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any of the front seats in the House of Commons that are reserved for ministers or former ministers

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MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman (below) has been named as the brightest star on the Conservative front benches.
Since Labour came in we've seen rats on the front benches and mice on the back.
The front benches of the three main parties in Westminster are mostly now filled with young professional careerist MPs.
Forcing retired people to put up the cash to fund a tax break for the richest people in the land - who include, incidentally, members of both front benches in the House of Commons - was a political disaster worthy only of an inept politician.
Cameron is struggling desperately to take his team down a class or two because he recognises that gallons of blue blood sploshing about on his front benches is electoral poison.
It is seen as the first stage of a campaign to rehabilitate himself and return to the front benches.
Mr Cameron also returned Damien Green to the front benches, in the high-profile role of immigration spokesman.