Definition of all-party in English:



  • [attributive] Involving all political parties.

    ‘the measure received all-party support’
    • ‘Failure to win all-party support could hamper efforts to win a £13m National Lottery grant needed to help to fund the £18m plan.’
    • ‘An all-party parliamentary group of MPs and peers which aims to push obesity up the political agenda launches next Tuesday.’
    • ‘But said she took the job after initial hesitation because such a body was long overdue, had a very wide remit and benefited from all-party support.’
    • ‘The Council has strong all-party support for improving services for older people and has invested an extra £5 million in them this year.’
    • ‘It's quite clear from debates in both the Commons and the Lords that there's all-party support for action and that's reflecting the views of the travelling public.’
    • ‘Party politics were not suspended during the war and there was never an effective all-party coalition as in the UK.’
    • ‘It was produced by the all-party parliamentary beer association, which receives more than £35,000 a year from pub and brewery companies.’
    • ‘Health Minister Micheál Martin said last night that there was overwhelming all-party support for the smoking ban in the Dáil.’
    • ‘With only two or three votes against and one abstention, the resolution had overwhelming support from the committee, and all-party backing.’
    • ‘No sooner was it reported that Labour might endorse such a measure in the election than the possibility of all-party support was being seriously discussed in Westminster.’
    • ‘She knew such a measure was doomed to failure and would destroy the all-party majority for the Conciliation Committee.’
    • ‘Policing is one of Dr Cable's priorities and he chaired the all-party police group in parliament for five years.’
    • ‘Sir William is encouraged by the commitment to aquaculture he has found among government ministers and their staff, and says his venture has all-party support.’
    • ‘The shake-up is contained in a review of local taxation drawn up by an all-party Parliamentary group.’
    • ‘The move won all-party support at a meeting of the Labour-controlled authority.’
    • ‘It is only at this stage that the fully costed, modified report would be sent to an all-party Dáil committee for further consideration.’
    • ‘The campaign for a dedicated regional children's and maternity hospital yesterday received all-party support from Leeds Council.’
    • ‘An accord reached on Friday will establish an all-party coalition government, seen as the best prospect for balancing ethnic rights and restoring harmony.’
    • ‘He will win all-party support at Westminster for doing so.’
    • ‘Brake was joining MPs, health and road safety professionals at an all-party meeting in Parliament today to call for a range of measures to make streets safer for children.’