crossbencher

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Noun1.crossbencher - a member of the House of Commons who does not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
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The committee itself has members from all three parties and the crossbenches and was unanimous.
We are ready for a constructive relationship with the Government, the Opposition and the newly elected Crossbenches, to progress these vital initiatives on behalf of Australian farmers and propel Australian agriculture into a decade of growth and prosperity.
The 64-year-old, who was born in the Republic, has decided to sit on the crossbenches.
I will continue to sit, as allowed under their rules, on the Crossbenches as I have done from 1992.
She will be joined on the crossbenches by Professor Sandy Trees who has enjoyed a career spanning three decades and as many continents and contributed to many veterinary advances.
As Plaid does not have enough members to form an official group, Mr Wigley hopes to take his place on the Crossbenches, where the party's Dafydd Ellis Thomas AM also sits.
The former Labour MP will join his predecessor Baroness Boothroyd on the crossbenches.
Lady Boothroyd was introduced by the Labour veterans Lord Denis Healey and Dame Barbara Castle though she will follow the tradition of previous Speakers of sitting on the crossbenches.