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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    Yes, we do end up with a lot of members who never contribute, despite frequent PMs etc from SR, our chair. It is indeed quite annoying that members won't even bother to show up for important events, but there you go. Given what you've said and some of the Liberals' experiences we're evidently not the only ones who struggle in that regard.


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    This is a house-wide problem, but it works out better for smaller parties because they have less seats
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    (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
    This is a house-wide problem, but it works out better for smaller parties because they have less seats
    Good point though i'd have thought the ratio of new members to seats would be more influential. Having an RL affiliation the Greens are probably well placed in that they have few seats but a lot of new members. I'd imagine that the Socialists and Libertarians on the other hand may have greater struggles due to fewer new members.
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    I am delighted to announce that I have been duly elected Leader of the TSR Labour Party, and will be leading them into the upcoming election. I wish to thank my predecessor, Mechie, for his fantastic work in the role, and hope that I can lead the Labour Party into a fantastic future in the MHoC. Given the very surprising electoral circumstances, I have tendered my resignation from the Socialist Party to C1 JPKC, but cannot guarantee this will be a long-term solution at this time. Thank you to those who have supported me throughout this somewhat long-winded process and remember - VOTE LABOUR!
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    Labour have poached our DC1.

    Congratulations to the party on making such a good call.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Congrats
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Thank you
    good luck as the new Labour leader
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    (Original post by SciFiRory)
    good luck as the new Labour leader
    PRSOM - many thanks
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    Congrats S.

    To other Labour members..

    Given that your new leader has served in leading positions within both the Green and Socialist parties and has admitted publicly that the socialist party resignation may not be a permanent feature, can the rest of the House take this to mean that you have now accepted your place as a puppet Socialist Party simply taking advantage of the Labour brand. If not then i ask what direction you believe this new choice of leadership entails beyond simply guaranteeing a union of the extremist left.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Congrats S.

    To other Labour members..

    Given that your new leader has served in leading positions within both the Green and Socialist parties and has admitted publicly that the socialist party resignation may not be a permanent feature, can the rest of the House take this to mean that you have now accepted your place as a puppet Socialist Party simply taking advantage of the Labour brand. If not then i ask what direction you believe this new choice of leadership entails beyond simply guaranteeing a union of the extremist left.
    Don't you mean the Communist Party since its election time? Although to be fair the chap was a tough cookie when he left us for the Greens and didn't pander to us at all, but hey who knows :holmes:
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Congrats S.

    To other Labour members..

    Given that your new leader has served in leading positions within both the Green and Socialist parties and has admitted publicly that the socialist party resignation may not be a permanent feature, can the rest of the House take this to mean that you have now accepted your place as a puppet Socialist Party simply taking advantage of the Labour brand. If not then i ask what direction you believe this new choice of leadership entails beyond simply guaranteeing a union of the extremist left.
    Yeah. I am somewhat worried that that's the case, that's why I didn't vote for him. That's why it's my duty to exercise my influence in the party to ensure that it doesn't become just a puppet of the socialists.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Congrats S.

    To other Labour members..

    Given that your new leader has served in leading positions within both the Green and Socialist parties and has admitted publicly that the socialist party resignation may not be a permanent feature, can the rest of the House take this to mean that you have now accepted your place as a puppet Socialist Party simply taking advantage of the Labour brand. If not then i ask what direction you believe this new choice of leadership entails beyond simply guaranteeing a union of the extremist left.
    Thank you for the congratulation May I also take this opportunity to assure you that the Labour Party will not be a "puppet" of any kind and has not entered a "union". You're reading far too much into this - the last leader was also a Socialist member for some time to no ill effect, and there is no guarantee I'll be returning there - certainly not during the election or coalition-building period. In fact, I would say that my good relations with the other two left-wing parties is an advantage, as I'll be able to discuss things sensibly with them and reach mutually beneficial agreements that may not have been possible if Labour had a leader they were more hostile too - essentially, we're keeping our options very much open for now, far from being a puppet party
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    Yeah. I am somewhat worried that that's the case, that's why I didn't vote for him. That's why it's my duty to exercise my influence in the party to ensure that it doesn't become just a puppet of the socialists.
    As I've said, you have nothing to worry about, and I'm sure that in any case you and all the other loyal and committed Labour members and MPs are going to ensure that doesn't happen in this instance!
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Thank you for the congratulation May I also take this opportunity to assure you that the Labour Party will not be a "puppet" of any kind and has not entered a "union". You're reading far too much into this - the last leader was also a Socialist member for some time to no ill effect, and there is no guarantee I'll be returning there - certainly not during the election or coalition-building period. In fact, I would say that my good relations with the other two left-wing parties is an advantage, as I'll be able to discuss things sensibly with them and reach mutually beneficial agreements that may not have been possible if Labour had a leader they were more hostile too - essentially, we're keeping our options very much open for now, far from being a puppet party
    Neither of the leader election candidates had particularly bad relations with the Greens / Socialists.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Congrats S.

    To other Labour members..

    Given that your new leader has served in leading positions within both the Green and Socialist parties and has admitted publicly that the socialist party resignation may not be a permanent feature, can the rest of the House take this to mean that you have now accepted your place as a puppet Socialist Party simply taking advantage of the Labour brand. If not then i ask what direction you believe this new choice of leadership entails beyond simply guaranteeing a union of the extremist left.
    What a load of nonsense. Absolute gibberish, frankly.

    The Socialist Party, The Green Party and The Labour Party on TSR are all ideologically distinct. We share some common goals which is naturally to be expected - just as you, UKIP and the Libers do - but ultimately we are different parties with separate enough views to justify that. We have elected Saiorse as our new leader in a closely fought contest and I have every confidence S will be a fantastic leader to take us forward.

    Generally speaking, I do believe us to be less 'extreme' (not a term I relish using in this context) than the Socialists and have some different ideals to the Greens. I have every confidence that Saiorse will lead us in the direction supported by the majority and if not can expect a VoNC faster than you can say Lenin. I hope we will be working with both left wing parties next term but you can rest assured that any decision to do so will be carried out in an entirely democratic process and thus will have support from the whole party.

    I hope that clears things up.


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    Congratulations Saoirse, I hope u fulfill my prediction u will be a thriving success to the party.
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    Congratulations, excellent choice of leader. Who was your opponent?


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    Congrats and good luck in the role. Nice to know I'm not the only new leader staring down the barrel of an imminent election
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    The TSR Labour Party hereby reaffirms its commitment to a pacifist foreign policy and announces its opposition to any and all military intervention in Syria. We believe that whilst deplorable acts have been carried out by both sides in this brutal civil war, such intervention is not in the interests of Syrian civilians and that the only purpose served other than economic support of the arms trade would be to heighten tensions both in Syria itself and the wider region, causing further bloodshed. Additionally, we believe that the action being discussed is completely inappropriate given the fact that the UN has yet to determine whether a chemical attack was or was not instigated by the regime, and the Security Council has not permitted any intervention. The TSR Labour Party therefore calls on the next Government to refuse to partake in any such action, and instead work towards supporting the ever-growing number of refugees from the crisis into neighbouring states and on a long-term solution to the tensions in the Middle East that can help to secure a more peaceful future for all.
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    Mr Speaker, i request that this instance of electioneering be deleted until parliament is no longer dissolved.
 
 
 
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