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Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th October 2007

State of the Parties in the House of Commons as at 27 July 2007

Labour

353

Social Democratic Labour Party

(Messrs Durkan, McDonnell, McGrady)

3

Conservative

195

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

(353 Labour MPs less 284 of all other parties - excludes Speaker & Deputies and Sinn Fein)

646

69

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

Sedgefield

Resignation of the Rt Hon Tony Blair (Lab)

(27.6.2007)

19.7.2007

Phil Wilson (Lab)

-

-

Ealing Southall

Death of Piara Khabra (Lab)

(19.6.2007)

19.7.2007

Virendra Kumar Sharma (Lab)

-

-



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

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