Weekly Information Bulletin: 23rd July 2011

State of the Parties in the House of Commons as at 22 July 2011

Conservative

305

Alliance

(Naomi Long)

1

Labour

256

Green

(Caroline Lucas)

1

Liberal Democrat

57

Independent

(Lady Sylvia Hermon)

1

Scottish National Party / Plaid Cymru

(SNP – Messrs Robertson, Weir, Wishart, MacNeil, Hosie & Ms Whiteford/ PC – Messrs Llwyd, Edwards, H Williams)

9

The Speaker and 3 Deputies

(Rt Hon John Bercow, Mr Lindsay Hoyle CWM; Mr Nigel Evans, 1st DCWM; Dawn Primarolo, 2nd DCWM)

4 (Do not normally vote)

Democratic Unionist Party

(Messrs Campbell, Dodds, Donaldson, McCrea, Paisley Jr, Shannon, Simpson, Wilson)

8

Vacant Seats:

None

0

Sinn Fein

(Messrs Doherty, Maskey, McGuinness, Murphy & Ms Gildernew)

5 (Have not taken their seats and cannot vote)

Total number of seats

650

Social Democratic & Labour Party

(Messrs Durkan, McDonnell & Ms Ritchie)

3

Current working Government Majority

(305 Conservative and 57 Liberal Democrat MPs less 279 of all other parties – excludes Speaker, Deputy Speakers and Sinn Fein)

83

The total number of women MPs is 144: (Con 49; LD 7; Lab 82; Green 1; SNP 1; SDLP 1; SF 1; Alliance 1; Ind 1)

Abbreviations:

CWM – Chairman of Ways and Means

1st DCWM – 1st Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

2nd DCWM – 2nd Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

Further information on Members of Parliament by Party, Constituency and Region can be found on the Parliament website
at: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

By-Elections and new MPs since the General Election of May 2010 

Vacancy

Cause

By –Election

New Member

Date of

introduction

Maiden

Speech

Oldham East and Saddleworth

Election was void

13.01.2011

Debbie Abrahams

18.01.2011

31.01.2011

Belfast West

Resignation of Mr Gerry Adams (SF) (26.01.11)

09.06.2011

Paul Maskey

Barnsley Central

Resignation of Eric Illsley (Ind) (08.02.11)

03.03.2011

Dan Jarvis

08.03.2011

23.03.2011

Leicester South

Resignation of Sir Peter Soulsby (Lab) (01.04.11)

05.05.2011

Jonathan Ashworth

09.05.2011

08.06.2011

Inverclyde

Death of David Cairns (Lab) (09.05.11)

30.06.2011

Iain McKenzie

05.07.2011

19.07.2011

For further information on the By-Election process see HCIO Factsheet M7 produced by the
House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.


Political Party Contacts 

CONSERVATIVE PARTY

Conservative Campaign Headquarters

30 Millbank

London

SW1P 4DP

Tel: 020 7222 9000

www.conservatives.com

LABOUR PARTY

Eldon House
Regent Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE3 3PW

Tel: 08705 900 200

www.labour.org.uk

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

4 Cowley Street

London

SW1P 3NB

Tel: 020 7222 7999

www.libdems.org.uk

GREEN PARTY

56-64 Development House

Leonard Street
London

EC2A 4LT

Tel: 020 7272 4474

http://www.greenparty.org.uk/

PLAID CYMRU

Tŷ Gwynfor, Marine Chambers

Anson Court, Atlantic Wharf

Cardiff

CF10 4AL

Tel: 029 2047 2272

www.plaidcymru.org

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY

Gordon Lamb House

3 Jackson’s Entry

Edinburgh

EH8 8PJ

Tel: 0800 633 5432

www.snp.org

ALLIANCE PARTY

88 University Street

Belfast,

BT7 1HE

Tel: 028 9032 4274

www.allianceparty.org

DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY

91 Dundela Avenue

Belfast

BT4 3BU

Tel: 028 9047 1155

www.dup.org.uk

SINN FEIN

Sinn Fein

53 Falls Road

Belfast

BT12 4PD

Tel: 028 9034 7350

www.sinnfein.ie

SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC & LABOUR PARTY

Cranmore House

121 Ormeau Road

Belfast

BT7 1SH

Tel: 028 9024 7700

www.sdlp.ie/

Individual Members of Parliament can be contacted at: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Tel: 020 7219 3000

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Prepared 22nd July 2011