frontbencher

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a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party

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Ms Lynch, 29, who won the seat for Labour last May after Linda Riordan stood down, will serve as a whip on the shadow frontbench.
His spokesman said: "Labour's frontbench is inclusive across the party.
His new shadow communities secretary Jon Trickett earlier hit back at Communities Secretary Greg Clark, who joked he was relieved to see an Opposition frontbench that is willing to serve under the new Labour leader.
Young, full name Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young, 6th Baronet, is an old Etonian (get away) and you don't get many of them on the Tory frontbench.
Who has returned to the Conservative frontbench as shadow business and enterprise secretary?
Former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke is to make a dramatic return to the Tory frontbench as David Cameron seeks to beef up his attack on the Government over the economy.
A FRONTBENCH MP was branded "completely dizzy" yesterday for dialling 999 after discovering a problem with her boiler.
In a frontbench career spanning 20 years, Geoffrey Howe served in the Cabinets of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher.
The bumbling MP, who outraged Scousers when he accused them of "wallowing in grief" after the execution of Iraq hostage Ken Bigley, was promoted to the Tory frontbench yesterday.
Phil Hogan, a member of the parliamentary committee and a frontbench spokesman of the main opposition party, Fine Gael, shared RGDATA's concern.
Humiliated Tories now face being pushed off their own frontbench during Scottish Question Time.
Fine Gael Frontbench Spokesman with the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland, where he conducted a wide range of activities including legislative research, speechwriting, IT operations and general work with constituents.
Trickett retorted: "When you talk about the Opposition frontbench, let me say this - we are ready, willing and able to take the fight to your frontbench and eventually to drive you out of office.
Labour's frontbench team wanted to offer no resistance to the bill, after securing concessions that would allow jobseekers to appeal against rulings on their benefits claims.
The MP has been backed by senior Labour peer Jeremy Beecham, a frontbench party spokesman and previous chairman of Labour's ruling national executive committee.