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cross-bench

Brit a seat in Parliament occupied by a neutral or independent member
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He predicted Labour, Liberal Democrat and cross bench peers would join Conservatives to defeat it.
Mr O'Brien said the Bill followed the inquiry into hunting by cross bench peer Lord Burns, whose report the three opposing groups - the Countryside Alliance, Deadline 2000 and the Middle Way Group - said they could work with.
The Conservatives plan to canvass support among cross bench and Liberal Democrat peers to obstruct the proposals in the Lords.
Critics also warn that the independence of view and thought brought by many cross bench hereditary peers will be lost forever.
The cross bench peer in the House of Lords was joined by specially-invited supporters as the work to raise funds for the scheme gathers pace.
The Cardiff-born cross bench peer was giving her views as the Supreme Court ruled that disabled people should not have the right to be helped to die with dignity.
The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced the Abbott Government would seek to move amendments, and accept further cross bench amendments, on the vital Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.