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Parliament of the United Kingdom/Catalogs/Political parties

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House of Commons

State of the major parties in the House of Commons

State of the parties as of March 2017

Party or group Seats
Conservative 288[1]
Labour 244[2]
SNP 35
Liberal Democrat 19
DUP 10
Sinn Féin[3] 7
Independent Group for Change[4] 5
Plaid Cymru 4
Green 1
Independent 36[5]
Speaker[6] 1
Vacant[7] -
Total 650
Government working majority 0[8]


Footnotes

  1. One Conservative MP acts as a Deputy Speaker, so does not vote.
  2. Two Labour MPs act as Deputy Speakers, so do not vote.
  3. Sinn Féin contests UK general elections but does not take the seats; therefore, its MPs do not vote or speak in the House of Commons.
  4. Formed during the lifetime of this Parliament by defectors from other parties.
  5. Only one of these was elected as an independent; the others have resigned or been expelled or suspended from their parties.
  6. Does not vote except to break a tie; the Speaker is not a member of any party.
  7. Seats awaiting the election of a new MP in a by-election or general election.
  8. Does not include the Speaker and Speaker's Deputies (who do not usually vote) or Sinn Féin (which does not take the seats).