This House of Lords Library briefing presents a range of information about the membership of the House of Lords as the House was composed on Friday 27 January 2017.Jump to full report >>
All information presented is accurate as at this date unless otherwise stated. Key findings include:
Section one includes tables which detail the composition of the House. Table 1.1 details the composition of the House by party/group affiliation and membership type; Table 1.2 by party/group affiliation and gender; and Table 1.3 by type of peerage and gender. Section two provides information about the age profile of the House. Section 2.1 provides information on average ages. Table 2.2 provides a snapshot of the membership of the whole House by age bands. Table 2.3 breaks this information down by party/group affiliation. Table 2.4 lists those Members aged under 50; and Table 2.5 lists those Members aged 90 and over. Table 2.6 lists those Members who were aged under 40 when they received a life peerage. Section three includes tables which list various categories of current Members by length of membership of the House. Table 3.1 lists the 50 longest continuously serving Members of the House who were eligible to participate in the proceedings. Table 3.2 lists life peers who had served as Members of the House for 30 years or more; and Table 3.3 lists all female peers who have served as Members of the House for 20 years or more. Section four directs interested readers to the House of Lords Library briefing Membership of the House of Lords: Ethnicity, Religion and Disability (12 June 2014).
This briefing updates the House of Lords Library Note House of Lords: Statistical Profile of Membership (23 March 2016), which provided information on the membership of the House as at 11 March 2016.
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