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.

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).

Bishopric Name Summoned
to Lords
Bishop since
Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby 2011 2011
Lord Archbishop of York John Sentamu 2005 2002
Lord Bishop of London Richard Chartres 1996 1992
Lord Bishop of Durham Paul Butler 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of Winchester Tim Dakin 2012 2012
Lord Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart 2010 2006
Lord Bishop of Bristol Mike Hill 2009 2003
Lord Bishop of Carlisle James Newcome 2013 2009
Lord Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of Chester Peter Forster 2001 1996
Lord Bishop of Coventry Christopher Cocksworth 2013 2008
Lord Bishop of Derby Alastair Redfern 2010 2005
Lord Bishop of Ely Stephen Conway 2014 2006
Lord Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Treweek 2015 2015
Lord Bishop of Leeds Nick Baines 2014 2003
Lord Bishop of Newcastle Christine Hardman 2015 2015
Lord Bishop of Norwich Graham James 2004 1999
Lord Bishop of Oxford Steven Croft 2013 2009
Lord Bishop of Peterborough Donald Allister 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of Portsmouth Christopher Foster 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of Rochester James Langstaff 2014 2010
Lord Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith 2013 2009
Lord Bishop of Salisbury Nick Holtam 2014 2011
Lord Bishop of Southwark Christopher Chessun 2014 2011
Lord Bishop of Truro Tim Thornton 2013 2009
Lord Bishop of Worcester John Inge 2012 2008

Lords Temporal[edit]

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

Peer Party Type Notes
Lord Aberdare Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Baroness Adams of Craigielea Labour Life peer Former MP for Paisley North from 1990 to 2005
Lord Addington Liberal Democrats Hereditary peer
Lord Adebowale Crossbencher Life peer Member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Lord Adonis Non-affiliated Life peer Former Secretary of State for Transport, previously a Labour Peer 2005–15, sits as a Crossbencher since his appointment to lead the National Infrastructure Commission in 2015
Baroness Afshar Crossbencher Life peer Commissioner of the UK Drug Policy Commission
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Conservative Life peer Former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party
Lord Ahmed Non-affiliated Life peer Expelled from the Labour Party after being jailed for dangerous driving
Lord Alderdice Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and former leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Lord Allan of Hallam Liberal Democrats Life peer Former chair of the Information Select Committee in the House of Commons
Lord Allen of Kensington Labour Life peer Chairman of Executive Board of the Labour Party
Lord Alli Labour Life peer First openly gay peer in parliament
Lord Alliance Liberal Democrats Life peer Chairman of N Brown Group
Baroness Altmann Conservative Life peer Pensions expert and campaigner
Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbencher Life peer Former MP for Liverpool Mossley Hill from 1983 to 1997
Lord Anderson of Swansea Labour Life peer Former MP for Swansea East from 1974 to 2005
Baroness Andrews 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 Conservative Life peer Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and former Government Chief Whip in the Lords
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Conservative Life peer Former MP for Wanstead & Woodford 1987-1997 and for North East Hampshire 1997-2015.
Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare Non-affiliated Life peer Conservative whip withdrawn following conviction for perjury in 2000
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Labour Life peer Former MP for North West Durham from 1987 to 2010
Lord Armstrong of Ilminster Crossbencher Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Earl of Arran Conservative Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Sudley in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of the Liberal Democrats and United Nations High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lord Ashton of Hyde Conservative Hereditary peer
Viscount Astor Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Astor of Hever Conservative Hereditary peer
Earl Attlee Conservative Hereditary peer Government whip
Lord Bach Labour Life peer Former parliamentary under-secretary of state in several departments and former Minister of State for Defence Procurement
Lord Baker of Dorking Conservative Life peer Former Home Secretary, former Secretary of State for Education and Science and former of the Environment
Baroness Bakewell Labour Life peer Writer and broadcaster
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Liberal Democrats Life peer Councillor of South Somerset District Council
Earl Baldwin of Bewdley Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Balfe Conservative Life peer Former Member of the European Parliament for London from 1979 to 2004
Lord Bamford Conservative Life peer Chairman of JCB
Baroness Barker Liberal Democrats Life peer Liberal Democrats spokesperson on health matters
Lord Barker of Battle Conservative Life peer Former MP for Bexhill & Battle 2001-2015
Lord Bassam of Brighton Labour Life peer Labour Chief Whip in the Lords. Former leader of Brighton Council
Lord Beecham Labour Life peer Former chairman of the Labour Party's National Executive Committee
Lord Beith Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1973 to 2015
Lord Bell Conservative Life peer Advertising and public relations executive who advised Margaret Thatcher for her three successful general election campaigns
Baroness Benjamin Liberal Democrats Life peer Actress, author and television presenter
Lord Berkeley Labour Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Gueterbock
Lord Berkeley of Knighton Crossbencher Life peer Composer and music broadcaster
Baroness Berridge Conservative Life peer Former Executive Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship
Lord Best Crossbencher Life peer President of the Local Government Association
Lord Bew Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Irish Politics at Queen's University Belfast
Lord Bhattacharyya Labour Life peer Founder of the Warwick Manufacturing Group
Lord Bichard Crossbencher Life peer Former permanent secretary for the Department for Education (and later the Department for Education and Employment)
Lord Bilimoria Crossbencher Life peer Founder and chairman of Cobra Beer
Baroness Billingham Labour Life peer Former Member of the European Parliament for Northamptonshire and Blaby from 1994 to 1999
Lord Bird Crossbencher Life peer Social entrepreneur and founder of The Big Issue
Lord Birt Crossbencher Life peer Former Director-General of the BBC
Lord Black of Brentwood Conservative Life peer Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group
Baroness Blackstone Labour Life peer Former Minister for Education and Minister for the Arts
Lord Blackwell Conservative Life peer Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit under the government of John Major from 1995 to 1997
Lord Blair of Boughton Crossbencher Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Lord Blencartha Conservative Life peer Former opposition chief whip
Baroness Blood Labour Life peer First woman in Northern Ireland to be given a life peerage
Lord Blunkett Labour Life peer Former MP for Sheffield Brightside 1987-2015. Cabinet minister 1997-2004 & 2005. Former Home Secretary.
Lord Boateng Labour Life peer Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and British High Commissioner to South Africa
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Liberal Democrats Life peer Lead Liberal Democrats spokesperson on Culture, Media and Sport in the House of Lords
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbencher Life peer Former Speaker of the House of Commons
Lord Borrie Labour Life peer Former head of the Office of Fair Trading from 1976 to 1992
Lord Borwick Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Boswell of Aynho Non-affiliated Life peer Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for Health and former Secretary of State for National Heritage
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth 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 Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Member of the European Parliament for South East England
Lord Bowness Conservative Life peer Former leader of Croydon London Borough Council
Lord Boyce Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Brabazon of Tara Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Bradley Labour Life peer Former MP for Manchester Withington from 1987 to 2005
Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrats Life peer Liberal Democrats spokesperson on transport in the House of Lords
Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge Conservative Life peer Vice-chairman of West Ham United FC and senior non-executive director of the Syco and Arcadia brands
Lord Bragg Labour Life peer Broadcaster and author
Lord Brennan Labour Life peer Chair of the APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Viscount Bridgeman Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Bridges of Headley Conservative Life peer Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
Baroness Brinton Liberal Democrats Life peer Executive Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England
Lord Broers Crossbencher Life peer Former president of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe 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 Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Brookman Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation from 1993 to 1999
Lord Brougham and Vaux Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Brown of Cambridge Crossbencher Life peer Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Crossbencher Law life peer Justice of the Supreme Court (2009–2012), Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2004–2009)
Lord Browne of Belmont Democratic Unionist Party Life peer Former Member of the Legislative Assembly for Belfast East from 2007 to 2011
Lord Browne of Madingley Crossbencher Life peer Former chief executive of BP from 1995 to 2007
Baroness Browning Conservative Life peer Former MP for Tiverton and Honiton from 1997 to 2010
Lord Bruce of Bennachie Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Gordon from 1983 to 2015, President of the Scottish Liberal Democrats
Lord Burnett Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Torridge and West Devon from 1997 to 2005
Lord Burns Crossbencher Life peer Former chief economic advisor and permanent secretary at the treasury
Baroness Burt of Solihull Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Solihull from 2005 to 2015
Baroness Buscombe Conservative Life peer Chair of the Press Complaints Commission
Lord Butler of Brockwell Crossbencher Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbencher Life peer Former Lady Justice of Appeal and former president of the Family Division of the High Court
Baroness Byford Conservative Life peer Conservative spokesperson on Food, Farming and Rural Affairs from 1997 to 2007 in the House of Lords
Earl of Caithness Conservative Hereditary peer Chief of Clan Sinclair
Lord Callanan Conservative Life peer Former Conservative MEP for North East of England
Lord Cameron of Dillington Crossbencher Life peer President of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, former chair of the Countryside Agency
Baroness Campbell of Loughborough Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of UK Sport
Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for North East Fife from 1987 to 2015
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton Crossbencher 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 Labour Life peer Former MP for Workington from 1979 to 2001
Lord Carey of Clifton Crossbencher Life peer Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Lord Carlile of Berriew Liberal Democrats Life peer Deputy High Court Judge, Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, president of the Howard League for Penal Reform,
Lord Carrington Conservative Life peer Former Secretary General of NATO, former Secretaries of State for Defence, Foreign Affairs and Energy, former First Lord of the Admiralty; hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Carington of Upton
Lord Carrington of Fulham Conservative Life peer Former MP for Fulham from 1987 to 1997
Lord Carswell Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Lord Carter of Barnes Labour 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 Labour Life peer Chairman of the NHS Pathology review panel
Lord Cashman Labour Life peer Former MEP for West Midlands, former actor
Earl Cathcart Conservative Hereditary peer Chief of the Name and Arms of Clan Cathcart
Lord Cavendish of Furness Conservative Life peer Former High Sheriff of Cumbria and a member of the Cumbria County Council, current Chairman of the Holker Estate Group and President of South Cumbria Rivers Trust
Lord Chadlington Conservative Life peer Former chairman, former chief executive and currently executive director of Huntsworth; former director of Halifax
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Conservative Life peer Former Minister of State for Overseas Development
Viscount Chandos Labour Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Lyttelton of Aldershot
Lord Chidgey Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Eastleigh from 1994 to 2005
Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen Conservative Life peer Co-chairman of the Conservative candidates committee
Lord Christopher 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
Earl of Clancarty Crossbencher Hereditary peer Sits as Viscount Clancarty, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Clark of Windermere Labour Life peer Former Chair of the Forestry Commission
Lord Clarke of Hampstead Labour Life peer Former chairman of the Labour Party, former Deputy General Secretary of the Union of Communication Workers
Lord Clement-Jones Liberal Democrats Life peer Former head of legal services and legal director in LWT and Grand Metropolitan respectively and former group secretary of Kingfisher plc, chairman of Environmental Context Ltd
Lord Clinton-Davis Labour Life peer Former European Commissioner for environment, consumer protection and transport
Lord Coe Conservative Life peer Athlete and chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations
Baroness Cohen of Pimlico Labour Life peer Author and former governor of the BBC
Lord Collins of Highbury Labour Life peer Former Assistant General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Collins of Mapesbury Non-affiliated Life peer Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2009), Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (2009–2011)
Viscount Colville of Culross Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Colwyn Conservative Hereditary peer Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal Society of Medicine, former president of the Huntingdon's Disease Association, the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, the Arterial Health Foundation, of the Metropolitan branch of the British Dental Association and practising dentist for forty years
Lord Condon Crossbencher Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Lord Cooper of Windrush Conservative Life peer Vice-chairman of West Ham United FC and senior non-executive director of the Syco and Arcadia brands
Lord Cope of Berkeley Conservative Life peer Former Paymaster General
Earl of Cork and Orrery Crossbencher 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 Conservative Life peer Former chairman of the Northern Ireland Select Committee
Baroness Corston Labour Life peer Former Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party
Lord Cotter Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Weston-super-Mare from 1997 to 2005
Earl of Courtown Conservative Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Saltersford, in the Peerage of Great Britain; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Baroness Coussins Crossbencher Life peer Former chief executive of the Portman Group
Baroness Cox Crossbencher Life peer Founder and CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
Lord Craig of Radley Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Viscount Craigavon Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Crathorne Conservative Hereditary peer Former director of (variously) Blakeney Hotels Ltd, Woodhouse Securities Ltd, Hand Picked Hotels, Cliveden Ltd.
Baroness Crawley Labour Life peer Former Chair of the Women's National Commission
Lord Crickhowell Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for Wales
Lord Crisp Crossbencher Life peer Former chief executive of the NHS
Lord Cromwell Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Cullen of Whitekirk Crossbencher Life peer Former Lord Justice General and former Lord President of the Court of Session, both senior positions in the Scottish judiciary
Baroness Cumberlege Conservative Life peer Vice President of the Royal Colleges of Nursing and Midwives
Lord Cunningham of Felling Labour Life peer Former Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Lord Currie of Marylebone Crossbencher Life peer Former Chairman of Ofcom
Lord Curry of Kirkharle Crossbencher Life peer Current Chair of NFU Mutual
Baroness D'Souza Non-affiliated Life peer Current Lord Speaker, formerly Convenor of the Crossbench peers
Lord Dannatt Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the General Staff of the British Army
Lord Darling of Roulanish Labour Life peer Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Darzi of Denham Labour Life peer Professor of Surgery at Imperial College London
Lord Davidson of Glen Clova 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
Lord Davies of Abersoch Labour 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 Davies of Coity Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of USDAW
Lord Davies of Oldham Labour Life peer Former Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords from 2003 to 2010 and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Lord Davies of Stamford Labour Life peer Former Minister of State for Defence Equipment and Support, former diplomat
Lord De Mauley Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of SOGAT, former chair of the Housing Corporation and former vice-chair of University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
Lord Dear Crossbencher Life peer Former HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and former chief constable of West Midlands police
Lord Deben Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for the Environment, Minister of State for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Chairman of environment consultancy company Sancroft International and of Veolia Water
Baroness Deech Crossbencher Life peer Gresham Professor of Law at Gresham College
Lord Deighton Conservative Life peer Chief Executive, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Lord Denham Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Desai Labour Life peer Professor Emeritus of Economics at the London School of Economics
Lord Dholakia Liberal Democrats Life peer Chair of Nacro
Lord Dixon-Smith Conservative Life peer Former Chairman of Essex County Council
Lord Dobbs Conservative Life peer Author
Baroness Donaghy Labour Life peer Former chair of ACAS,
Lord Donoughue Labour Life peer Visiting Professor of Government at the London School of Economics
Baroness Doocey Liberal Democrats Life peer Chair of the London Assembly and has run DD Enterprises Management Consultancy
Baroness Drake Labour Life peer Former President of the Trades Union Congress and commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Lord Drayson Labour Life peer Co-founder and former chief executive of PowderJect Pharmaceuticals
Lord Dubs Labour Life peer Former director of the Refugee Council, former chair of Liberty and former chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission
Earl of Dundee Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Dunlop Conservative Life peer Current Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
Lord Dykes Non-affiliated Life peer Former MP for Harrow East from 1970 to 1997
Lord Eames Crossbencher Life peer Former Archbishop of Armagh
Baroness Eaton Conservative Life peer Chairman of the Local Government Association
Lord Eatwell Labour Life peer Former Professor of Financial Policy at Judge Business School
Baroness Eccles of Moulton Conservative Life peer As the wife of Viscount Eccles, she is also entitled to the style "Vicountess Eccles"
Viscount Eccles Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Elder Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Scottish Labour Party
Lord Elis-Thomas Plaid Cymru Life peer Former Presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales, former leader of Plaid Cymru
Lord Elton Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbencher Life peer Former circuit judge
Baroness Emerton Crossbencher Life peer Former Chancellor and Chief Commander of St John Ambulance and former Chief Nursing Officer of South East Thames Regional Health Authority
Lord Empey Ulster Unionist Party Life peer Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
Earl of Erroll Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park 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 Labour Life peer Chairman of several publishing companies
Lord Evans of Weardale Crossbencher Life peer Former Director of the Security Service
Lord Fairfax of Cameron Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Falconer of Thoroton Labour Life peer Former Lord Chancellor
Baroness Falkender Labour Life peer Former Political Secretary to Harold Wilson
Viscount Falkland Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Baroness Falkner of Margravine Liberal Democrats Life peer Chief executive of Student Partnerships Worldwide
Baroness Fall Conservative Life peer Current Downing Street Chief of Staff
Lord Farmer Conservative Life peer Founding partner of RK Mine Finance group, trustee of the Kingham Hill Trust and Conservative Party co-treasurer
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton Labour Life peer Former member of the Council of Europe and a councillor in local government
Lord Faulkner of Worcester Labour Life peer Communications advisor to the Leader of the Labour Party in the 1987, 1992 and 1997 general elections
Lord Faulks Conservative Life peer Recorder
Lord Fearn Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Southport from 1987 to 1992 and 1997 to 2001
Baroness Featherstone Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green from 2005 to 2015
Lord Feldman Conservative Life peer Former Director of The Young Entrepreneurs Fund
Lord Feldman of Elstree Conservative Life peer Chief executive and former managing director of Jayroma (London) Ltd, former chairman of the Conservative Party
Lord Fellowes Crossbencher Life peer Chair of the Prison Reform Trust and former Private Secretary to the Queen
Lord Fellowes of West Stafford 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 Filkin Labour Life peer Former parliamentary under-secretary of state in various government departments
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Cardiff University School of Medicine and former president of the Royal Society of Medicine
Lord Fink Conservative Life peer CEO and chairman of the Man Group, the largest listed hedge fund company in the world
Lord Finkelstein Conservative Life peer Current Executive Editor of The Times
Baroness Finn Conservative Life peer Former special adviser at the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Baroness Flather Crossbencher Life peer First Asian woman to receive a peerage
Lord Flight Conservative Life peer Former MP for Arundel and South Downs from 1997 to 2005
Baroness Fookes Conservative Life peer Former Chair of the RSPCA and former deputy speaker of the House of Commons
Baroness Ford Non-affiliated 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 the Epilepsy Action
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for Scotland
Lord Foster of Bath Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Bath from 1992 to 2015
Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland Labour Life peer Former opposition chief whip in the Commons
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour Life peer Member of the Scottish Parliament, former chairman of Hearts Football club and President of the Caribbean Britain Business Council
Lord Fowler Conservative Life peer Former chairman of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee
Lord Fox Liberal Democrats Life peer PR director at GKN engineering and former Liberal Democrat chief executive
Lord Framlingham Conservative Life peer Former deputy Speaker in the House of Commons
Lord Freeman Conservative Life peer Former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Lord Freud Conservative Life peer Former vice-chairman of investing banking at UBS AG
Lord Freyberg Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Baroness Fritchie Crossbencher Life peer Honorary Professor of Creative Leadership at the University of York and six other Universities
Baroness Gale Labour Life peer President of National Association of Old Age Pensioners, Wales and President of Treherbert and District British Legion
Baroness Garden of Frognal Liberal Democrats Life peer Vice President of the Institute of Export
Lord Gardiner of Kimble Conservative Life peer Deputy chief executive of the Countryside Alliance
Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative Life peer Australian-born dentist
Lord Garel-Jones Conservative Life peer Former whip in the House of Commons and Minister for Europe
Lord Geddes Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord German Liberal Democrats Life peer Former deputy First Minister of Wales
Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen Labour Life peer Former President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Lord Giddens 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 Conservative Life peer Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
Earl of Glasgow Liberal Democrats Hereditary peer
Lord Glasman Labour Life peer Senior lecturer in political theory at London Metropolitan University
Lord Glenarthur Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Glendonbrook Conservative Life peer Owner of BMI
Lord Glentoran Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Goddard of Stockport Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of Stockport Council
Lord Gold Conservative Life peer Lawyer
Baroness Goldie Conservative Life peer Former Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party in the Scottish Parliament from 2005 until 2011
Baroness Golding Labour Life peer Radiographer and former Member of Parliament
Lord Goldsmith Labour Life peer Former Attorney General
Lord Goodlad Conservative Life peer Former chairman of the Constitution Committee
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Labour Life peer Former political editor of STV, former managing director of Radio Clyde, former chief executive and chair of Scottish Radio Holdings, currently chair of Johnston Press plc, Radio Audience Research and AIM Trust Plc
Viscount Goschen Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Goudie 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
Baroness Gould of Potternewton Labour Life peer Former pharmacist, former director of organisation for the Labour Party and former executive member of the Women's National Commission
Lord Grabiner Non-affiliated Life peer Head of Chambers at One Essex Court and deputy High Court Judge
Lord Grade of Yarmouth Conservative Life peer Former Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors
Lord Graham of Edmonton Labour Life peer Former National Secretary and President of the congress of the Co-operative Party and President of the Institute of Meat
Lord Grantchester Labour Hereditary peer Former director of Littlewoods and former chairman of the Dairy Farmers of Britain,
Lord Greaves Liberal Democrats Life peer Former member of Lancashire County Council for 25 years
Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint Conservative Life peer Former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc
Lord Green of Deddington Crossbencher Life peer Former British Ambassador
Baroness Greenfield Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University and former director of the Royal Institution
Baroness Greengross Crossbencher Life peer Former director-general of Age Concern England
Lord Greenway Crossbencher Hereditary peer Former chairman of The World Ship Trust
Baroness Grender Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Head of Communications for the Liberal Democrats
Baroness Grey-Thompson Crossbencher Life peer Former paralympic athlete
Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Labour Life peer Former President of the Methodist Congress
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Conservative Life peer Vice-president of the Nature in Art trust and vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs International
Lord Grocott Labour Life peer Former presenter and producer at Central Television and former MP
Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Hague of Richmond Conservative Life peer Former MP and former Leader of the House of Commons
Viscount Hailsham 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 Labour Life peer Former MP for Neath from 1991 to 2015
Lord Hall of Birkenhead Crossbencher 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
Lord Hameed Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of Alpha Hospital Group, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the London International Hospital, former Executive Director & 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 Conservative Life peer Former MP and former chairman of the 1922 Committee
Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrats Life peer Vice president of Parity and
Baroness Hanham Conservative Life peer Chairman of St. Mary's Hospital NHS Trust and Westminster Primary Care Trust, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Communities and Local Government
Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbencher Life peer Former senior diplomat
Lord Hanningfield Non-affiliated 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
Viscount Hanworth Labour Hereditary peer
Baroness Harding of Winscombe Conservative Life peer Chief executive of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC
Lord Harries of Pentregarth Crossbencher Life peer Gresham Professor of Divinity, former Church of England 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 Harris of Haringey 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 Conservative Life peer Chairman of Carpetright Plc
Baroness Harris of Richmond Liberal Democrats 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 Harrison Labour Life peer Former MEP
Lord Hart of Chilton Labour Life peer Former planning solicitor with Herbert Smith
Lord Haskel Labour Life peer President of the Environment Industries Commission, and former international president of The Textile Institute
Lord Haskins Crossbencher Life peer Former chairman of Northern Foods, former chairman of the Better Regulation Task Force and Chairman of the Council of the Open University
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick Crossbencher Life peer Vice-president of Catch22, ambassador of Make Justice Work
Lord Haughey Labour Life peer
Lord Haworth Labour Life peer Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and former Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Affairs
Lord Hay of Ballyore Democratic Unionist Party Life peer Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
Baroness Hayman Crossbencher Life peer Lord Speaker (2006–11) and former chair of Cancer Research UK, former chair of the Human Tissue Authority and former chair of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Fabian Society 1976-1982. Chief Executive of the European Parliamentary Labour Party 1990-1996. Chair of the Labour Party 2007-2008.
Lord Hayward Conservative Life peer
Baroness Helic Conservative Life peer Government special adviser on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Labour Life peer
Baroness Henig Labour Life peer Chair of the Security Industry Authority
Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield Crossbencher Life peer Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London
Lord Henley Conservative Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Northington, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Heseltine Conservative Life peer Former Deputy Prime Minister, former Secretary of State for Defence, the Environment and former President of the Board of Trade
Baroness Heyhoe-Flint Conservative Life peer President of the Lady Taverners, former captain of the woman's cricket team, cricket journalist and broadcaster, director of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Lord Higgins Conservative Life peer
Baroness Hilton of Eggardon Labour Life peer Former Commander of the Metropolitan Police
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger Conservative Life peer
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Conservative Life peer
Baroness Hogg Crossbencher Life peer As the wife of Viscount Hailsham, she is entitled to the courtesy title of Viscountess Hailsham
Lord Hollick Labour Life peer
Baroness Hollins Crossbencher Life peer Professor of the psychiatry of learning disability at St George's, University of London, former president of the Royal Society of Psychiatrists
Baroness Hollis of Heigham Labour Life peer Former lecturer in modern history, reader and Dean at the University of East Anglia
Lord Holmes of Richmond Conservative Life peer
Earl of Home Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Hooper 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 Crossbencher Life peer Former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Horam Conservative Life peer
Lord Howard of Lympne Conservative Life peer Former Home Secretary and former Leader of the Opposition
Lord Howard of Rising Conservative Life peer Director of Fortress Holdings
Baroness Howarth of Breckland Crossbencher 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 Howarth of Newport Labour Life peer Former MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon 1983-1997 and for Newport East 1997-2005.
Earl Howe Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbencher Life peer Former Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Commission
Lord Howell of Guildford Conservative Life peer Former Secretaries of State for Energy and Transport
Baroness Howells of St Davids Labour Life peer
Lord Howie of Troon Labour Life peer
Lord Hoyle Labour Life peer Former MP for Nelson & Colne 1974-1979 and for Warrington 1981-1983 and then Warrington North 1983-1997.
Baroness Hughes of Stretford 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
Lord Hughes of Woodside Labour Life peer Vice-president of the British Humanist Association
Baroness Humphreys Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Hunt of Chesterton Labour Life peer Former director-general and chief executive of the Meteorological Office, professor of climate modelling at University College London
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 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 Conservative Life peer Partner at the law firm Beachcroft LLP
Lord Hussain Liberal Democrats Life peer Deputy Group Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Luton Borough Council
Baroness Hussein-Ede Liberal Democrats 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 Labour Life peer Former Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and former Secretary of State for Defence
Lord Hylton Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Imbert Crossbencher Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Lord Inglewood Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Irvine of Lairg Labour Law life peer Former Lord Chancellor
Lord James of Blackheath Conservative Life peer Corporate trouble-shooter and former agent for MI5
Baroness Janke Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of Bristol City Council
Lord Janvrin Crossbencher Life peer Permanent Lord-in-Waiting; former Private Secretary to the Queen
Lord Jay of Ewelme Crossbencher Life peer Former Permanent Secretary to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service
Baroness Jay of Paddington Labour Life peer Chairman of the House of Lords Constitution Committee
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington Conservative Life peer PR consultant, and active in promoting women in Parliament
Baroness Jolly Liberal Democrats Life peer Chair of Executive Committee of Liberal Democrats in Devon and Cornwall
Lord Jones Labour Life peer Former MP for East Flintshire 1970-1983 and for Alyn & Deeside 1983-2001
Lord Jones of Birmingham Labour Life peer Former director-general of the Confederation of British Industry
Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrats Life peer Former computer programmer and systems analyst at International Computers Limited and former MP
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green Party Life peer
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Crossbencher Life peer Director of Policy and Public Affairs at UNISON and former Chair of the Labour Party
Lord Jopling Conservative Life peer
Lord Jordan 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
Baroness Jowell Labour Life peer Former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992-2015
Lord Judd Labour Life peer Former director of Oxfam
Lord Judge Crossbencher Life peer Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 2008-13
Lord Kakkar Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Surgical Sciences at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University
Lord Kalms Non-affiliated Life peer Life president and former chairman of DSG International plc and former chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies
Lord Keen of Elie Conservative Life peer
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour Life peer
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour Life peer
Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Labour Life peer Criminal and human rights lawyer, Chair of JUSTICE
Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Crossbencher Life peer Former Permanent Secretary to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service
Lord Kerslake Crossbencher Life peer Former Permanent Secetary to the Department of Communities and Local Government and Head of the Home Civil Service
Lord Kestenbaum Labour Life peer Chief Executive of National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Baroness Kidron Crossbencher Life peer Film director
Lord Kilclooney Crossbencher Life peer Former 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
Baroness King of Bow Labour Life peer Former MP for Bethnal Green & Bow 1997-2005
Lord King of Bridgwater Conservative Life peer Former Environment Secretary, former Transport Secretary, former Employment Secretary, former Northern Ireland Secretary and former chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee
Lord King of Lothbury Crossbencher Life peer Former Governor of the Bank of England
Baroness Kingsmill Labour Life peer Former deputy chair of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and of the Competition Commission
Lord Kinnock Labour Life peer Former leader of the Labour Party, former European Commissioner for Transport and Administrative Reform and Vice-President of the European Commission
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour Life peer Former Minister of State for Europe and for Africa and the United Nations
Earl of Kinnoull Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Kirkham Conservative Life peer Executive Chairman of DFS Furniture Company Ltd
Lord Kirkhill Labour Life peer
Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP
Lord Knight of Weymouth Labour Life peer MP for South Dorset 2001-2010
Baroness Kramer Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Vice-President of Citibank, Director and co-founder of International Capital Partners, former MP. Minister of State for Transport 2013-
Lord Krebs Crossbencher 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 Laird Non-affiliated Life peer Former Chairman of the Ulster-Scots Agency
Lord Laming Non-affiliated Life peer Psychiatric social worker and chairman of the Harold Shipman inquiry and the Baby P inquiry
Lord Lamont of Lerwick Conservative Life peer Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Lang of Monkton Conservative Life peer Former 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 Lansley Conservative Life peer Former Leader of the House of Commons
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Labour Life peer
Lord Lawson of Blaby Conservative Life peer Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Layard Labour Life peer Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
Lord Lea of Crondall Labour Life peer Former Assistant General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress
Lord Lee of Trafford Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Leigh of Hurley Conservative Life peer
Lord Leitch Labour Life peer Chairman of Bupa, Scottish Widows and Intrinsic Financial Services, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Zurich's British operations
Lord Lennie Labour Life peer Former deputy secretary general of the Labour Party
Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrats Life peer Deputy High Court Judge
Lord Levene of Portsoken Crossbencher Life peer Former Chairman of Lloyd's of London and former vice chairman of Deutsche Bank
Lord Levy Labour Life peer President of Jews' Free School, former Special Envoy to the Middle East; arrested but not charged in relation to the Cash for Honours affair
Lord Lexden Conservative Life peer Former Consultant and Editor in Chief of the Conservative Research Department and former lecturer in modern history
Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke Labour Life peer Former British High Commissioner to Australia and former Secretary of State for Scotland
Lord Liddle 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
Earl of Lindsay Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Lingfield Conservative Life peer Chairman of the League of Mercy, former Director-General of St. John Ambulance and advocate of free schools
Lord Lipsey Labour Life peer
Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour Life peer Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University
Earl of Listowel Crossbencher Hereditary peer Sits as Baron Hare in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; his other titles are in the Peerage of Ireland
Lord Lisvane Crossbencher Life peer Former Clerk of the House of Commons
Lord Livermore Labour Life peer
Earl of Liverpool Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Livingston of Parkhead Conservative Life peer Minister for Trade and Investment
Lord Lloyd-Webber Conservative Life peer Composer of musical theatre
Lord Loomba Liberal Democrats Life peer Executive chairman of the Rinku Group and pioneer of widow's rights
Marquess of Lothian Conservative Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Kerr of Monteviot
Lord Low of Dalston Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Leeds
Lord Lucas Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Luce Crossbencher Life peer Former Governor of Gibraltar and Lord Chamberlain
Baroness Ludford Liberal Democrats Life peer MEP for London 1999-2014
Lord Lupton Conservative Life peer
Lord Lyell Conservative Hereditary peer
Earl of Lytton Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord McAvoy Labour Life peer Former deputy chief whip in the House of Commons
Lord McCluskey Crossbencher Life peer Former Solicitor-General for Scotland
Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative Life peer Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Guy's Hospital, associated with King's College London
Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Labour Life peer Former First Minister of Scotland
Lord Macdonald of River Glaven Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Director of Public Prosecutions
Lord Macdonald of Tradeston Labour Life peer Former chair of Scottish Media Group plc and former minister
Baroness McDonagh Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Labour Party
Lord McFall of Alcluith Labour Life peer Former chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committee
Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market Conservative Life peer Former Secretaries of State for Transport and Education and Science, chairman of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee
Baroness McGregor-Smith Conservative Life peer
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Labour Life peer Former Associate Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, former Executive Director of the Royal National Theatre
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative Life peer
Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative Law life peer 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
Lord Mackay of Drumadoon Crossbencher Life peer Former Judge of the Inner House of the Court of Session
Lord MacKenzie of Culkein Labour Life peer Former nurse and President of the Trades Union Congress
Lord McKenzie of Luton Labour Life peer Former Partner at accounting firm Price Waterhouse
Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate Labour Life peer Former Chief Superintendent in the Durham Constabulary, former President of the Police Superintendents' Association
Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth Conservative Life peer Former Chairman of Vodafone and former Chairman and former Chief Executive of Tesco
Lord Maclennan of Rogart Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of the Social and Liberal Democrats
Lord McNally Liberal Democrats Life peer Minister of State for Justice and leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords
Baroness Maddock Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Magan of Castletown Conservative Life peer
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Independent Ulster Unionist Life peer Former Ulster Unionist MP and Peer. Resigned from the UUP on 28 August 2012[1]
Lord Mair Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cambridge
Baroness Mallalieu Labour Life peer President of the Countryside Alliance
Lord Mancroft Conservative Hereditary peer Former heroin addict, chair of the Addict Recovery Foundation, chair of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation
Lord Mandelson Labour Life peer Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Northern Ireland and former European Commissioner for Trade
Baroness Manningham-Buller Crossbencher Life peer Former Director of the Security Service
Baroness Manzoor Non-affiliated Life peer
Countess of Mar Crossbencher Hereditary peer President of the Elderly Accommodation Counsel, former President of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists and former chairman of both Honest Food and the Environmental Medicine Foundation
Earl of Mar and Kellie Liberal Democrats Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Erskine of Alloa Tower
Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames Liberal Democrats Life peer Commercial and family law QC with specialist interest in human rights and constitutional reform
Lord Marland Conservative Life peer Chairman of Herriot Ltd and of Hunter Boot Ltd
Lord Marlesford Conservative Life peer
Lord Martin of Springburn Crossbencher Life peer Former Speaker of the House of Commons
Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbencher Life peer Former Chair of Phoenix House
Baroness Massey of Darwen Labour Life peer Chair of the National Treatment Agency for substance misuse
Lord Maude of Horsham Conservative Life peer
Lord Mawhinney Conservative Life peer Chairman of the Football League; former Secretary of State for Transport and former chairman of the Conservative Party
Lord Mawson Crossbencher Life peer A founder and board member of Poplar HARCA (housing association) and author of The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work
Lord Maxton Labour Life peer
Lord May of Oxford Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, former president of the Royal Society
Baroness Meacher Crossbencher 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 Labour Life peer
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Mitchell Labour Life peer
Baroness Mobarik Conservative Life peer Businesswomen, founder of the Scotland Pakistan Network
Baroness Mone Conservative Life peer Businesswomen, founder Ultimo
Lord Monks Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of both the Trades Union Congress and the European Trade Union Confederation
Duke of Montrose Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Moonie Labour Life peer Former clinical pharmacologist and community medicine specialist and former MP for Kirkcaldy 1987-2005.
Lord Moore of Lower Marsh Conservative Life peer Former Secretaries of State for Social Services and Transport
Lord Morgan Labour Life peer Professor of History at Brunel University
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Crossbencher 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 Ely Labour Life peer Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University and former MEP
Baroness Morgan of Huyton Labour Life peer
Lord Morris of Aberavon Labour Life peer Former Attorney General for England and Wales and for Northern Ireland
Baroness Morris of Bolton Conservative Life peer President of the National Benevolent Institution
Lord Morris of Handsworth Labour Life peer Former general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union
Baroness Morris of Yardley Labour Life peer Former MP for Birmingham Yardley 1992-2005. Former Secretary State for Education
Lord Morrow Democratic Unionist Party Life peer Former Minister for Social Development in Northern Ireland
Lord Mountevans Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Moynihan Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Murphy Crossbencher Life peer Former Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals United Medical School
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour Life peer Former MP for Torfaen from 1987 to 2015
Lord Myners Crossbencher Life peer Former Chairman of the Guardian Media Group and former Chairman of the Low Pay Commission
Lord Naseby Conservative Life peer
Lord Nash Conservative Life peer
Baroness Neuberger Crossbencher 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 Conservative Life peer Minister of State for Security, former diplomat and former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee
Baroness Neville-Rolfe Conservative Life peer
Lord Newby Liberal Democrats Life peer Chair of Sport at The Prince's Trust
Baroness Newlove Conservative Life peer Community reform campaigner
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Non-affiliated Life peer Executive Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation and of the Iraq Britain Business Council
Baroness Noakes Conservative Life peer Former partner at KPMG
Lord Northbourne Crossbencher Hereditary peer Deputy chair of Toynbee Hall, chair of Betteshanger Farms Ltd, chair of the Parenting Support Forum and former chair of the Stepney Children's Fund
Lord Northbrook Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Northover Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Norton of Louth Conservative Life peer Professor of Government at the University of Hull
Baroness Nye Labour Life peer Former Director of Government Relations former diary secretary to the then-prime minister Gordon Brown
Baroness O'Cathain Conservative Life peer Former director of, amongst others, Midland Bank plc, Tesco plc, British Airways plc, BNP Paribas and Allders
Lord O'Donnell Crossbencher Life peer Former Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Baroness O'Loan Crossbencher Life peer Former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Enquiry
Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve Crossbencher 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 Clackmannan Labour Life peer Former MP for Clackmannan & Eastern Stirlingshire 1979-1983, Clackmannan 1983-1997 and Ochil 1997-2005.
Lord O'Neill of Gatley Conservative Life peer
Lord O'Shaughnessy Conservative Life peer
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Non-affiliated Life peer
Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conservative Life peer Former social worker
Lord Ouseley Crossbencher Life peer Chair and chief executive of the Commission for Racial Equality
Lord Owen Independent Social Democrat Life peer Former Foreign Secretary, and former co-chairman of the Conference on Yugoslavia, and former leader of the Social Democratic Party
Lord Oxburgh Crossbencher 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
Earl of Oxford and Asquith Liberal Democrats Hereditary peer
Lord Paddick Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Palmer Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill Liberal Democrats Life peer Former councillor
Lord Palumbo Conservative Life peer Property developer and Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain
Lord Palumbo of Southwark Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Pannick Crossbencher 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 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
Baroness Parminter Liberal Democrats 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 Crossbencher 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 Blackburn Labour Life peer
Lord Patel of Bradford Labour Life peer Professor at the University of Central Lancashire
Lord Patten Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for Education
Lord Patten of Barnes Conservative Life peer Chairman of the BBC Trust, former Secretary of State for the Environment, former Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong, former European Commissioner for External Relations
Lord Paul Non-affiliated Life peer Resigned the Labour whip in October 2010
Lord Pearson of Rannoch UK Independence Party Life peer Former leader of UKIP
Earl Peel Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Pendry Labour Life peer President of Oyston Steel Estates Ltd, President of the Football Foundation Ltd
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers Crossbencher 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)
Baroness Pidding Conservative Life peer
Baroness Pinnock Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of Kirklees Council
Baroness Pitkeathley Labour Life peer Former chief executive of Carers UK and a founding member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
Lord Plant of Highfield Labour 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 Plumb Conservative Life peer Former general-secretary of the National Farmers Union and former president of the European Parliament
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede Labour Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton
Lord Polak Conservative Life peer
Lord Popat Conservative Life peer Founder and chairman of hospitality and health care firm TLC Group Ltd
Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative Life peer
Lord Powell of Bayswater Crossbencher Life peer Former diplomat
Baroness Prashar Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission and president of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Lord Prescott Labour Life peer Former Deputy Prime Minister
Lord Price Conservative Life peer
Baroness Primarolo Labour Life peer Former MP for Bristol South from 1987-2015
Lord Prior of Brampton Conservative Life peer
Baroness Prosser Labour Life peer Deputy Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and former president of the Trades Union Congress
Lord Purvis of Tweed Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Puttnam Labour Life peer Film producer
Baroness Quin Labour Life peer Chair of the Franco-British Council (British Section) and former Minister of State for Europe
Lord Quirk Crossbencher Life peer Former Professor of English Language at the University of Durham and former Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London
Lord Radice Labour Life peer Author, Chairman of the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe and former Chairman of Policy Network
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Labour Life peer Former diplomat and former case officer in the Secret Intelligence Service
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbencher Life peer Former General and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons
Lord Rana Crossbencher Life peer President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Culture, Sport and the Welsh Language and former Cardiff Council Leader
Baroness Rawlings Conservative Life peer President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and former Chairman of King's College London Council
Lord Razzall Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Rea Labour Hereditary peer Doctor
Baroness Rebuck Labour Life peer Chairman of Penguin Random House UK publishers
Lord Redesdale Liberal Democrats Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Mitford
Baroness Redfern Conservative Life peer
Lord Rees of Ludlow Crossbencher Life peer Professor of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and Astronomer Royal, president of the Royal Society
Lord Reid of Cardowan Labour Life peer Former Secretaries of State for Scotland, Health, Defence and former Home Secretary
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn Conservative Life peer Emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton
Lord Rennard Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Renwick of Clifton Crossbencher Life peer Former diplomat, and former British Ambassadors to South Africa and to the United States
Lord Ribeiro Conservative Life peer Former Consultant General Surgeon; member of the Health Policy Research Advisory Board of the American College of Surgeons
Lord Richard Labour Life peer Former British Ambassador to the United Nations and former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs and former Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Baroness Richardson of Calow Crossbencher Life peer Former President of the Methodist Conference
Viscount Ridley Conservative Hereditary peer Scientist, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Lord Risby Conservative Life peer Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party responsible for business links in the City of London
Lord Robathan Conservative Life peer Former MP for South Leicestershire from 2010 to 2015 and for Blaby from 1992 to 2010
Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrats Life peer Former President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Labour Life peer Former NATO Secretary General and Secretary of State for Defence
Baroness Rock Conservative Life peer
Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Secretary of State for Transport, former Director-General of the Royal Institute of British Architects, formre Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority and member of the Gang of Four that founded the Social Democratic Party
Lord Rogan Ulster Unionist Party Life peer Former president of the Ulster Unionist Party
Lord Rogers of Riverside Labour Life peer Modernist architect and winner of the RIBA Gold Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Minerva Medal and Pritzker Prize
Lord Rooker Labour Life peer Chairman of the Food Standards Agency
Lord Rose of Monewden Conservative Life peer Former chief executive and chairman of Marks & Spencer
Lord Rosser Labour Life peer
Earl of Rosslyn Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Rotherwick Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Crossbencher Life peer Deputy Chair of the UK Statistics Authority
Lord Rowlands Labour Life peer
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Labour Life peer Former Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Russell of Liverpool Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Ryder of Wensum Conservative Life peer Former vice-chairman of the BBC
Lord Saatchi Conservative Life peer Co-founder and executive director of Saatchi and Saatchi and M&C Saatchi
Lord Sacks Crossbencher Life peer Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
Lord St John of Bletso Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Sanderson of Bowden Conservative Life peer
Earl of Sandwich Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Sassoon Conservative Life peer Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and former President of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
Lord Saville of Newdigate Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Sawyer Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Baroness Scott of Bybrook Conservative Life peer
Lord Scott of Foscote Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord
Baroness Scott of Needham Market Liberal Democrats Life peer Former President of the Liberal Democrats
Lord Scriven Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of Sheffield City Council
Baroness Seccombe Conservative Life peer
Earl of Selborne Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Selkirk of Douglas Conservative Life peer
Lord Selsdon Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia Conservative Life peer Solicitor
Lord Sharkey Liberal Democrats Life peer Chairman of the Liberal Democrat 2010 General Election campaign
Baroness Sharples Conservative Life peer
Baroness Sheehan Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Sheikh Conservative Life peer Chairman and executive of Camberford Law
Baroness Shephard of Northwold Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for Education and Employment and former Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury Conservative Life peer
Baroness Sherlock 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
Baroness Shields Conservative Life peer Digital adviser to David Cameron, chairwoman of Tech City UK
Lord Shinkwin Conservative Life peer
Lord Shipley Liberal Democrats Life peer
Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Shutt of Greetland Liberal Democrats Life peer
Viscount Simon Labour Hereditary peer
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Skelmersdale Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Skidelsky Crossbencher Life peer Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick
Viscount Slim Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Baroness Smith of Basildon Labour Life peer Shadow leader of the House of Lords. Former Minister of State for Third Sector. Former MP for Basildon 1997-2010.
Lord Smith of Clifton Liberal Democrats Life peer Professor of Politics at Queen Mary College, honorary Professor of Politics of the University of Ulster and former visiting Professor of Politics at the Universities of York and Portsmouth
Lord Smith of Finsbury Non-affiliated Life peer Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and former chair of the Advertising Standards Authority
Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill Labour Life peer President of Scottish Opera and chairman of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Lord Smith of Hindhead Conservative Life peer Chief Executive of the Association of Conservative Clubs
Lord Smith of Kelvin Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of Weir Group and Scottish and Southern Energy former Governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation
Lord Smith of Leigh Labour Life peer Chairman of Local Government Leadership
Baroness Smith of Newnham Liberal Democrats Life peer Senior lecturer in international relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Cambridge University
Lord Snape Labour Life peer Former MP and implicated in the Cash for Influence scandal
Duke of Somerset Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Soley Labour Life peer Former chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party and former MP
Lord Spicer Conservative Life peer Former MP and former Chairman of the 1922 Committee
Earl of Stair Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Baroness Stedman-Scott Conservative Life peer Chief Executive of Tomorrow's People Trust
Lord Steel of Aikwood Liberal Democrats Life peer Former leader of the Liberal Party and former MP and MSP
Lord Stephen Liberal Democrats Life peer Former Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and former deputy first minister of Scotland
Lord Sterling of Plaistow Conservative Life peer Chairman of Motability, former executive chairman of P&O
Baroness Stern Crossbencher Life peer Former director of NACRO, former Secretary General of Penal Reform International and author of many books on prison reform
Lord Stern of Brentford Crossbencher Life peer IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, author of the Stern Report
Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington Crossbencher Life peer Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Lord Stevens of Ludgate UK Independence Party Life peer
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Labour Life peer
Lord Stevenson of Coddenham Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of Manocap, former chairmen of Aerfi, Pearson and HBOS
Lord Steyn Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord
Lord Stirrup Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour Life peer Former MP for Swindon 1970-1983
Lord Stone of Blackheath Labour Life peer Former joint-managing director of Marks and Spencer, Chairman of Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation
Lord Stoneham of Droxford Liberal Democrats Life peer Liberal Democrats HQ Operations Director
Lord Storey Liberal Democrats Life peer Councillor and former leader of Liverpool City Council
Baroness Stowell of Beeston 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 Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Stunell Liberal Democrats Life peer Former MP for Hazel Grove from 1997-2015
Lord Strathclyde Conservative Hereditary peer Former Leader of the House of Lords
Baroness Stroud Conservative Life peer
Lord Sugar Non-affiliated Life peer TV personality and businessman
Lord Suri Conservative Life peer Businessman and formerly the general secretary of the Board of British Sikhs
Lord Sutherland of Houndwood Crossbencher Life peer Former Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion
Baroness Suttie Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Swinfen Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Labour Life peer
Lord Tanlaw Conservative Life peer
Lord Taverne Liberal Democrats Life peer MP for Lincoln 1962-1974
Lord Taylor of Blackburn Labour Life peer
Baroness Taylor of Bolton Labour Life peer MP for Bolton West 1974-1983; MP for Dewsbury 1987-2005. Cabinet minister 1997-2001.
Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Conservative Life peer Government Chief Whip in the Lords
Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated Life peer
Lord Tebbit Conservative Life peer Former MP 1970-1992; former cabinet minister. Chairman of the Conservative Party 1985-1987.
Lord Temple-Morris Labour Life peer Former MP for Leominster 1974-2001
Lord Teverson Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Thomas of Gresford Liberal Democrats Life peer Deputy High Court Judge
Lord Thomas of Swynnerton Crossbencher Life peer
Baroness Thomas of Winchester Liberal Democrats Life peer
Baroness Thornhill Liberal Democrats Life peer
Baroness Thornton Labour Life peer
Lord Thurlow Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Viscount Thurso Liberal Democrats Hereditary peer Former MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from 2001 to 2015
Lord Tomlinson Labour Life peer Former MP for Meriden 1974-1979. Former MEP for Birmingham West 1984-1999.
Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat Life peer MP for Richmond Park 1997–2005, Liberal Democrat peer 2005–2012
Lord Tope Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Tordoff Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Touhig Labour Life peer MP for Islwyn 1995-2010
Lord Trees Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Trefgarne Conservative Hereditary peer
Viscount Trenchard Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord Trevethin and Oaksey Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Triesman Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Trimble Conservative Life peer Former First Minister of Northern Ireland. Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.
Lord True Conservative Life peer Former Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
Baroness Trumpington Conservative Life peer
Lord Truscott Independent Labour Life peer
Lord Tugendhat Conservative Life peer
Lord Tunnicliffe Labour Life peer
Lord Turnberg Labour Life peer Former Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester
Lord Turnbull Crossbencher Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Baroness Turner of Camden Labour Life peer
Lord Turner of Ecchinswell Crossbencher Life peer Chair of the Climate Change Committee and former chair of the Financial Services Authority
Baroness Tyler of Enfield Liberal Democrats Life peer Chief executive of Relate
Lord Tyler Liberal Democrats Life peer
Baroness Uddin Non-affiliated Life peer
Viscount Ullswater Conservative Hereditary peer
Baroness Valentine Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Vallance of Tummel Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Verjee Liberal Democrats Life peer
Baroness Verma Conservative Life peer
Lord Vinson Conservative Life peer
Lord Wakeham Conservative Life peer
Lord Waldegrave of North Hill Conservative Life peer
Lord Walker of Aldringham Crossbencher Life peer Former Chief of the Defence Staff
Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Baroness Wall of New Barnet Labour Life peer Trade unionist
Lord Wallace of Saltaire Liberal Democrats 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 Liberal Democrats Life peer Her Majesty's Advocate General for Scotland and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
Baroness Walmsley Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Walpole Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Warner Non-affiliated Life peer
Baroness Warsi Conservative Life peer
Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe Labour Life peer
Lord Wasserman Conservative Life peer Internationally recognised expert on management of police forces
Baroness Watkins of Tavistock Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Watson of Invergowrie Labour Life peer
Lord Watson of Richmond Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Watts Labour Life peer Former MP for St Helens North from 1997 to 2015
Viscount Waverley Crossbencher Hereditary peer
Lord Wei Conservative Life peer
Duke of Wellington Conservative Hereditary peer
Lord West of Spithead Labour Life peer Former Admiral
Baroness Wheatcroft Conservative Life peer Journalist and editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe and former editor of the Sunday Telegraph
Baroness Wheeler Labour Life peer
Baroness Whitaker Labour Life peer
Lord Whitby Conservative Life peer
Lord Whitty Labour Life peer Former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru Life peer Former leader of Plaid Cymru
Baroness Wilcox Conservative Life peer
Lord Willetts Conservative Life peer Former MP for Havant from 1992 to 2015
Lord Williams of Baglan Crossbencher Life peer Former United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Lord Williams of Elvel Labour Life peer
Lord Williams of Oystermouth Crossbencher Life peer Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Baroness Williams of Trafford Conservative Life peer
Lord Willis of Knaresborough Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Willoughby de Broke UK Independence Party Hereditary peer
Lord Wills Labour Life peer Former MP for Swindon North 1997-2010
Lord Wilson of Dinton Crossbencher Life peer Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service
Lord Wilson of Tillyorn Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Winston Labour Life peer Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London
Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Crossbencher Life peer Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King's College London
Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise Conservative Life peer
Lord Wolfson of Sunningdale Conservative Life peer
Lord Wood of Anfield Labour Life peer Lecturer in politics at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Nexus think-tank
Lord Woolf Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord and chairman of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, visiting professor of law at University College London
Lord Woolmer of Leeds Labour Life peer
Baroness Worthington Labour Life peer Career focusing on promoting environmental and social change
Lord Wrigglesworth Liberal Democrats Life peer
Lord Wright of Richmond Crossbencher Life peer Former Head of the Diplomatic Service
Lord Young of Cookham Conservative Life peer
Lord Young of Graffham Conservative Life peer
Baroness Young of Hornsey Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Young of Norwood Green Labour Life peer
Baroness Young of Old Scone Labour Life peer
Viscount Younger of Leckie Conservative Hereditary peer

Peers on leave of absence[edit]

The following peers have been granted a leave of absence for the remainder of the session or the current parliament[2] under section 23 of the Standing Orders of the House of Lords.[3]

Lord Party Type Notes
Baroness Amos[4] Labour Life peer 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
Baroness Ashton of Upholland Non-affiliated 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 Bates Conservative Life peer Former MP for Langbaurgh from 1992 to 1997
Lord Black of Crossharbour[5] Non-affiliated Life peer
Lord Blyth of Rowington[6] Conservative Life peer
Lord Browne of Ladyton Labour Life peer Former Secretary of State for Defence
Marquess of Cholmondeley[7] Crossbencher Hereditary peer Lord Great Chamberlain
Earl of Crawford and Balcarres Conservative Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Balniel
Lord Hardie Crossbencher Life peer
Lord Hattersley Labour Life peer Former Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection
Lord Hill of Oareford 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
Lord Hoffmann Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord and Professor of Law at Queen Mary College, University of London
Lord Hutton Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord
Baroness Lockwood Labour Life peer President of the Yorkshire Arthritis Research Campaign and former chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission
Lord Malloch-Brown Crossbencher Life peer Former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and briefly Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Lord Millett[8] Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord
Lord Mogg Crossbencher Life peer Chairman of Ofgem and former Director General for the Internal Market and Financial Services in the European Commission
Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead Crossbencher Law life peer Former Law Lord
Baroness Nicol[8] Labour Life peer
Duke of Norfolk[8] Crossbencher Hereditary peer Earl Marshal
Baroness Paisley of St George's Democratic Unionist Party Life peer Vice-president of the Democratic Unionist Party
Lord Prior[4] Conservative Life peer Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Employment and former Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover[7] Conservative Life peer President of J Sainsbury
Lord Sainsbury of Turville[9] Labour Life peer Former chairman of Sainsbury's
Marquess of Salisbury[7] Conservative Life peer Hereditary peer who sits by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Gascoyne-Cecil
Baroness Scotland of Asthal Labour Life peer Former Attorney General for England and Wales and former Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Lord Simon of Highbury[10] Labour Life peer
Baroness Vadera[11] Labour Life peer
Lord Wade of Chorlton Conservative Life peer Former chairman of Campus Ventures, currently chairman of Rising Stars Growth Fund Ltd

Peers temporarily 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.[12] The following peers are currently subject to this provision.

Lord Party Type Notes
Lord Boyd of Duncansby Labour Life peer Judge of the Outer House of the Court of Session
Baroness Clark of Calton Labour Life peer Judge of the Outer House of the Court of Session
Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony Crossbencher Life peer Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Baroness Hale of Richmond Crossbencher Law life peer Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore Crossbencher Law life peer Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Mance Crossbencher Law life peer Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury Crossbencher Law life peer President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Crossbencher Life peer Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

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 Type Notes
Lord Bhatia[13] Non-affiliated Life peer Suspended from 21 April 2016 until 21 December 2016 due to expenses misuse

Recently deceased[edit]

The following peers have died since August 2015:[14]

Name Party Date of Death Type
Lord Williamson of Horton Crossbencher 30 August 2015 Life peer
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu Conservative 31 August 2015 Hereditary peer
Lord Moser Crossbencher 4 September 2015 Life peer
Lord Kilpatrick of Kincraig Crossbencher 16 September 2015 Life peer
Lord Healey Labour 3 October 2015 Life peer
Lord Noon Labour 27 October 2015 Life peer
Lord Janner of Braunstone Labour 19 December 2015 Life peer
Lord Ezra Liberal Democrats 22 December 2015 Life peer
Lord Weidenfeld Crossbencher 20 January 2016 Life peer
Lord Avebury Liberal Democrats 14 February 2016 Hereditary peer
Lord Brooks of Tremorfa Labour 4 March 2016 Life peer
Lord Briggs Crossbencher 15 March 2016 Life peer
Lord Walton of Detchant Crossbencher 21 April 2016 Life peer
Lord Peston Labour 23 April 2016 Life peer
Lord Leach of Fairford Conservative 12 June 2016 Life peer
Lord Evans of Temple Guiting Labour 6 July 2016 Life peer
Lord Goff of Chieveley Crossbencher 14 August 2016 Law life peer
Lord Rix Crossbencher 20 August 2016 Life peer

Resigned[edit]

Under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, peers may permanently resign their membership of the house.[15] The following peers have exercised that right since the Act came into force in August 2014 and are either still living or have died since August 2015:[16]

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Lord Grenfell[17] Labour 1 October 2014 Life peer Hereditary peer who sat by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Grenfell of Kilvey
Lord Cobbold[17] Crossbencher 13 October 2014 Hereditary peer
Lord Chorley[18] Crossbencher 17 November 2014 Hereditary peer Died 21 February 2016
Lady Saltoun of Abernethy[19] Crossbencher 12 December 2014 Hereditary peer
Lord Jenkin of Roding[20] Conservative 6 January 2015 Life peer
Lord Waddington[21] Conservative 26 March 2015 Life peer
Lord Nickson Crossbencher 27 March 2015 Life peer
Lord Lloyd of Berwick Crossbencher 27 March 2015 Law life peer
Lord Joffe Labour 30 March 2015 Life peer
Lord Tombs Crossbencher 31 March 2015 Life peer
Lord Shaw of Northstead Conservative 31 March 2015 Life peer
Lord Ashcroft Conservative 3 April 2015 Life peer
Lord Evans of Parkside Labour 20 April 2015 Life peer Died 5 March 2016
Lord Sharman Liberal Democrats 30 April 2015 Life peer
Lord Hope of Thornes Crossbencher 30 April 2015 Life peer
Viscount Tenby Crossbencher 1 May 2015 Hereditary peer
Lord Phillips of Sudbury Liberal Democrats 7 May 2015 Life peer
Lord Sandberg Liberal Democrats 8 May 2015 Life peer
Lord Goodhart Liberal Democrats 15 May 2015 Life peer
Lord Sheldon Labour 18 May 2015 Life peer
Lord Howe of Aberavon Conservative 19 May 2015 Life peer Died 9 October 2015
Lord Roper Liberal Democrats 23 May 2015 Life peer Died 29 January 2016
Lord Prys-Davies Labour 23 May 2015 Life peer
Baroness Warnock Crossbencher 1 June 2015 Life peer
Lord Mayhew of Twysden Conservative 1 June 2015 Life peer Died 25 June 2016
Lord Eden of Winton Conservative 11 June 2015 Life peer
Lord Luke Conservative 24 June 2015 Hereditary peer Died 2 October 2015
Lord Edmiston Conservative 22 July 2015 Life peer
Baroness Wilkins Labour 23 July 2015 Life peer
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Crossbencher 23 July 2015 Hereditary peer
Lord Simpson of Dunkeld Labour 30 July 2015 Life peer
Lord Sewel Non-affiliated 30 July 2015 Life peer
Lord Parkinson Conservative 14 September 2015 Life peer Died 22 January 2016
Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Conservative 18 September 2015 Life peer
Lord Chalfont Crossbencher 10 November 2015 Life peer
Lord Stewartby Conservative 12 November 2015 Life peer
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior Conservative 31 December 2015 Life peer
Lord Dixon Labour 9 February 2016 Life peer
Baroness Williams of Crosby Liberal Democrats 11 February 2016 Life peer
Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Liberal Democrats 12 February 2016 Life peer
Lord Browne-Wilkinson Crossbencher 1 March 2016 Law life peer
Lord Vincent of Coleshill Crossbencher 9 March 2016 Life peer
Baroness Knight of Collingtree Conservative 24 March 2016 Life peer
Lord Barber of Tewkesbury Crossbencher 25 March 2016 Life peer
Earl of Snowdon Crossbencher 31 March 2016 Life peer Hereditary peer who sat by virtue of a life peerage, Baron Armstrong-Jones
Lord Renton of Mount Harry Conservative 14 April 2016 Life peer
Lord Cameron of Lochbroom Crossbencher 21 April 2016 Life peer
Lord Inge Crossbencher 25 April 2016 Life peer
Baroness Perry of Southwark Conservative 26 May 2016 Life peer
Lord Hurd of Westwell Conservative 9 June 2016 Life peer
Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden Conservative 21 July 2016 Life peer
Baroness Sharp of Guildford Liberal Democrats 31 July 2016 Life peer

Additionally, the following peers elected to retire from the House of Lords in accordance with the Resolution of the House of 27 June 2011, under which peers were granted the option to signal their intention to voluntarily retire and have their service recognised in the House and marked informally outside the House.[22][23]

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Lord Habgood Crossbencher 3 October 2011 Life peer
Lord Hutchinson of Lullington Liberal Democrats 3 October 2011 Life peer
Lord Bramall Crossbencher 25 April 2013 Life peer

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 provison since the Act came into force and are still living or have died since August 2015:[24]

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Lord Bridges Crossbencher 18 May 2016 Hereditary peer
Lord Neill of Bladen Crossbencher 18 May 2016 Life peer Died 28 May 2016
Lord Thomas of Macclesfield Labour 18 May 2016 Life peer
Baroness Thomas of Walliswood Liberal Democrats 18 May 2016 Life peer

Permanently disqualified[edit]

Under section 41 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, peers must be 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 become permanently disqualified from being members of the House.[25] The following peers opted to exercise that right and are still living or have died since August 2015:

Lord Party Date Type Notes
Lord Laidlaw Conservative 15 April 2010 Life peer
Baroness Dunn Crossbencher 30 June 2010 Life peer
Lord Bagri Conservative 6 July 2010 Life peer
Lord Foster of Thames Bank Crossbencher 6 July 2010 Life peer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maginnis quits Ulster Unionist Party". BBC News. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "House of Lords, Official Website - Members of the House of Lords granted leave of absence". 
  3. ^ "Standing Orders of the House of Lords". 
  4. ^ a b House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 27 May 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 25 June 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 21 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  7. ^ a b c House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 25 May 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b c House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 11 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  9. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 15 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  10. ^ Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 23 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  11. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 8 December 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  12. ^ Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Section 137 (3) at legislation.gov.uk
  13. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 21 April 2016
  14. ^ "Deceased Lords". House of Lords Information Office. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  15. ^ House of Lords Reform Act 2014 s 1.
  16. ^ http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/lords/retired-lords/ Retired Lords
  17. ^ a b http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/141013-0001.htm Lords Hansard for 13 October 2014
  18. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/141117-0001.htm#1411179000426 Lords Hansard for 17 November 2014
  19. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/minutes/141028/ldordpap.htm#minproc House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 27 October 2014
  20. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150106-0001.htm Lords Hansard for 6 January 2015
  21. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150326-0001.htm#15032625000647 Lords Hansard for 26 March 2015
  22. ^ "Procedure Committee, 5th Report: Members Leaving the House".
  23. ^ House of Lords Debates 27 June 2011 c. 1519–31.
  24. ^ Non-attending Lords – UK Parliament
  25. ^ Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 s 42.

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