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House of Commons

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Data on youth

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1963

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
50.50
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Mhairi Black (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Dennis Skinner (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
241 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
408 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
458 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
191 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
1 See historical data for this field.
21-30
19 See historical data for this field.
31-40
110 See historical data for this field.
41-45
111 See historical data for this field.
46-50
0 See historical data for this field.
51-60
102 See historical data for this field.
61-70
205 See historical data for this field.
71-80
83 See historical data for this field.
81-90
15 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
3 See historical data for this field.
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 1 19 110 111 0 102 205 83 15 3
Total <= 45: 241 Total >= 46: 408
Male 0 13 69 79 0 71 142 69 12 3 458
Female 1 6 41 32 0 31 63 14 3 0 191
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.08%2%1.08%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20.03%12.63%7.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger37.13%24.81%12.33%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?