French translation of 'backbench'
backbench[ˈbækbɛntʃ] (Britain, Australia)
[opinion, debate] des députés de base
[rebellion] des députés de base
backbench MP ≈ député m ⧫ membre du parlement sans portefeuille
the Conservative backbench MP Sir Teddy Taylor le député conservateur Sir Teddy Taylor
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Example Sentences Including 'backbench'
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MINISTERS yesterday survived a backbench rebellion over controversial planning changes - but only after a major climbdown.The Sun (2013)
The Foreign Secretary confirmed the move in a bid to head off a growing backbench rebellion.The Sun (2013)
The coalition government won the vote to treble fees to 9,000 a year despite three junior ministerial resignations and a backbench rebellion.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They exhibit a discomfort with science that is shared by most junior ministers, backbench MPs and officials.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But instead, it is likely to provoke a backbench rebellion in the Commons.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The Conservative backbench 1922 committee pilloried her for it.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translation of backbench from the Collins English to French Dictionary