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1. backbench

any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons

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British, Australian and New Zealand
involving backbenchers
Such a motion is considered a test of backbench opinion.
The government could be facing a backbench rebellion on this issue.
a backbench MP

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see synonyms of backbench
1. Chiefly British The rear benches in the House of Commons where junior members of Parliament sit behind government officeholders and their counterparts in the opposition party.
2. New members of Congress considered as a group.

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