Examples of backbench in a Sentence
the Prime Minister's supporters on the backbenches
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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.
Back then Diane Abbott seemed as far from the center of power as the even more obscure backbench MP Jeremy Corbyn.
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.
The likeliest outcome is that Gianforte will come to Washington and then recede into the backbenches of Congress -- never to be heard from again.
With his Liberal-National coalition’s ratings trailing Labor, Turnbull was under pressure to sell a strong economic narrative before rumblings over his leadership from discontented lawmakers in his backbench grew any louder.
Seeing no chairs open, General Dunford headed for the backbenches, according to two people who were there.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), a gregarious lawmaker who rose from the backbench to leadership in Congress, is the most well known.
Then, a backbench lawmaker who had not even been invited to the ceremony pulled Trump aside for a selfie.
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