This House of Lords Library Briefing presents lists of current Members of the House, as at 5 April 2019, who have held roles across government, defence, law, policing, media and other areas of public life.Jump to full report >>
The membership of the House includes individuals who have served:
Members of the House of Lords have a wide variety of professional backgrounds. This briefing does not list all positions held by Members in their professional lives and so should not be relied upon as a comprehensive source of information on the breadth of professional experience within the House.
This edition updates the earlier briefing House of Lords: Backgrounds in Public Life (5 April 2017). The lists in this document have been compiled using information in the public domain. The Library would welcome comment on any omissions or inaccuracies, and/or suggestions for lists to be included in future editions.
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