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United Kingdom

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House of Lords

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Data on youth

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1938

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.
69.00
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Lord Wei (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
93
Oldest member
The Lord Christopher CBE (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
839
Total per sex
Total of male
640
Total of female
218
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
5
41-45
14
46-50
31
51-60
143
61-70
280
71-80
275
81-90
100
91 and over
10
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 0 0 5 14 31 143 280 275 100 10
Total <= 45: 19 Total >= 46: 839
Male 0 0 4 5 18 95 207 222 82 7 640
Female 0 0 1 9 13 48 73 53 18 3 218
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger0.58%0.47%0.12%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger2.21%1.05%1.17%

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.