crossbench


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Noun1.crossbench - any of the seats in the House of Commons used by members who do not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
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
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The debate was proposed by the Earl of Kinnoull (Crossbench), Barrister-at-law.
The laws were pushed through the previous parliament by Labor and the crossbench, despite attempts by the government to prevent it.
Lord Digby Jones, who served as a crossbench Minister for Trade in Gordon Brown's Labour government, said he was appalled by Mr Corbyn's behaviour.
The crossbench peer, who founded Cobra Beer from a flat in Fulham in 1989, would become the first British Asian to lead the CBI.
Crossbench talks between May and Labour were supposed to find a compromise that would unite Parliament to pass the Deal, allow May to resign and launch negotiations on our future European relationship.
Lord Michael Bichard, a crossbench peer, will tell a meeting of business leaders in Wrexham that extending devolution is the best way forward in North Wales and other parts of the UK.
Crossbench peer Lord Laming said: "What's happening to these children?
But the independent crossbench peer questioned whether they would receive legal backing if someone died or was seriously injured in such a case.
The Earl of Lytton, a crossbench peer, told the House of Lords last year the system involved a "most tortuous" registration process.
Those taking on the challenge include presenter Gregg Wallace, comedian Russell Kane, Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins and Paralympic champion and crossbench peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
"Secondly, he is the last person to want to break ranks with what has been quite an impressively disciplined EU side," the crossbench peer told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.