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a member of the House of Commons who does not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition

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The Lords is made up of predominately life peers who sit on the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat benches with around 200 non-party life peers sitting on the cross benches.
Former Tatton MP Mr Bell lost his own battle to continue in the Commons, which robbed the former school colleagues of a chance to hold an old boys' reunion on the cross benches.