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  • n  any of the seats in the House of Commons used by members who do not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition

  • David Owen in
    It is going to be very difficult for us because we need to get support from the entire crossbench to pass things. I pointed out to my colleagues recently that while we should always explore whether we can win support from the minors we should also... Chris Evans The Australian,25197,23672171-5014046,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEkoXT3Ix-EosZBYEHThaDYd-wrJw May 9, 2008 23744 31802 crossbencher Asked if he would consider supporting Labour again at the next election, Lord Owen said: If an election comes I will have to decide. I'm quite happy being a crossbencher. He's a new Prime Minister and he's started well. Let's see how he...

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