Parties

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ORDINARY PARTY MEMBERS

  • These are individual members of a party.
  • They form the rank-and-file grassroots membership.
  • They are paid-up party members who do not hold senior positions within their chosen party. 
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ORDINARY MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

  • These are elected Members of Parliament (also known as backbenchers).
  • They do not hold front-bench responsibilities as government ministers, shadow ministers, or party spokespersons. 
  • Although every MP will be a paid-up member of their chosen party, when thinking about ordinary party members you should focus on regular party members than the influence of backbenchers. 
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