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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We don't have a father or mother of the house but if we did, it would be Rhodri Morgan," he said.
Mariam, the mother of the house introduced me to the six others living inside the one bedroom home.
In a tribute to Westminster's longest-serving female politician, Justice Secretary Jack Straw said: "There was the mother of the house, the great parliamentarian and then the awkward old bat.
Neil said: "I suppose you could say we are quite traditional and as the mother of the house Sharon likes to make sure that the children get the right things to eat to remain fit and healthy.
In order to elect a Presiding Officer (Speaker), the 69-year-old mother of the house, Winifred Ewing, was in the chair.
Dalal Al Hajibi is the mother of the house and she lives with her four children inside the home without their father present.