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Weekly Information Bulletin: 6th June 2009

State of the Parties in the House of Commons

as at 5 June 2009

Labour 350 Ulster Unionist
(Lady Sylvia Hermon)
1
Conservative 193 Independent Labour
(Clare Short)
1
Liberal Democrat 63 Independent Conservative
(Derek Conway)
1
Scottish National Party / Plaid Cymru
(SNP - Messrs Robertson, Salmond, Weir, Wishart, MacNeil, Hosie & Mason/ PC - Messrs Llwyd, Price, H Williams)
10 Independent
(Dr Richard Taylor, Dai Davies, Andrew Pelling, Robert Wareing, Bob Spink)
5
Democratic Unionist Party
(Messrs Campbell, Dodds, Donaldson, McCrea, Paisley, P Robinson, Ms Iris Robinson, Simpson, Wilson)
9 Respect
(George Galloway)
1
Sinn Fein
(Messrs Adams, Doherty, McGuinness, Murphy & Ms Gildernew)
5 (Have not taken their seats and cannot vote)
The Speaker and 3 Deputies
(Sir Alan Haselhurst, CWM; Mrs Sylvia Heal, 1st DCWM; Sir Michael Lord, 2nd DCWM)
4 (Do not normally vote)
Social Democratic & Labour Party
(Messrs Durkan, McDonnell, McGrady)
3 Vacant seats
Total number of seats
0
646
Current working Government Majority
(350 Labour MPs less 287 of all other parties - excludes Speaker & Deputies and Sinn Fein)
63

The total number of women MPs is 125: (Lab 94; Con 17; LD 9; DU 1; SF 1; UU 1; DCWM 1; Ind Lab 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: www.parliament.uk/directories/directories.cfm


By-Elections and new MPs since the

General Election of May 2005

Vacancy Cause By -Election
New Member
Date of introduction Maiden Speech
Cheadle Death of Patsy Calton (LD) (29.5.2005)
14.7.2005 Mark Hunter (LD) 19.07.2005 21.07.2005
Livingston Death of Robin Cook (Lab) (6.8.2005)
29.9.2005 Jim Devine (Lab) 10.10.2005 25.10.2005
Dunfermline and West Fife Death of Rachel Squire (Lab) (5.1.2006)
9.2.2006 Willie Rennie (LD) 13.02.2006 01.03.2006
Blaenau Gwent Death of Peter Law (Ind) (25.4.2006)
29.6.2006 Dai Davies (Ind) 04.07.2006 20.07.2006
Bromley & Chislehurst
Death of Eric Forth (Con)
(18.5.2006)
29.6.2006 Bob Neill (Con) 03.07.2006 19.07.2006
Sedgefield Resignation of the Rt Hon Tony Blair (Lab) (27.6.2007)
19.7.2007 Phil Wilson (Lab) 23.07.2007 08.10.2007
Ealing Southall Death of Piara Khabra (Lab)
(19.6.2007)
19.7.2007 Virendra Kumar Sharma (Lab) 23.07.2007 08.10.2007
Crewe and Nantwich Death of Gwyneth Dunwoody (Lab) (17.4.2008)
22.05.2008 Edward Timpson (Con) 02.06.2008 16.06.2008
Henley Resignation of Boris Johnson (Con) (4.6.2008)
26.06.2008 John Howell (Con) 30.06.2008 16.07.2008
Haltemprice and Howden Resignation of David Davis (Con) (18.6.2008)
10.07.2008 David Davis (Con) 14.07.2008 (5.11.1987)
Glasgow East Resignation of David Marshall
(Lab) (30.06.2008)
24.07.2008 John Mason (SNP) 06.10.2008 13.10.2008
Glenrothes Death of John MacDougall (Lab) (12.8.2008)
06.11.2008 Lindsay Roy (Lab) 12.11.2008 08.12.2008

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

LABOUR PARTY
39 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0HA
Tel: 08705 900200
www.labour.org.uk
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
107 McDonald Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4NW
Tel: 0131 525 8900
www.snp.org
CONSERVATIVE PARTY
Conservative Campaign Headquarters
30 Millbank
London
SW1P 4DP
Tel: 020 7222 9000
www.conservatives.com
PLAID CYMRU
18 Park Grove
Cardiff
CF10 3BN
Tel: 029 2064 6000
www.plaidcymru.org
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
4 Cowley Street
London
SW1P 3NB
Tel: 020 7222 7999
www.libdems.org.uk
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC & LABOUR PARTY
Cranmore House
121 Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 1SH
Tel: 028 9024 7700
www.sdlp.ie/
SINN FEIN
Sinn Fein
53 Falls Road
Belfast
BT12 4PD
Tel: 028 9022 3000
www.sinnfein.ie
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY
Cunningham House
429 Holywood Road
Belfast
BT4 2LN
Tel: 028 9076 5500
www.uup.org
DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY
91 Dundela Avenue
Belfast
BT4 3BU
Tel: 028 9052 1323
www.dup.org.uk

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

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