crossbencher

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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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His voice should not be lost to Parliament but I believe he would be better suited to the "Cross Benches of the House of Lords".
Baroness Warnock, who sits on the cross benches in the House of Lord, added, 'Their very title specialist schools may make them more acceptable and fit to exist alongside mainstream schools.
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.
She is weak on politics--there were no 'cross benches' in the Commons and MPs did not have 'offices' but the fault here also lies in the editing.