IN NUMBERS THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Conservative Crossbench Labour Liberal Democrats Other and independent

Education
Independent State State selective

Average age

62% 17% 21%

Life peers
NUMBER BY PARTY

Excepted hereditary peers
NUMBER BY PARTY

33

Bishops

150 86

164
660
TOTAL

26

1

69

AS OF OCT 2011

YEARS OLD

31

Ethnicity
TOTAL

Gender
Total white

89

49

Total ethnic minorities

227

*This figure excludes 28 members who are on leave of absence, 12 disqualified as senior members of the judiciary and one disqualified as an MEP.
SOURCES: HOUSE OF LORDS LIBRARY, WWW.PARLIAMENT.UK, SUTTON TRUST, DEC 2005

775

OVERALL TOTAL

*

44

42

774

Total women

181 635

Total men