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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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Many Senators, especially independents on the cross-bench, are yet to make up their minds about what is in the best interests of all Australians.
Nearly a week on from the August 21 election, Australia is still no closer to forming a government, with neither of the major parties close to striking a deal with cross-bench MPs, raising speculation that another election might be in prospect.
Dame Tanni, who will now take the title Baroness, will become a non-political cross-bench peer.
TONY Blair was rocked last night as left-wing Labour MPs threatened to join a cross-bench bid to have him impeached.
Enjoying far more than cross-bench support, each is bandied about as though it not only had a self-evident meaning but was also self-evidently desirable.
This was a cross-bench proposal signed by 238 MPs from the FDP, SPD, Alliance 90 and the CDU, entitled Bill for the Protection of Pre-Born/Developing Life, for the Promotion of a Child-Friendly Society, for Aid in Abortion Conflicts and for the Regulation of the Termination of Pregnancy (Law on Aid for Pregnant Women and for Families).
Gordon was expelled from Labor to sit on the cross-bench just months after the 2015 election, when it emerged he had not declared a juvenile criminal history when applying to be a candidate.
The Government will be moving that a select committee be formed, including opposition and cross-bench members, to investigate parliamentary reform including improving question time, scrutiny of legislation and public participation.
WALES' new cross-bench peer Lord Lisvane returned to his roots yesterday with a visit to Cardiff and one of the city's landmarks his family made possible.
Following Lady Butler-Sloss's appointment yesterday, there Backing: PM David Baroness have been growing expressions of concern that the cross-bench peer is too closely tied to the establishment to carry out the inquiry announced by Home Secretary Theresa May this week.
Following Lady Butler-Sloss's " appointment on Tuesday, there have been growing expressions of concern that the cross-bench peer is too closely tied to the establishment to carry out the inquiry announced by Home Secretary eresa May this week.
Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer who leads a campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination described the move as "deeply disturbing".
The cross-bench peer called for a new focus from all organisations in the North East as he made a speech on improving employment prospects across the region.
Lord Nigel Crisp, from Eaglescliffe, is an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords where his specialist interest is international development and global health.
Despite Labour and Cross-Bench support, we lost by 197 to 162 votes.