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cross-bench

Brit a seat in Parliament occupied by a neutral or independent member
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However, Gordon continued to support the Labor government from the cross-bench, a notable exception being his sinking of Labor's bid to reintroduce a tree-clearing ban last August.
A new iRights blueprint put forward by a cross-bench peer would allow young people to simply request the removal of any unwanted content.
Baroness Finlay, a champion of palliative care and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, says it is not known how many people have bed sores in Wales because so many go unreported.
Lord Bramall stood down as a cross-bench peer in 2013 although he has kept his title.
PRENUPTIAL agreements should be binding, a cross-bench peer said as she urged Parliament to look again at divorce law.
Meanwhile, the Australian Labour Party has begun its negotiations with cross-bench senators in a move to block the proposed reform of racial discrimination laws.
Alton, a cross-bench member of the UK's House of Lords, is a member of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom.
Lord Hall, who was made a cross-bench peer in 2010, faces low morale at the broadcaster after staff went on strike last week over jobs, workload and allegations of bullying.
Baroness Caroline Cox, cross-bench member of the British House of Lords, as well as other
Lord Hall, who is a cross-bench peer as Lord Hall of Birkenhead, is also deputy chairman of Channel 4.
Lord Adebowale, who is currently Chief Executive of Turning Point and a cross-bench peer, will be joined by Dame Moira Gibb, Naguib Kheraj and Margaret Casely-Hayford.