Members of the House of Lords

Members of the Lords help to make and shape laws and hold the government to account. Many members remain active in their careers and draw on this experience in their work in the House. This dataset contains details of Lords past and present.

Use this dataset:

  • If you want to find information on Members of the House of Lords.

Our Members' Names Data Platform provides a powerful set of APIs and tools for querying Member data.

Lords Search

This provides a user interface which allows you to search members using multiple filters. Selecting this option will show you the first few records from the dataset and then allow you to select data from the dataset by filtering on any of the attributes for Lords Members. You will then be able to download or display the data in the following formats: CSV (e.g. for use in Microsoft Excel), TTL, Text, XML, JSON or RDF (e.g. for developers)

Members' Names Data Platform

The Members' Names Data Platform has been created in order to provide interested parties with full access information about Members of Parliament and Peers sitting in the House of Lords. Data is available for current and previous members and is exposed in a number of formats.

Members data.parliament API

Developers can build API calls using the explorer tool. Help for the APIs can be found at

Members of the House of Lords Atom feed

The feed contains the 20 most recent resources for Members of the House of Lords. This format is mainly for developers, but will return links to XML files for each of the 20 most recent resources for the Members of the House of Lords dataset.