Entry from British & World English dictionary
The members of a political party who are in parliament, as distinguished from the party in the country as a whole.
- It is the job of the caucus of the parliamentary party to elect a new party leader, so we called a meeting of all the provincial leaders and senior figures.
- ‘He needed a portfolio with clout,’ said another member of the parliamentary party.
- As he gradually becomes a greater liability, even the most supine members of the parliamentary party will put pressure on him to go.
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