SHOCK! Peers are getting younger.

Lord Tyler

With the help of the Lords Library I have updated the information on the age of current Members of the House of Lords.

It shows that since October 2014 the average age has dropped…from 70.12 to 69.

Given the large number of new Members this is scarcely earth shattering but I suppose its a step in the right direction.

The Prime Minister is very frustrated by the rejuvenated activity of the House of Lords. Perhaps he now regrets allowing the 2012 Lords Reform Bill to collapse.

Here are the complete figures:

Age;           Number of Members Jan 2016;            Number of Members Oct 2014;
30-39                                                     2                                                     2
40-49                                                   38                                                    29
50-59                                                 108                                                   111
60-69                                                 266                                                   249
70-79                                                 300                                                   290
80-89                                                 131                                                   136
90-99                                                   15                                                     29
Total Number of Peers                          860                                                   846
Average Age                                         69                                                 70.12

Please note that the total number of Members includes all current Members of the House, including those currently on leave of absence or disqualification.

4 comments for “SHOCK! Peers are getting younger.

  1. MilesJSD
    14/01/2016 at 8:30 pm

    How does any of that help us 60 million on-the-ground “cannon-fodder” ?

    • MilesJSD
      15/01/2016 at 5:15 pm

      I mean, how does having ‘younger’ & ‘more-up-to-date’ Upper House seated and fully-attendant members, actually legislate for our lowest-income wholistic-living Needs and affordably-sustainworthy Hows thereto ?

      How can those who do not have to live off just one-human-living or less, and ‘permanently’ so, know what such real-life holds in ‘store’ ?

      I mean, when will our parliamentarians face-up-to
      and doggedly ‘no-lose’ resolve
      our lowest-income-entrapped needs & affordably-sustainworthy How-to-Meet these real-life needs wholisticly-adequately – including participatory-democratic-scrutiny skilfully ?

    • 21/01/2016 at 3:20 am

      Ah, i see. Well th’tas not too tricky at all!”

  2. Malden Capell
    22/01/2016 at 2:00 pm

    How does this lead to Cameron ‘regretting’ the failure of the 2012 Bill? If anything he’s probably counting his blessings that the House isn’t more assertive.

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