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    Given that it says "or fewer". I feel that just giving seats to the fewer that stand and then leaving others empty seems a weird call, I'd interpret it as being that all the seats are left or the seats are returned.
    Pipe down
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    Pipe down
    He does have a point tbf, though of course it's for the Speaker to interpret and act.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Given that it says "or fewer". I feel that just giving seats to the fewer that stand and then leaving others empty seems a weird call, I'd interpret it as being that all the seats are left or the seats are returned.
    Not really, it's quite normal in here to give out a seat to all who stand if there are more seats than candidates.

    The only call that would need to be made there is if and when to put the unfilled seats back up for election.
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    You're the ones who went there lol
    I think i remember that clip. Apparently Corbyn did not feel betrayed about the individuals going against him but was absolutely broken that the Labour Party as a whole could do this to him.
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    Not really, it's quite normal in here to give out a seat to all who stand if there are more seats than candidates.

    The only call that would need to be made there is if and when to put the unfilled seats back up for election.
    I mean the point of that section is surely to make sure members are actually elected and not appointed because you need a democratic mandate to be an MP.

    I would argue that with your interpretation you need to run the election with them against RON and if RON wins you do that.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I mean the point of that section is surely to make sure members are actually elected and not appointed because you need a democratic mandate to be an MP.

    I would argue that with your interpretation you need to run the election with them against RON and if RON wins you do that.
    We don't do RON in House-wide elections, we follow (albeit with the d'Hondt voting system) the RL setup as closely as realistically possible.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    We don't do RON in House-wide elections, we follow (albeit with the d'Hondt voting system) the RL setup as closely as realistically possible.
    We use RON in by-elections
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I mean the point of that section is surely to make sure members are actually elected and not appointed because you need a democratic mandate to be an MP.

    I would argue that with your interpretation you need to run the election with them against RON and if RON wins you do that.
    And even if everybody spoilt their ballots they would still be duly elected, it is an uncontested election and as such the election does not take place, their mandate comes from the lack of competition. My parish IRL hasn't had a council election for decades.

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    (Original post by Aph)
    We use RON in by-elections
    No we don't, we use Spoilt Ballot like in GEs.
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    Hmm, Premier_Hirohito: last activity three weeks ago, just a single post. Should we get a dupe check? :laugh:
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    Yes, I forgot the two are different.
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    Yes, I forgot the two are different.
    Hillary Clinton, is that you?

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    Hmm, Premier_Hirohito: last activity three weeks ago, just a single post. Should we get a dupe check? :laugh:
    Do not fear, for he is a Redditor XD


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    Do not fear, for he is a Redditor XD
    I don't know which alternative is worse, to be honest.
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    I don't know which alternative is worse, to be honest.
    Well, at least we know ukip is out of people

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    UKIP's manifesto is like a satire on 'project fear' politics.
    Beautiful dystopia material, though.
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    Hmm, Premier_Hirohito: last activity three weeks ago, just a single post. Should we get a dupe check? :laugh:
    Good Idea .. I will request one now
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    I thought you had to have a certain amount of posts before being allowed into the MHoC Saracen's Fez?
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    I thought you had to have a certain amount of posts before being allowed into the MHoC Saracen's Fez?
    Nope, only to vote in an election

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