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- n. Alternative form of front bench.
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- n. any of the front seats in the House of Commons of Great Britain that are reserved for ministers or ex-ministers.
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- n. any of the front seats in the House of Commons that are reserved for ministers or former ministers
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Bringing some Tory veterans back into the fold - especially capable ones like Lilley - should bolster a frontbench which is currently light on governmental experience, and which will most likely have to deal with the terrible fallout from the Brown years.
Do you honestly think my raising issues such as frontbench Liberal John Manley becoming head of the CCCE isn't a worthy part of the dialogue?
Once Mr Oakeshott reveals if he will be a minister, Ms Gillard will be able to finalise her new frontbench which is expected to include former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
A fold of paper was handed along the government frontbench to the chief secretary to the Treasury, who opened it, read it, then promptly budged up behind George Osborne.
Whatever became of the sense of humour that first made him a frontbench treat?
In this idle fantasy, what was being passed along the frontbench during Osborne's speech was a note not from the 16-year-old Danny Alexander, but from the Danny Alexander who roamed the Earth in early May 2010.
He knows about that, as a former Downing Street aide to Tony Blair, who unlike many people on the political inside decided not to search for the predictable winnable Labour seat and subsequent frontbench job but instead trained as a teacher.
Ed Miliband will lose the next election if Labour falls into a trap set by the Conservatives and allows itself to be defined solely as the defender of public spending, one of the party's leading frontbench intellectuals has warned.
Salmond's frontbench team and his back office staff are of a far higher calibre than those in the opposition.
He says that when the public-sector unions confront the government over the pay freeze, they would "now be fighting the Labour frontbench as well".