Father of the House


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Father of the House

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) the longest-serving member of the House of Commons
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When the Russell Square family came to dinner that evening, they found the father of the house seated in his usual place, but with that air of gloom on his face, which, whenever it appeared there, kept the whole circle silent.
So grave is Brexit, claims Father of the House Clarke, that he has stated he would be prepared to oust Boris Johnson and lead a cross-party interim government.
Ken is father of the house, and a vastly experienced member of Parliament.
As well as being the Father of the House, and the best Prime Minister his party never had, he is a member of the governing party.
When father of the house owner put up resistance, the armed robbers first physically assaulted him and later shot and injured him.
Our president, our commander in chief could be likened to a father of the house. I think that is the best way to make things better understood.
Father of the House, Tory MP Sir Peter Tapsell, said Mr Benn, who died last week aged 88, "was a great parliamentarian", while Dennis Skinner hailed him as "industrious" and "clever".
He was father of the House in 2007 and often rebelled against his party line.
Several MPs did shout "No" when his re-election was moved by new Father of the House Sir Peter Tapsell.
He should be in the running for the Father of the House.
The 60s in the title could equally refer to the age of the acts with original Searcher John McNally, 67, probably father of the house but when the hits rolled out the years rolled away.
The new "Father of the House" is Fine Gael's Enda Kenny who was first elected in 1975.