List of Northern Ireland members of the House of Lords

List of Northern Ireland members of the House of Lords

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

This list does not include hereditary peers who have lost their seat in the Lords following the House of Lords Act 1999, or those in the Peerage of Ireland, who have never had an automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords at Westminster. [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 UK House of Lords between 1800 and 1922, when the right was exhausted due to the Government of Ireland Act.]

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

"Listed in order of surname, not title"

Current members

* John Alderdice, Baron Alderdice, former leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland and first Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, now Liberal Democrat
* Paul Bew, Baron Bew, professor at Queen's University Belfast
* May Blood, Baroness Blood, member of the Labour Party
* Alan Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough, (representative peer) [House of Lords Act 1999, which reduced sitting rights of several hundred inherited members to ninety-two hereditaries known as representative peers] , landowner and a Lord-in-Waiting to The Queen, is the grandson of a former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and son of an Ulster Unionist MP.
* Wallace Browne, Baron Browne of Belmont, former Lord Mayor of Belfast, member of Democratic Unionist Party
* Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell, Law Lord and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
* Robin Dixon, 3rd Baron Glentoran, (representative peer) [House of Lords Act 1999, which reduced sitting rights of several hundred inherited members to ninety-two hereditaries known as representative peers] , member of the Conservative Party
* Robin Henry Alexander Eames, Baron Eames OM, PhD, DD, retired Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland)
* Dr. Edward Enda Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond OBE, businessman and member of Ulster Unionist Party
* Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, former Law Lord and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
* John Laird, Baron Laird, former chairman of the Ulster-Scots Agency and former Stormont MP for the Ulster Unionist Party
* Kenneth Wiggins Maginnis, Baron Maginnis of Drumglass, former Ulster Unionist Party MP
* Brian Mawhinney, Baron Mawhinney, former Secretary of State for Transport and former Chairman of the Conservative Party
* James Henry Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, KBE, PC, former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
* Maurice Morrow, Baron Morrow, member of the Democratic Unionist Party
* Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, academic and President of the British Academy
* Eileen Paisley, Baroness Paisley of St George's, vice-president of the Democratic Unionist Party
* Diljit Rana, Baron Rana, Indian-born Belfast businessman, sits as a Cross-bencher
* Dennis Rogan, Baron Rogan, member of the Ulster Unionist Party
* Trevor Arthur Smith, Baron Smith of Clifton, Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland
* Leonard Steinberg, Baron Steinberg, businessman and member of the Conservative Party
* John Taylor, Baron Kilclooney, businessman and former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
* David Trimble, Baron Trimble, former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, now Conservative

Deceased members

* William Blease, Baron Blease, trade unionist and member of the Labour Party
* Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, Bt, KG, CBE, MC, PC, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
* John Warden Brooke, 2nd Viscount Brookeborough, PC, Stormont MP Ulster Unionist Party
* James Dawson Chichester-Clark, Baron Moyola, PC, DL, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
* Victor Alexander Cooke, Baron Cooke of Islandreagh, former Ulster Unionist Senator in the Parliament of Northern Ireland
* James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon Bt, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
* Daniel Dixon, 2nd Baron Glentoran, Ulster Unionist member of Northern Ireland House of Commons
* Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, Ulster Unionist member of Northern Ireland House of Commons
* Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, Ulster Unionist member of British House of Commons
* Arthur Brian Deane Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Downpatrick, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
* Gerry Fitt, Baron Fitt, founder leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
* Georgiana Maxwell, 27th Baroness de Ros - suo jure peeress
* James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Abercorn - served in the Senate of Northern Ireland and at the House of Lords.
* Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry - Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland 1971-1988.
* John MacDermott, Baron MacDermott - Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland 1951-1971.
* Brian McConnell, Baron McConnell, Ulster Unionist Stormont MP. Life peer (1995-2000)
* Hugh O'Neill, 1st Baron Rathcavan, Ulster Unionist Westminster and Stormont MP
* Phelim O'Neill, 2nd Baron Rathcavan, Ulster Unionist Westminster and Stormont MP, later Alliance Party
* Terence Marne O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

References

ee also

* Edward Carson, Baron Carson - Irish Unionist politician and British Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, originally from Dublin.
* Demographics and politics of Northern Ireland
* List of Northern Ireland members of the Privy Council


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