cross-bencher

cross-bencher UK [ˈkrɒs ˌbentʃə(r)] US [krɔs ˈbentʃər] noun [countable] [singular cross-bencher plural cross-benchers] british
a member of the house of lords (=part of the British parliament) who does not belong to any particular political party
Thesaurus: politicianshyponym in the uk parliament and assemblieshyponym
Derived Word: cross-bench

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ˈcross-bencher 7 [cross-bencher cross-benchers] noun (BrE)
a member of the British House of Lords who does not belong to a particular political party
Derived Word:cross benches

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