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    Hey guys... just joined TSR and as a Labour supporter who's interested in politics, I thought this would be the first port of call for getting involved in the MHoC. So, I'd like to join the TSR Labour Party and get involved here, but have no idea where to start, as I'm sure what's going on in the MHoC might be very different to what's going on IRL
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    Hey guys... just joined TSR and as a Labour supporter who's interested in politics, I thought this would be the first port of call for getting involved in the MHoC. So, I'd like to join the TSR Labour Party and get involved here, but have no idea where to start, as I'm sure what's going on in the MHoC might be very different to what's going on IRL
    You'll be wanting RayApparently who's Labour leader and Leader of the Opposition. If you want to join the party you can do so here and then I'm sure they'll show you the ropes
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    You'll be wanting RayApparently who's Labour leader and Leader of the Opposition. If you want to join the party you can do so here and then I'm sure they'll show you the ropes
    Thanks for the link... what's going on at the moment here in terms of elections and policies being implemented?
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    Thanks for the link... what's going on at the moment here in terms of elections and policies being implemented?
    A labour government just lost a vonc against them, so not much because the new government is yet to gain access to the government sub-forum.
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    Thanks for the link... what's going on at the moment here in terms of elections and policies being implemented?
    We use proprotional representation for our elections here, so the seats are a lot more spread out than in real life with 50 in total. The last one was in May and returned the following results:

    Labour: 15
    Conservative: 12
    Green: 8
    UKIP: 7
    Liberal: 5
    Socialist: 3

    The next will likely be held in November. The Government was originally formed by a Labour-Liberal coalition, but the Liberals recently withdrew from this leading to a successful Vote of No Confidence in the Labour government. The newly formed government is a coalition between the Greens, UKIP and the Liberals In terms of policies up for debate you can check out the threads in the main MHoC subforum, whilst votes on whether they pass or not are held in the Division Lobby which is view-only unless you're an MP.
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    We use proprotional representation for our elections here, so the seats are a lot more spread out than in real life with 50 in total. The last one was in May and returned the following results:

    Labour: 15
    Conservative: 12
    Green: 8
    UKIP: 7
    Liberal: 5
    Socialist: 3

    The next will likely be held in November. The Government was originally formed by a Labour-Liberal coalition, but the Liberals recently withdrew from this leading to a successful Vote of No Confidence in the Labour government. The newly formed government is a coalition between the Greens, UKIP and the Liberals In terms of policies up for debate you can check out the threads in the main MHoC subforum, whilst votes on whether they pass or not are held in the Division Lobby which is view-only unless you're an MP.
    And I'm guessing non-MPs can still take part in the debates?
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    And I'm guessing non-MPs can still take part in the debates?
    Indeed The only things you can't do as a non-MP are vote, and submit you're own bills or motions to the House unless you can find an MP willing to back them.
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    Thanks for the link... what's going on at the moment here in terms of elections and policies being implemented?
    Hi, I'm Ray the current Party Leader and Opposition Leader.

    In the last General Election Labour secured 30% of the seats and formed a Labour-Liberal coalition government against a Conservative Opposition. However upon the resignation of the Liberal Party a Labour-only government lost a Vote of No Confidence prompting the formation of a Green-UKIP-Liberal coalition with Labour in Opposition.

    During Labour's time in government this term the following key policies were implemented:
    Historic Electoral Reform
    EU Referendum
    Establishment of a British Investment Bank (for small and medium sized businesses)
    Defence and Foreign Aid spending set at 2% of GDP and protected by law
    Welsh Education Reform
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    Hi, I'm Ray the current Party Leader and Opposition Leader.

    In the last General Election Labour secured 30% of the seats and formed a Labour-Liberal coalition government against a Conservative Opposition. However upon the resignation of the Liberal Party a Labour-only government lost a Vote of No Confidence prompting the formation of a Green-UKIP-Liberal coalition with Labour in Opposition.

    During Labour's time in government this term the following key policies were implemented:
    Historic Electoral Reform
    EU Referendum
    Establishment of a British Investment Bank (for small and medium sized businesses)
    Defence and Foreign Aid spending set at 2% of GDP and protected by law
    Welsh Education Reform
    Hi Ray! So has this EU referendum taken place yet?
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    Hi Ray! So has this EU referendum taken place yet?
    No, not yet. But a time table has been established: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3429763
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    (Original post by Benjamino78)
    Hi Ray! So has this EU referendum taken place yet?

    (Original post by RayApparently)
    No, not yet. But a time table has been established: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3429763
    As you will see, by the four parties - Labour not amongst them - who actually wrote the Bill Good luck in Labour though and I hope to see you around!
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    As you will see, by the four parties - Labour not amongst them - who actually wrote the Bill Good luck in Labour though and I hope to see you around!
    We put an EU referendum in our manifesto, submitted a bill and now there's an EU referendum. I count that as a victory. If I was embarrassed by that bill I wouldn't have posted a link to it.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    We put an EU referendum in our manifesto, submitted a bill and now there's an EU referendum. I count that as a victory. If I was embarrassed by that bill I wouldn't have posted a link to it.
    Not exactly your bill was it.
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    Not exactly your bill was it.
    You'll notice I didn't say it was.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    You'll notice I didn't say it was.
    You didn't, but could you count it as a victory for Labour? It was in the manifestos of other parties.
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    Whatever next - we'll have Ed Miliband up on stage saying how proud he is to see a Living Wage be introduced and claim it to be his legacy as not-Prime-Minister.
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    (Original post by thehistorybore)
    You didn't, but could you count it as a victory for Labour? It was in the manifestos of other parties.
    It was a victory for them too.
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    (Original post by thehistorybore)
    You didn't, but could you count it as a victory for Labour? It was in the manifestos of other parties.
    It was in the manifesto/supported by every single party to be precise.
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    Whatever next - we'll have Ed Miliband up on stage saying how proud he is to see a Living Wage be introduced and claim it to be his legacy as not-Prime-Minister.
    That's not quite the same.
    Also, in a sense it is. The Tories were pressed to implement their faux-Living Wage by the pressures of the election.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    It was in the manifesto/supported by every single party to be precise.
    That slash means that statement isn't all that precise.
 
 
 
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