Contacting a Lord

The public are welcome to contact Members of the House of Lords. However, please note that Members of the Lords do not represent geographic areas (constituencies).

The best way to contact a Lord is by writing to them. Please remember that Peers are not paid and few have secretaries or office support. Their work in Parliament, in the House of Lords chamber, in a committee or other meeting, means that they are often away from their desks - if they have one.

Telephone

Call the main Parliament switchboard on 020 7219 3000. If the Lord has a listed telephone number, the operator will try to connect you. Or, you can leave a message with the Message Service on 020 7219 5353.

Letter

Letters should be addressed to individual Members at The House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW. Mail is delivered to the Lord in the House or forwarded to another address - be aware of this if you need to get in contact urgently, for example if you are writing about a Bill that has a tight timetable to meet.

Email

Many Peers do not have public email addresses.

Fax

Faxes for individual Lords go in the internal mail. Faxes should be sent to 020 7219 5979. Bulk faxes for all Peers are not accepted.

Bulk mailshots

Bulk mailshots for Members of the House of Lords are not accepted unless every item is individually named, stamped and addressed to The SW1 Delivery Office, 53 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BB.

Related information

M'lud?

Want to write a letter to a Lord but not sure what to call them? Consult our handy guide.

Why contact a Lord?
  • Request tickets to tour Parliament
  • The Lord is for/against a Bill you are interested in
  • Your local MP is a government minister, and unable to raise an issue in the Commons or unwilling to go against party policy
  • Many Lords are independent of a political party
  • To invite them to events