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any of the seats in the House of Commons used by members who do not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition

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" class="selectionShareableAhead of a showdown in the Senate on the Medivac repeal bill, the two Centre Alliance senators are expected to side with Labor and the Greens to block the legislation, meaning the government will rely on the vote of Tasmanian crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie to dismantle the medical transfer laws.
Lord Bilimoria is an active crossbench member of the House of Lords
Lord Nickson is a former crossbench peer and chairman of the Clydesdale Bank, Scottish & Newcastle, and CBI Scotland.
If the amendment to the budget measures bill is successful, it will make it easier for the Liberals to vote down the levy with the support of key crossbench MPs, according to opposition leader, Steven Marshall.
Lord Blair, now a crossbench peer, went on to call for "no cuts", adding: "Looking at what is happening, the idea of continuously cutting the police service's budget seems an absurdity at this stage."
A substantial crossbench could play havoc with the government's attempts to pass legislations.
In 2010, she became an independent crossbench peer in the House of Lords, taking the title Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.
Voting was 307 to 277, a majority of 30, for the amendment put down by independent crossbench peer Baroness Meacher at the close of a heated and highly charged debate lasting more than three-and-a-half hours.
Under huge Government pressure on Tuesday, crossbench peer Baroness Meacher pulled a so-called "fatal motion" which would have torpedoed the cuts.
The crossbench peer takes up her duties on July 27.
During his speech to the Conservative Party Conference, the crossbench peer took aim at sections of society that "just don't get it" when it comes to business.
Manjhi will talk about the process that has led to this transformation." The 90- miute session on Monday will be chaired by Lord Karan Bilimoria, a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, while Professor Robin Burgess, director of the International Growth Centre and professor of Economics at LSE, Ruth Kattumuri, co- Director of the Asia Research Centre and India Observatory at LSE and Patna- based economist Shaibal Gupta will be discussants.
Following Lady Butler-Sloss's appointment on Tuesday, there have been growing expressions of concern that the crossbench peer is too closely tied to the establishment to carry out the inquiry announced by Home Secretary Theresa May this week.