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Speaker Election (May 2016) - Round 2 Watch

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    One candidatehas a stupid tag line, the other doesn't, easy choice.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Where is the RON option?
    Eliminated

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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Where is the RON option?
    If you want to lead a party, you should at least bother to read the rules which were posted in the OP, now for the second time in the last week:

    Day 14 – Poll closes. If a candidate has gained more than 50% of the vote, they are elected. If not, the two candidates with the most votes, plus ties, are put into a second three day ballot with no R.O.N. option. If at any point during the run-off vote a candidate withdraws the run-off is re-ran between the remaining candidate and the next highest placed candidate on the first round ballot excluding the candidate who has withdrawn. The run-off may be reran a maximum of three times. In the event there is no next placed candidate from the first round the remaining candidate undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion procedure lasting three days. If three run-offs all result in withdrawals the candidate left undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Where is the RON option?
    In the second round, RON is also eliminated, with only the two candidates (plus ties) with the most votes going forward - the second round is basically a run-off between these individuals.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    It's not surprising that you Tories can't read the rules:

    Thursday 19th May – Poll closes. If a candidate has gained more than 50% of the vote, they are elected. If not, the two candidates with the most votes, plus ties, are put into a second three day ballot with no R.O.N. option. If at any point during the run-off vote a candidate withdraws the run-off is re-ran between the remaining candidate and the next highest placed candidate on the first round ballot excluding the candidate who has withdrawn. The run-off may be reran a maximum of three times. In the event there is no next placed candidate from the first round the remaining candidate undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion procedure lasting three days. If three run-offs all result in withdrawals the candidate left undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion.
    Congratulations, you've reached the new bottom. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    It's not surprising that you Tories can't read the rules:

    Thursday 19th May – Poll closes. If a candidate has gained more than 50% of the vote, they are elected. If not, the two candidates with the most votes, plus ties, are put into a second three day ballot with no R.O.N. option. If at any point during the run-off vote a candidate withdraws the run-off is re-ran between the remaining candidate and the next highest placed candidate on the first round ballot excluding the candidate who has withdrawn. The run-off may be reran a maximum of three times. In the event there is no next placed candidate from the first round the remaining candidate undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion procedure lasting three days. If three run-offs all result in withdrawals the candidate left undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion.
    As LP has already pointed out, it isn't us who can't read the rules. I don't know what system ukip use internally but it seems rather unconventional

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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    If you want to lead a party, you should at least bother to read the rules which were posted in the OP, now for the second time in the last week:

    Day 14 – Poll closes. If a candidate has gained more than 50% of the vote, they are elected. If not, the two candidates with the most votes, plus ties, are put into a second three day ballot with no R.O.N. option. If at any point during the run-off vote a candidate withdraws the run-off is re-ran between the remaining candidate and the next highest placed candidate on the first round ballot excluding the candidate who has withdrawn. The run-off may be reran a maximum of three times. In the event there is no next placed candidate from the first round the remaining candidate undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion procedure lasting three days. If three run-offs all result in withdrawals the candidate left undergoes a Speakership Confirmation motion.
    Yes I'm tired, but the people of Britain deserve a better than two establishment options.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Yes I'm tired, but the people of Britain deserve a better than two establishment options.
    So change the rules of the system so you can ron again

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    Who needs democracy anyway? Democracy is terrible.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Who needs democracy anyway? Democracy is terrible.
    I'd be up for literal leadership battles, come at me brah!

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    To both candidates, given the academic debate in the labour thread, what would your course of action be for two parties merging where both have seats?

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I'd be up for literal leadership battles, come at me brah!

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    To both candidates, given the academic debate in the labour thread, what would your course of action be for two parties merging where both have seats?
    It would be annoying mid-term, though my gut feeling is that the parties should be able to pool their seats (with obviously no effect upon the government in place).

    It might be more amenable to more people however if I delayed the merger until the end of the term to avoid any doubt.
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    What would the candidate's views be on independent groupings, ie not a party, but some members with a small base working together.

    Sorry if I haven't explained myself well.
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    What would the candidate's views be on independent groupings, ie not a party, but some members with a small base working together.

    Sorry if I haven't explained myself well.
    That thing that petros tried (and failed) to do???
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    (Original post by Aph)
    That thing that petros tried (and failed) to do???
    I vaguely remember it, can't remember the precise details!
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    What would the candidate's views be on independent groupings, ie not a party, but some members with a small base working together.

    Sorry if I haven't explained myself well.
    They would have to be elected as individual independents, i.e. not on a joint ticket, and would not get a subforum. What goes on beyond that in terms of co-operation between independents I do not really mind.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    They would have to be elected as individual independents, i.e. not on a joint ticket, and would not get a subforum. What goes on beyond that in terms of co-operation between independents I do not really mind.
    Next time I might have to run and do something about this.

    I still strongly believe that a small group of independents should be able to run together as an unofficial party, with Leadership and everything. They can just conduct their business over PM until they have enough members to warrant a sub forum.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Next time I might have to run and do something about this.

    I still strongly believe that a small group of independents should be able to run together as an unofficial party, with Leadership and everything. They can just conduct their business over PM until they have enough members to warrant a sub forum.
    Hear hear
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Next time I might have to run and do something about this.

    I still strongly believe that a small group of independents should be able to run together as an unofficial party, with Leadership and everything. They can just conduct their business over PM until they have enough members to warrant a sub forum.
    I think it would actually be a good viability test before a new party is allowed to form. They have to be an independent grouping before hand, and if they get a certain number of seats in the general election (2, maybe 3?) then they can form as an official party and get their own subforum.
 
 
 
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