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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th July 2008

State of the Parties in the House of Commons
as at 11 July 2008

Labour 350 Independent Labour

(Clare Short)

1
Conservative 193 Independent Conservative

(Andrew Pelling, Derek Conway)

2
Liberal Democrat 63 Independent

(Dr Richard Taylor, Dai Davies,

Robert Wareing)

3
Scottish National Party / Plaid Cymru

(SNP - Messrs Robertson, Salmond, Weir, Wishart, MacNeil & Hosie / PC - Messrs Llwyd, Price, H Williams)

9 UK Independence

(Dr Bob Spink)

1
Democratic Unionist Party

(Messrs Campbell, Dodds, Donaldson, McCrea, Paisley, P Robinson, Ms Iris Robinson, Simpson, Wilson)

9 Respect

(George Galloway)

1
Sinn Fein

(Messrs Adams, Doherty, McGuinness, Murphy & Ms Gildernew)

5 (Have not taken their seats and cannot vote)

The Speaker and 3 Deputies

(Sir Alan Haselhurst, CWM; Mrs Sylvia Heal, 1st DCWM; Sir Michael Lord, 2nd DCWM)

4 (Do not normally vote)
Social Democratic & Labour Party

(Messrs Durkan, McDonnell, McGrady)

3 Vacant seats

(Glasgow East)

Total number of seats

1

646

Ulster Unionist

(Lady Sylvia Hermon)

1 Current working Government Majority

(350 Labour MPs less 286 of all other parties - excludes Speaker & Deputies and Sinn Fein)

64

The total number of women MPs is 125: (Lab 94; Con 17; LD 9; DU 1; SF 1; UU 1; DCWM 1; Ind Lab 1)

Abbreviations:

CWM - Chairman of Ways and Means

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

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

Further information about Members of Parliament by Party, Constituency and Region can be found on the parliamentary website at the following: http://www.parliament.uk/directories/directories.cfm


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) 19.07.2005 21.07.2005
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) 13.02.2006 01.03.2006
Blaenau Gwent Death of Peter Law (Ind) (25.4.2006)

29.6.2006 Dai Davies (Ind) 04.07.2006 20.07.2006
Bromley & Chislehurst

Death of Eric Forth (Con)

(18.5.2006)

29.6.2006 Bob Neill (Con) 03.07.2006 19.07.2006
Sedgefield Resignation of the Rt Hon Tony Blair (Lab) (27.6.2007)

19.7.2007 Phil Wilson (Lab) 23.07.2007 08.10.2007
Ealing Southall Death of Piara Khabra (Lab)
(19.6.2007)

19.7.2007 Virendra Kumar Sharma (Lab) 23.07.2007 08.10.2007
Crewe and Nantwich Death of Gwyneth Dunwoody (Lab) (17.4.2008)

22.05.2008 Edward Timpson (Con) 02.06.2008 16.06.2008
Henley Resignation of Boris Johnson (Con) (4.6.2008)

26.06.2008 John Howell (Con) 30.06.2008 tbc
Haltemprice and Howden Resignation of David Davis (Con) (18.6.2008)

10.07.2008 David Davis (Con) 10.07.2008 tbc
Glasgow East Resignation of David Marshall
(Lab) (30.06.2008)
24.07.2008

Further information about the By-Election process can be found in the House of Commons Information Office Factsheet M7 Parliamentary Elections on the parliamentary website at the following: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_publications_and_archives/factsheets.cfm


Political Party Contacts

LABOUR PARTY

39 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0HA

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 Campaign Headquarters

30 Millbank

London

SW1P 4DP

Tel: 020 7222 9000

http://www.conservatives.com

PLAID CYMRU

18 Park Grove

Cardiff

CF10 3BN

Tel: 029 2064 6000

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 9024 7700

http://www.sdlp.ie/

SINN FEIN

Sinn Fein

53 Falls Road

Belfast

BT12 4PD

Tel: 028 9022 3000

http://www.sinnfein.ie

ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY

Cunningham House

429 Holywood Road

Belfast

BT4 2LN

Tel: 028 9076 5500

http://www.uup.org

DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY

91 Dundela Avenue

Belfast

BT4 3BU

Tel: 028 9052 1323

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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