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Peerage Creations since 1997

Published Monday, February 8, 2016

This House of Commons briefing paper provides details of appointments to the House of Lords from May 1997 to January 2016. It provides tables showing the numbers appointed under Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, broken down by party affiliation at the time of appointment. It also includes a chronological list of all those appointed during this period.

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This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides details of appointments to the House of Lords since May 1997. It provides tables showing the numbers appointed under the Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, broken down by party affiliation at the time of appointment. It also includes a chronological list of all those appointed during this period. The information is correct as at 25 January 2016, and includes all those appointed since the 2015 general election.

In 2015, 57 new life peeers were appointed ot the House of Lords, with 56 of these appointed after the May 2015 general election.

Between May 1997 and January 2016 a total of 652 new peerages were created. Tony Blair (May 1997-June 2007) created 374; Gordon Brown (June 2007-May 2010) created 34; and David Cameron (May 2010-present [25 January 2016]) has created 244.

This Briefing Paper has been authored jointly by staff in the House of Lords and House of Commons Libraries. The same paper has been published as both a House of Lords Library Note (LLN 2016/007) and House of Commons Library Briefing Paper (SN05867).

Commons Briefing papers SN05867

Authors: Richard Kelly; Russell Taylor

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords, Parliament

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