Examples of backbench in a Sentence
the Prime Minister's supporters on the backbenches
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While neither study has been officially released to the general public, backbench lawmakers from all parties have been allowed to view them in a locked reading room.
There he was greeted by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who chairs the party but holds no constitutional position beyond his role as a backbench MP serving Warsaw constituents.
The party’s members, who back hard Brexit by three to one, would then decide—so the chances are the winner would be a hardliner such as Boris Johnson, the chaotic foreign secretary, or Jacob Rees-Mogg, a neo-Victorian backbench novelty.
Back then Diane Abbott seemed as far from the center of power as the even more obscure backbench MP Jeremy Corbyn.
Chris Grayling, Andrea Leadsom and Priti Patel are among those ripe for relegation to the backbenches. Purging ministers who voted for Brexit would provoke calls to even things up by sacking some Remainers.
The bill will then move to the committee stage in the House of Commons in October where amendments are likely to be added under pressure from backbench Conservatives and opposition members of Parliament.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), a gregarious lawmaker who rose from the backbench to leadership in Congress, is the most well known.
The likeliest outcome is that Gianforte will come to Washington and then recede into the backbenches of Congress -- never to be heard from again.
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Definition of backbench for English Language Learners
: a seat in the British Parliament that is held by an ordinary member
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