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I think we should kick this off right from the start, so the TSR Motion and Bill challenge is back!

The TSR Motion and Bill challenge is for the Government and the TSR parties to:

- Submit one motion a week
- Submit two bills a month

If you can all meet this challenge, the Model HoC will be a really busy forum with lots of debates going on and as I always say, a little effort from each party makes a big difference to the Model House of Commons.

Like last time, I'll be keeping tabs on how well you all do and will update the results on Mondays, starting the 16th April. They'll be reset every 4 weeks and the party that wins will get a treat and in the party that loses, one of you will be fired. (Wait, wrong show.)

Anyway, I hope to see a lot of bills and motions from you all. There's an energy about this place which I didn't sense at the October election, so hopefully this will result in more, bills, motions, debates and newcomers!
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I think we should be able to do this this term
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Bring it on! I think Labour is up for the challenge.
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Excellent idea.
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Just as question, do joke/bills motions count? It seems a little... unfair, when they require so much less effort than most.
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Just as question, do joke/bills motions count? It seems a little... unfair, when they require so much less effort than most.
Hmm. I agree in general. The only concern would be that if the MRLP reform, it would unfairly penalise against them!

I think as they don't exist yet, we probably shouldn't count joke bills, but review it if they do reform.
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Looking forward to a massive Tory lead this term.
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Looking forward to a massive Tory lead this term.
Government lead you mean.
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Would it be a good idea to have a second league table for those bills/motions which pass since some can get withdrawn or fail?
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Government lead you mean.
Of course.
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This week has seen an unprecedented number of bills! I know it's the Easter holidays and everyone has more free time, but it's still been impressive.

It is just the first week of a 6 month term however, so I hope that it's not going to be the case that everything is pushed out now, and then a couple of weeks down the line it's quiet again!
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Week 1 Results:

TSR Government: 4 bills, 3 motions (11 points)

TSR Labour Party:
3 bills, 3 motions, (9 points)

TSR Liberal Democrat Party:
4 bills, 1 motion (9 points)

TSR Socialist Party:
1 bill, 1 motion (3 points)

TSR Libertarian Party:
1 motion (1 point)

Private Member Shoutouts:
Lipvig, MacCuishy, JPKC, internetguru, stanlas, ruairidh64, Ham and Cheese, toronto353

It's been a very busy first week. The number of bills submitted in this week alone is more than half of what was submitted in the preceding 6 months, which is a promising statistic.

We've had a number of petitions submitted over the week which has also been good, but in order to keep the newcomers posting here, the regulars have got to keep up the pace! I don't expect we'll see this many bills every week, however if we can meet the motion & bill challenge every week, we'll maintain a healthy level of activity.
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Well done people (i'm assuming from those stats that co-sponsors have all got the same amount of points rather than being divided).

Also Metrobeans, as these go to vote could we have another league with the passed bills/motions after division (same amount of points).
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Not bad, given the Government is 3 parties and we're 1.
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Not bad, given the Government is 3 parties and we're 1.
For 1 seat difference I should expect nothing less.
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Exactly, the Government's count isn't really representative. Looks like Labour have the most activity by this challenge.
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Exactly, the Government's count isn't really representative. Looks like Labour have the most activity by this challenge.

(Original post by TopHat)
Not bad, given the Government is 3 parties and we're 1.
You've got more seats though so shouldn't you have more Bills?
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You've got more seats though so shouldn't you have more Bills?
Not according to the way Nick has set up this challenge; makes no difference, the main advantage goes to the Government.
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The Government is two parties and a hard working indie!
In terms of MPs the Opposition is almost level-pegging, and I'd like this to be a contest of quality not quantity anyway. Just realised that 1 bill is counted thrice which means 3 parties get the benefit of working together - a great precedent to set. Let's not get pissy about activity when it's clear that all parties have seen a marked increase.
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The Government is two parties and a hard working indie!
In terms of MPs the Opposition is almost level-pegging, and I'd like this to be a contest of quality not quantity. Just realised that 1 bill is counted thrice which means 3 parties get the benefit of working together - a great precedent to set. Let's not get pissy about activity when it's clear that all parties have seen a marked increase.
Well they do say that chocolate is an aphrodisiac. Clearly a lot was consumed over Easter.
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