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Backbench in United Kingdom

Backbench (backbenchers) Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

Backbenchers are Members of the Parliament or members of the House of Lords that are neither government ministers nor opposition Shadow spokespeople . They are so called because, in the Chamber, they sit in the rows of benches behind their parties’ spokespeople who are known as frontbenchers.

Traditionally, backbenchers were called ‘private members’; when a bill is introduced by a backbencher it is still described as a Private Member’s Bill.

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  • Article Name: Backbench
  • Author: David Jane
  • Description: Backbench (backbenchers) Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Backbenchers are Members of the Parliament or members of the [...]

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