within three months of the act coming into force to give notice with the same effect as to resign and retire from the House of Lords.[11] The following peers opted to exercise that right and are still living:[7]

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Lord Laidlaw Conservative 15 April 2010  Life peer  Retains tax residency (domicile) in Monaco; also lives in South Africa and in the United Kingdom.
Baroness Dunn Crossbench 30 June 2010 Life peer Retains tax residency (domicile) in Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China).
Lord Foster of Thames Bank  Crossbench 6 July 2010 Life peer Retains tax residency (domicile) in Switzerland.

Recently deceased[edit]

The following life peers and elected hereditary peers have died since September 2021:[12]

Name Party Ceased to be member
(if applicable)
Date of Death Type
Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden  Conservative 21 July 2016 5 November 2021 Life peer
Lord Denham Conservative 26 April 2021 1 December 2021 Hereditary peer
Lord McKenzie of Luton Labour 2 December 2021 Life peer
Lord Rogers of Riverside Labour 11 May 2021 18 December 2021  Life peer
Lord Hughes of Woodside Labour 7 January 2022 Life peer
Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover  Conservative 14 January 2022 Life peer
Lord Myners Crossbench 16 January 2022 Life peer
Lord Fearn Liberal Democrat 11 July 2018 24 January 2022 Life peer
Lord Chidgey Liberal Democrat 15 February 2022 Life peer
Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench 2 June 2020 22 March 2022 Life peer
Baroness Knight of Collingtree Conservative 24 March 2016 6 April 2022 Life peer
Lord Plumb Conservative 3 November 2017 15 April 2022 Life peer
Lord Cobbold Crossbench 13 October 2014 10 May 2022 Hereditary peer
Baroness Afshar Crossbench 12 May 2022 Life peer
Baroness Sharples Conservative 18 December 2017 19 May 2022 Life peer
Lord Swinfen Conservative 5 June 2022 Hereditary peer
Baroness Greengross Crossbench 23 June 2022 Life peer
Lord Inge Crossbench 25 April 2016 20 July 2022 Life peer
Lord Trimble Conservative 25 July 2022 Life peer
Earl of Home Conservative 22 August 2022 Hereditary peer
Lord Radice Labour 1 August 2022 26 August 2022 Life peer
Lord Sheikh Conservative 22 September 2022 Life peer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standing Orders of the House of Lords".
  2. ^ "House of Lords, Official Website - Members of the House of Lords granted leave of absence".
  3. ^ The Marquess of Cholmondeley parliament.uk
  4. ^ Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Section 137 (3) at legislation.gov.uk
  5. ^ "Conduct Committee Report Volume 808". House of Lords Hansard. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020. That, in accordance with Standing Order 12, Lord Maginnis of Drumglass be suspended from the service of the House for a period of at least 18 months and until the Conduct Committee confirms that he has satisfactorily completed the other requirements of the sanction
  6. ^ House of Lords Reform Act 2014 s 1.
  7. ^ a b "Retired members of the House of Lords". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  8. ^ https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/141013-0001.htm Lords Hansard for 13 October 2014
  9. ^ "House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 27 October 2014". Publications.parliament.uk. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Non-attending Lords". Parliament.uk.
  11. ^ Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 s 42.
  12. ^ "Deceased Lords". Parliament.uk.

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