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Weekly Information Bulletin
Weekly Information Bulletin: 23rd June 2007

State of the Parties in the House of Commons
as at 25 May 2007

Labour
351
Social Democratic Labour Party
(Messrs Durkan, McDonnell, McGrady)
3
Conservative
196
Independent Labour
Clare Short
1
Liberal Democrat
63
Independent
Dr Richard Taylor
Dai Davies
2
Scottish National Party / Plaid Cymru
(SNP - Messrs Robertson, Salmond, Weir, Wishart, MacNeil & Hosie / PC - Messrs Llwyd, Price, H Williams)
9
Respect
George Galloway
1
Democratic Unionist Party
(Messrs Campbell, Dodds, Donaldson, McCrea, Paisley, P Robinson, Ms Iris Robinson, Simpson, Wilson)
9
The Speaker and 3 Deputies
(Sir Alan Haselhurst, CWM; Mrs Sylvia Heal, 1st DCWM; Sir Michael Lord, 2nd DCWM)
4 (Do not normally vote)
Ulster Unionist
(Lady Hermon)
1
Vacant seats
0
Sinn Fein
(Messrs Adams, Doherty, McGuinness, Murphy & Ms Gildernew)
5 (Have not taken their seats and cannot vote)
Total number of seats

Current working Government Majority
(352 Labour MPs less 285 of all other parties - excludes Speaker & Deputies and Sinn Fein)
646

67

The total number of women MPs is 126

(Lab 95; Con 17; LD 9; DU 1; SF 1; UU 1; DCWM 1; Ind Lab 1)

CWM: Chairman of Ways and Means

1st DCWM: 1st Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

2nd DCWM: 2nd Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means


By-Elections and new MPs since the General Election of May 2005


Vacancy

Cause
By -Election

New Member
Date of
introduction
Maiden
Speech
Cheadle
Death of Patsy Calton (LD) (29.5.2005)
14.7.2005
Mark Hunter (LD)
19.7.2005
21.7.2005
Livingston
Death of Robin Cook (Lab) (6.8.2005)
29.9.2005
Jim Devine (Lab)
10.10.2005
25.10.2005
Dunfermline and West Fife
Death of Rachel Squire (Lab) (5.1.2006)
9.2.2006
Willie Rennie (LD)
13.2.2006
1.3.2006
Blaenau Gwent
Death of Peter Law (Ind) (25.4.2006)
29.6.2006
Dai Davies (Ind)
4.7.2006
20.7.2006
Bromley & Chislehurst
Death of Eric Forth (Con)
(18.5.2006)
29.6.2006
Bob Neill (Con)
3.7.2006
19.7.2006


Political Party Contacts

LABOUR PARTY
39 Victoria Street
London SW1H 9OE
Tel: 08705 900200
http://www.labour.org.uk
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
107 McDonald Road
Edinburgh EH7 4NW
Tel: 0131-525 8900
http://www.snp.org
CONSERVATIVE PARTY
Conservative Central Office
30 Millbank
London SW1P 4DP
Tel: 020-7222 9000
http://www.conservatives.com
PLAID CYMRU
18 Park Grove
Cardiff CF1 3BN
Tel: 029 20-646000
http://www.plaidcymru.org
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
4 Cowley Street
London SW1P 3NB
Tel: 020-7222 7999
http://www.libdems.org.uk
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC & LABOUR PARTY
Cranmore House
121 Ormeau Road
Belfast BT7 1SH
Tel: 028 90-247700
http://www.sdlp.ie/
SINN FEIN
Sinn Fein
53 Falls Road
Belfast BT12 4PD
Tel: 02890 223000
http://www.sinnfein.ie
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY
Cunningham House
429 Holywood Road
Belfast
BT4 2LN
Tel: 02890 765500
http://www.uup.org
DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY
91 Dundela Avenue
Belfast BT4 3BU
Tel: 028 90-471155
http://www.dup.org.uk

Individual Members of Parliament can be contacted at: House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Tel: 020 7219 3000


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