Definition of 'backbench'
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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)
MINISTERS yesterday survived a backbench rebellion over controversial planning changes - but only after a major climbdown.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They exhibit a discomfort with science that is shared by most junior ministers, backbench MPs and officials.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Definition of backbench from the Collins English Dictionary