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ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITION - 2 May 2001

By Party Strength

PartyLife PeersHereditary: Elected by partyHereditary: Elected Office HoldersHereditary: *Appointed Royal Office HoldersBishopsTotal
Conservative 173 4191  224
Labour 191 22   195
Liberal Democrats5632  61
Cross bench 131 2921  163
Archbishops and Bishops     26 26
Other 6      6
TOTAL 557 75152 26 675
*These are the Duke of Norfolk, The Earl Marshal (Conservative) and the Marquess of Cholmondeley, The Lord Great Chamberlain (Cross Bench).

NB Excludes 4 life peers on leave of absence.

By Type

Archbishops and bishops   26
Life Peers under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 28
Life Peers under the Life Peerages Act 1958(106 women) 533
Peers under House of Lords Act 1999(4 women)92
TOTAL   679

By Rank

Archbishop2
Duke2
Marquess1
Earl27
Countess1
Viscount17
Bishop 24
Baron/Lord 496
Baroness 108
Lady1
TOTAL 679

This information is updated monthly.

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