Definition of parliamentary party in English:

parliamentary party


  • The members of a political party who are in parliament, as distinguished from the party in the country as a whole.

    • ‘‘He needed a portfolio with clout,’ said another member of the parliamentary party.’
    • ‘Only members of the parliamentary party can be nominated for the position.’
    • ‘As he gradually becomes a greater liability, even the most supine members of the parliamentary party will put pressure on him to go.’
    • ‘Inherent appears to be a conflict between the organisational party and the parliamentary party.’
    • ‘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.’