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    Are you going to stand?
    Maybe, although I know I'm too new to make an impact.
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    It takes away one of the most fundamental functions of most human bodies without the consent of their owners. It's on the same level as forcing someone to have brain surgery to change their personality - it's the most extreme form of oppression possible. Besides, what if the parents of the person who would have found a cure for cancer were sterilised? What then?
    I don't support sterilisation myself, but that's a bit of a silly argument - nobody is meant to discover anything, and the future is not predetermined.
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    Monitoring this with keen interest...
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    Nah you won't
    Maybe not this election, but next time.
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    Judging by the amount of islamophobia and hatred towards muslims TSR has had recently i can only imagine a UKIP majority in a mock election, where most people would think white privilege doesn't exist.

    And don't reply saying 'islamophobia' doesn't exist. Idgaf.
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    Judging by the amount of islamophobia and hatred towards muslims TSR has had recently i can only imagine a UKIP majority in a mock election, where most people would think white privilege doesn't exist.

    And don't reply saying 'islamophobia' doesn't exist. Idgaf.
    Any party getting a majority is extremely unlikely in a TSR General Election and votes are generally quite varied (Conservatives and Labour enjoy a core foundation of support but UKIP, Liberals, Greens and Socialists have all had volatile MP numbers). The addition of the Nat Libs could also make things interesting this time around.
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    Monitoring this with keen interest...
    If you want to get involved further, you could either stand as an Independent yourself or join a party. There's info about all the parties and how to join here
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Any party getting a majority is extremely unlikely in a TSR General Election and votes are generally quite varied (Conservatives and Labour enjoy a core foundation of support but UKIP, Liberals, Greens and Socialists have all had volatile MP numbers). The addition of the Nat Libs could also make things interesting this time around.
    I'm not sure core is right. You do remember XX right?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I'm not sure core is right. You do remember XX right?
    In recent history (the last five parliaments or so), the Tories and Labour haven't ever had less than 9 seats, even when the Libertarians were a reasonable power and with the freak event that was a Green party with 13 seats, which I'd consider as a sustained core vote.

    Looking back over the numbers though, contrary to my recollection, UKIP are actually very stable seats-wise.
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    In recent history (the last five parliaments or so), the Tories and Labour haven't ever had less than 9 seats, even when the Libertarians were a reasonable power and with the freak event that was a Green party with 13 seats, which I'd consider as a sustained core vote.

    Looking back over the numbers though, contrary to my recollection, UKIP are actually very stable seats-wise.
    TSR UKIP has never had a decrease in seats won.
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    In recent history (the last five parliaments or so), the Tories and Labour haven't ever had less than 9 seats, even when the Libertarians were a reasonable power and with the freak event that was a Green party with 13 seats, which I'd consider as a sustained core vote.

    Looking back over the numbers though, contrary to my recollection, UKIP are actually very stable seats-wise.
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    TSR UKIP has never had a decrease in seats won.
    As above UKIP is the ONLY party to have never lost a seat in the general election and if you plot their votes archived on a graph against Parliments it is the only one I would say can accurately be modelled with a straight line.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    TSR UKIP has never had a decrease in seats won.
    I've got to say that is some achievement so Kudos to you guys


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    It would be nice if there was another Lib-Lab coalition.
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    I'd imagine that Labour will gain a couple of seats, whilst the Conservatives would lose a couple, as would be the case IRL.

    My endorsement? Well, that would be telling, wouldn't it?
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    I'd imagine that Labour will gain a couple of seats, whilst the Conservatives would lose a couple, as would be the case IRL.

    My endorsement? Well, that would be telling, wouldn't it?
    Labour will do well to get much higher than 14 seats.

    I think the Tories and Labour will be tied


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    (Original post by Aph)
    I'm not sure core is right. You do remember XX right?
    That was probably the lower bound of the core Lab and Con votes.
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    Labour will do well to get much higher than 14 seats.

    I think the Tories and Labour will be tied


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    I'm not sure TBH. Lots of the electorate don't actively debate here, and aren't aware of the differences between TSR and RL parties. I'd expect lots of voters to vote based on their RL affiliations. IRL, many voters have defected from the Conservatives following their 'issues'. I'd expect both coalition parties to do well in this election.
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    When do we start a predictions thread anyway? After Manifestos are released?
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    (Original post by Aph)
    As above UKIP is the ONLY party to have never lost a seat in the general election and if you plot their votes archived on a graph against Parliments it is the only one I would say can accurately be modelled with a straight line.
    Let us hope this trend is broken.
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    Rakas' TSR Motion and Bill Challenge proves how terrible this term has been with a government not doing much, other parties overtaking the government, and an overall fall in activity. In both Parliaments it shows UKIP has been carrying the MHoC forward, a role we aim to continue next Parliament.

    22nd Parliament
    22nd Parliament to date..

    Ukip: 20
    Government: 19
    Green: 18
    Conservative: 13
    Socialist: 8
    Liberal: 3


    20th Parliament
    20th Parliament

    Ukip: 53
    Green: 16
    Government: 16
    Conservative: 10
    Labour: 8
    Socialist: 1
 
 
 
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