[ UK /bˈækbɛnt‍ʃɐ/ ]
  1. a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use backbencher In A Sentence

  • Labour backbenchers are confident the last tally-ho will soon echo across Britain's countryside.
  • But here he is, threatening to go on and on, surrounded by fawning Labour ministers, backbenchers and constituency delegates.
  • He said there was a groundswell of opinion among backbenchers, and said he had been involved with a statement released detailing the plans.
  • As a mere backbencher I'm not privy to negotiations that go on.
  • But former city Lord Mayor Cllr Dermot Lacey (Lab) says there is opposition to the new post from a 'coalition of Fianna Fáil backbenchers and bureaucrats' who want to 'stymie' RTÉ News
  • Expect, too, plenty of backbenchers to step forward fearlessly to criticise the leadership.
  • The joy among backbenchers when McCreevy announced the programme last December was almost unconfined, as they scurried off to their constituencies to bask in the good news.
  • Mr Morgan, 46, repeatedly demanded on Tuesday night that the 40-year-old Tory backbencher withdraw her allegation, which he described as an "absolute, blatant lie". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • While the Committee was looking at the strange electoral role practices of the family of the somnolent Queensland backbencher, he seemed to have something different to say.
  • The whips who failed miserably to dragoon the rebels through the ‘No’ lobby on Wednesday wearily admit that a mass revolt by more than a third of backbenchers cannot be passed off as a mere blip.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy