This is a list of Members of the United Kingdom House of Lords who were born, live or lived in Northern Ireland.

This list does not include hereditary peers whose only parliamentary service was in the House of Lords prior to the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, and who lost their seats under that Act. Nor does it include those in the Peerage of Ireland, who have never had an automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords at Westminster.[1]

Note: There is no such thing as the Peerage of Northern Ireland and peers do not represent geographic areas as such.[2] Some do, however, choose titles which reflect geographical localities, e.g. Lord Kilclooney, this is, however, entirely nominal.

Current members

Name Party Entered Lords Notes
The Lord Alderdice     Liberal Democrat 8 October 1996 former leader of the Alliance Party
The Lord Bew     Crossbencher 26 March 2007 Academic and Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life
The Viscount Brookeborough     Crossbencher 11 November 1987 Elected hereditary peer, Lord-in-waiting to The Queen, grandson of a Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and son of an Ulster Unionist Stormont MP.
The Lord Browne of Belmont     DUP 12 June 2006 former MLA and former Lord Mayor of Belfast
The Viscount Craigavon     Crossbencher 30 July 1974 Elected hereditary peer, grandson of a Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
The Lord Dodds of Duncairn     DUP 18 September 2020 deputy leader of the DUP and former House of Commons leader of the DUP.
The Lord Eames     Crossbencher 25 August 1995 former Anglican Archbishop of Armagh
The Lord Empey     UUP 19 January 2011 former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
The Lord Hay of Ballyore     DUP 16 December 2014 former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
The Baroness Hoey     Non-Affiliated 14 September 2020 former Labour Party Westminster MP
The Lord Kilclooney     Crossbencher 17 July 2001 former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and former Stormont MP
The Lord Lexden     Conservative 23 December 2010 Academic (formerly at The Queen's University, Belfast), and historian.
The Lord Maginnis of Drumglass     Independent Unionist 20 July 2001 former Ulster Unionist Westminster MP
Suspended from the House since 7 September 2020 for "at least 18 months"[3]
The Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown     DUP 19 June 2018 former Westminster MP
The Lord Morrow     DUP 7 June 2006 former MLA
The Baroness O'Loan     Crossbencher 11 September 2009 former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
The Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve     Crossbencher 25 February 1999 Academic and President of the British Academy
The Lord Rana     Conservative 16 June 2004 Indian-born Belfast businessman
The Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick     Non-Affiliated 16 October 2019 former leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
The Lord Rogan     UUP 22 July 1999 former chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party
The Lord Trimble     Conservative 2 June 2006 former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

Living former members

Deceased members

References

  1. ^ Irish Peers sat in the Irish House of Lords, with the passing of the Act of Union 1800 this House was abolished and twenty-eight Peers in the peerage of Ireland were elected to sit in the United Kingdom House of Lords between 1800 and 1922, when the right was exhausted due to the Government of Ireland Act.
  2. ^ In the Earl of Antrim's Petition [1967] 1 A.C. 691 it was held that Irish Representative Peers did, in fact, represent Ireland as an entity, thus on the passing of the Government of Ireland Act elections from the Irish Peerage could no longer take place, as the Ireland of the Act of Union 1800 ceased to exist.
  3. ^ "Conduct Committee Report Volume 808". House of Lords Hansard. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020. That, in accordance with Standing Order 12, Lord Maginnis of Drumglass be suspended from the service of the House for a period of at least 18 months and until the Conduct Committee confirms that he has satisfactorily completed the other requirements of the sanction
  4. ^ The Duke of Abercorn lost his seat under section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999 on 11 November 1999.
  5. ^ Baroness Blood resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ Lord Glentoran resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 30 October 2017.
  7. ^ Baroness Paisley of St George's resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 1 June 2017.
  8. ^ Lord Carswell resigned from the House of Lords under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 on 20 October 2019.

See also