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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But independent crossbencher Baroness Deech warned the move would set an "unfortunate precedent" which could have far-reaching repercussions.
Sarah Hogg is a member of the House of Lords where she sits as a Crossbencher.
Make it the same with a crossbencher like I tried to become and limited their contribution to their areas of expertise.
Same with a crossbencher like I tried to become - limited to contributing on their areas of expertise.
Crossbencher Baroness Campbell (right) was very cross to be left on a plane for two hours because staff wouldn't bring her motorised wheelchair to the aircraft door.
The independent crossbencher said the inability to produce documentary evidence contributed to the "sorry story" of the Windrush generation - named after a ship that brought migrants to Britain from the Caribbean in 1948 - whose treatment has led to an angry backlash against the Government.
Theresa May has been left red faced after a former Tory MP, who she appointed to the House of Lords, has revealed he will be sitting as a crossbencher in the upper chamber.
Crossbencher peer Baroness Sheila Hollins has revealed she is working on a new amendment that could see that happen.
This is the dream of tyrants through the ages" - Lord Wilson of Dinton, an independent crossbencher.
On Friday a member of Xenophon's eponymous party in the lower house of parliament, Rebekha Sharkie, became the latest crossbencher to withdraw her support for the government on matters of confidence and supply, telling Fairfax Media the prime minister was showing "disrespect to the Australian community" by not standing down the ministers referred to the High Court from their cabinet positions.
But crossbencher Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, who uses a wheelchair, urged ministers to go even further in enhancing bus accessibility for disabled people.
Lord Digby Jones Business advisor and House of Lords crossbencher DIGBY Jones is probably best known for the seven years he spent as an outspoken director general of the CBI and his time as Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment after being appointed by Gordon Brown.