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Weekly Information Bulletin: 19 February 2011

State of the Parties in the House of Commons as at 18 February 2011

Conservative

305

Alliance

(Naomi Long)

1

Labour

254

Green

(Caroline Lucas)

1

Liberal Democrat

57

Independent

(Lady Sylvia Hermon,

Rt Hon. Mr Denis MacShane)

2

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 Seat:

Belfast West, Barnsley Central

2

Sinn Fein

(Messrs Doherty, McGuinness, Murphy & Ms Gildernew)

4 (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 278 of all other parties – excludes Speaker, Deputy Speakers and Sinn Fein)

84

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)

Barnsley Central

Resignation of Eric Illsley (Ind) (08.02.11)

03.03.2011

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

1A Waterlow Road
London

N19 5NJ

Tel: 020 7272 4474

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

PLAID CYMRU

18 Park Grove

Cardiff

CF10 3BN

Tel: 029 2064 6000

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 9052 1323

www.dup.org.uk

SINN FEIN

Sinn Fein

53 Falls Road

Belfast

BT12 4PD

Tel: 028 9022 3000

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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