This House of Lords Library briefing provides lists of the female life Peers and the female hereditary Peers who have been Members of the House of Lords.Jump to full report >>
As at 29 January 2018, there were 214 women in the House of Lords, out of a gross membership of 818 (these figures include those Members currently on leave of absence or disqualified for holding certain offices). The number of female Members were made up of:
Over time, including the one Member appointed under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876, there have been 294 female life Peers; these are listed in the table in appendix 1. In addition, there have been 25 female Members who have sat in the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage; these are listed in the table in appendix 2.
Further information on women in the House of Lords, including historical background to their participation, can be found in the Library Briefing: Women in the House of Lords, 30 June 2015
Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0014
Author: Russell Taylor
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