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Definition of "frontbencher" []

  • One who sits on the front bench in a parliament. Typically the spokesmen for those who sit further back. (noun)

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Use "frontbencher" in a sentence
  • "As MPs go, he is relatively well known as a frontbencher in Parliament and a leading voice on business issues."
  • "One of Cameron's speechwriters told us privately he hated the 'be nice to gays' thing, while a big name frontbencher predicted a mess over Cameron's suggestion that faith schools should allow children of other faiths in (Will Cardinal Murphy O'Connor really want to allow Muslim pupils into Catholic schools?"
  • "At the other end of the spectrum are schools such as Lilian Baylis Technology School in Kennington, south London, the school made infamous by ex-Etonian and current Tory frontbencher Oliver Letwin when in 2003 he crassly claimed he would rather "beg on the street" than let his child go to such a school."
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