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House of Lords Statistics

Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012

This note provides summary statistics on the composition and activity of the House of Lords.

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This note provides summary statistics on the composition and activity of the House of Lords. At 11 June 2012, there were 775 peers able to sit in the House of Lords. No party has an overall majority, but Labour is the largest party with 231 peers (30%). Including Members on leave of absence, disqualified from sitting or suspended, total membership was 816.

There were 180 women in the House of Lords at the end of the 2010-12 session, 22% of the total membership. About half of Members are aged 70 or over.

Commons Briefing papers SN03900

Author: Feargal McGuinness

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords

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