They are the ghost army of Westminster:

Hundreds of ex-MPs with the right to haunt Parliament even though their Commons careers are over.

More than 350 former MPs – enough to form the largest party if they grouped together – hold coveted passes to the Palace of Westminster.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

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