Effectiveness of Backbenchers
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How effective are UK backbenchers?
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Government defeated in EU budget vote; Commons votes narrowly ...

The government was indeed defeated, but by only 13 votes. ...
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Week ahead - BBC News

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Week aheadBBC NewsOn Tuesday, (from 11.30am) MPs begin with questions to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and then there's a Ten Minute Rule Bill from Conservative backbencher Richard Bacon, best known for his interrogations at Public Accounts...
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Government "secret court" plans defeated in the Lords Tory MPs

Peers from the across the political spectrum (but notably many Liberal Democrats) voted for a number of measures which guarded against the plans, including giving judges, not Ministers, the say over the use of the secret trials.
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