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Key findings include:

  • The absolute membership was 824.
  • The ‘actual’ eligible membership was 799.
  • The average age of the absolute membership was 69.
  • There were 216 female Members (26 percent).
  • The average length of membership was 14 years.
  • Since 1 January 2015, 82 Life Peers have been created and 110 Members have left the House.

The party and group affiliation of the actual membership is represented in the following chart:

 Size of the House chart

The briefing also contains the following information: age of the current membership by year bands; length of membership by year bands; average ages of those joining and leaving the House and the reason for cessation of membership.

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