Definition of 'commons'
Example sentences containing 'commons'
The Sun (2015)
But the changes were passed by a large Commons majority.The Sun (2015) The Sun (2014)
It could become a serious problem for a government already running into difficulty over its slender Commons majority.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
And what does the chairman of the august Commons select committee on public administration do about all this?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The veteran politician will remain in the cabinet as leader of the Commons before standing down at the next election.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They already appear before Commons committees.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But it would almost certainly force him to call a second election within six months to try and secure a working Commons majority.The Sun (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
A government with a clear Commons majority feels that it should be able to get its business through.Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2010) The Sun (2011)
What happens on Commons committees?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She was also leading the opposition when Labour was struggling with economic crises with an uncertain Commons majority.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He gave them seats at the top table just 18 months after they entered the Commons for the first time.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2016)
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