In many parliaments and other similar assemblies, seating is typically arranged in banks or rows, with each political party or caucus grouped together.[1] The spokespeople for each group will often sit at the front of their group, and are then known as being on the frontbench (or front bench) and are described as frontbenchers. Those sitting behind them are known as backbenchers. Independent and minority parties sit to the side or on benches between the two sides, and are referred to as crossbenchers.