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    Welcome to the TSR Model House of Commons!





    Welcome to our community - please get stuck into debating and have a chat in the Commons Bar.




    You may have the following questions:

    How do I join a party?




    The best way to get involved with the MHoC is to join one of our many parties. In there you can form part of the internal community and get to post in a secret sub forum special to that party to carry out all of your internal party political shenanigans.

    Once in a party, you can get involved in a number of ways. You could take part in discussions, either in that party or the main MHoC forum - absolutely any user is allowed to do that so please do get stuck in! All of us started out in that way!

    If you're looking for a bit more fun, you could see if your party offers any policy ministerial positions where you get craft ideas on areas covering everything from drugs policy to taxes to silly walks. Better yet, you could become one of 50 of our MPs - which allows you to vote on laws proposed to the House.




    What parties can I choose from?




    TSR Conservative and Unionist Party
    TSR Green Party
    TSR Labour Party
    TSR Liberal Party
    TSR Libertarian Party
    TSR Socialist Party
    TSR UKIP

    TSR uses a special version of proportional representation where any party can 'win' - so make sure you join the party that best represents your beliefs, rather than just a big name from the real world. TSR parties aren't linked to their equivalents in real life, so please do explore and ask plenty of questions.





    How do I become an MP?





    If you want to get headhunted for a party, or are not sure which one is best for you then drop a post in here and the community will help you out.

    If you like the idea of getting more involved in the MHoC then post in here, don't worry, it's not a commitment, so even if you're only slightly interested, you should still drop a note.

    All you need to drop down is the following information:

    Name: (your username)
    Preferred party(s) {if any, we can help you choose!}: (Conservative/Green/Labour/Liberal/National Liberal/Socialist/UKIP)
    Social stance: (Examples: Left wing? Right wing? Liberal? Authoritarian? Centrist? Open minded? Any label you can think of which best describes you)
    Economic stance: (Examples: Left wing? Right wing? Communist? Libertarian? Centrist? Open minded? Any label you can think of which best describes you)
    Anything else: If there's something else you want to say, say it here


    Once you've done that, it might be worth saying hi in our chat thread.

    You can complete your journey to the MHoC by heading to this page and formally putting through your request to join the secret party subforum.

    FAQ about going further and becoming an MP
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    What does an MP do?
    You will be the lifeblood of the MHoC community. In addition to doing the stuff that non-MPs can do (like take part in debates) you'll be one of 50 lucky people in the MP usergroup who gets to vote on new MHoC laws, you and you alone get to say whether a law passes or whether it fails and are key to deciding the future this dynamic game takes.

    Do I have to write my own laws?
    No, but it's fun. I'd wager that most MPs in the MHoC have never written their own bills. I was an MP for a year and only ever wrote two bills and one motion. If writing isn't your thing then you should just turn up to the items that other people have written and debate them, that's what I usually did.

    Do I have to vote?
    Yes, but don't worry, it literally takes seconds. Those with poor attendance will be scrutinised and subject to removal. But again don't worry, I'll be PMing you every night there's a new vote with the link so it's easy to keep yourself up to date.

    How long will I have to wait?
    I don't know, we've never tried this thread before, I'm trying to open the doors to becoming an MP to new users. We'll see how well it goes...

    This looks scary!
    Uhh... that's not a question. But don't worry, it really isn't. New MPs will receive a welcome pack from me explaining everything to you in detail, it's easy!.

    Do I have to use parliamentary language?
    Hell no. But feel free to do so if you want. The rest of us just write the same way we'd write in any debating forum.

    I have another question, where can I ask it?
    In here might be a good idea, else you could try going to ATS, that's my personal questions thread (similar to AAM)

    You guys are a bunch of neurotic nerds and this forum is really sad because you take it so seriously.
    Not really, it's just a game at the end of the day. It's effectively just a unique and more dynamic version of UK Politics and provides you with a different way of debating politics than you get elsewhere on the internet. It's all pretty laid back.


    This thread was created by previous Speaker Jarred. It is maintained by incumbent Speaker PetrosAC.
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    Attention all - TSR Labour would like to welcome YOU to engage with us. Do you want to see what we are planning? Do you have an interest in Labour issues? Where do YOU think we should be improving? What do you think needs to be addressed in the UK today?

    A little bit curious ? We have many able MPs, feel free to PM (private message) me if you would like to learn more.

    "He who rejects change, is the anarchy of decay" Harold Wilson

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    Great idea Jarred.
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    Nice idea, but it would be nice if this kind of initiative was discussed with party leaders first in future! But I would like to echo our Bearded friend's comments above - as leader, I'll be organising MP elections for Labour as soon as the general election is over, and it'd be great to have lots of people taking part!
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    Welcome all!
    TheTSR Liberal Party would like to welcome you to the Model House of Commons!

    Please post you stances on Jarred's list. If you have any question PM me. Join the Liberal Party here! Or ask a question on our 'As a Liberal" thread!

    "I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I'm proud of it." - Paul Krugman

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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Name: will95206
    Preferred party: Liberal (party member)
    Social stance: Liberal centralist

    Economic stance: Libertarian/free market
    Anything else: Progressive

    Is this right?
    Does sound like you'd fit in the Libertarian Parry as well
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Name: will95206
    Preferred party: Liberal (party member)
    Social stance: Liberal centralist

    Economic stance: Libertarian/free market
    Anything else: Progressive

    Is this right?
    Looks like it Why not join either the Liberals or Libertarians based on your stated views? Both are pretty/very socially liberal, but the libers are probably more pro-free market than the Liberals.
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    I'll have a look at this next year, when I know what half the words mean
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    I'll have a look at this next year, when I know what half the words mean
    Feel free to ask if there's anything your unsure about. I know some of the ideological terms may be confusing, but they really don't matter. If you have an opinion on stuff then why not get stuck in and see, especially if you know roughly where you stand (such as Labour or Tory).
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    Hi everyone, I'm TNP the leader of TSR UKIP.

    Feel free to PM me or post in this thread if you have any questions. I'd love to hear from people interested in getting involved in our party
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Feel free to ask if there's anything your unsure about. I know some of the ideological terms may be confusing, but they really don't matter. If you have an opinion on stuff then why not get stuck in and see, especially if you know roughly where you stand (such as Labour or Tory).
    It tends to be that if I'm opinionated about an issue and there's a debate on it, I'll get stuck in, but I don't really hold much of a political stance. Most of the parties in real life have sold a good chunk of their policies (along with their souls and firstborns) for public favour, though it hasn't worked. I imagine I lean slightly more towards Labour.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    I'll have a look at this next year, when I know what half the words mean
    I didn't bother with any of those words, I just knew what my politics were and joined the right party.
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    You know what? Screw it. Who needs words?

    Name: paradoxicalme or Annie
    Preferred Party: Labour
    Social stance: Liberal
    Economic stance: Left wing
    Anything else: According to the political compass I have near-identical views to the Dalai Lama
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    It tends to be that if I'm opinionated about an issue and there's a debate on it, I'll get stuck in, but I don't really hold much of a political stance. Most of the parties in real life have sold a good chunk of their policies (along with their souls and firstborns) for public favour, though it hasn't worked. I imagine I lean slightly more towards Labour.
    I do agree with you in real life, thankfully this isn't really the case here - Labour for instance are probably closer to the Labour Party before Tony Blair in 1997, so there's a big difference here between us and the Conservatives. If you want to join up and have a look around, debate a bit, then please do - by no means do you have to be an MP right off the bat!
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    You know what? Screw it. Who needs words?

    Name: paradoxicalme or Annie
    Preferred Party: Labour
    Social stance: Liberal
    Economic stance: Left wing
    Anything else: According to the political compass I have near-identical views to the Dalai Lama
    That does sound like a typical Labour member
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    I do agree with you in real life, thankfully this isn't really the case here - Labour for instance are probably closer to the Labour Party before Tony Blair in 1997, so there's a big difference here between us and the Conservatives. If you want to join up and have a look around, debate a bit, then please do - by no means do you have to be an MP right off the bat!
    Ah, that's good. I've done quite a lot of debating since I joined
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Ah, that's good. I've done quite a lot of debating since I joined
    If you do wanna get involved, the link to join up is here:

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/pro...editusergroups

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    All newbies are welcome to join the Green Party, simply click on the link in my signature to join up
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    (Original post by Jarred)

    Name: (your username)
    Preferred party(s): (Conservative/Green/Labour/Liberal/Libertarian/Socialist/UKIP)
    Social stance: (Examples: Left wing? Right wing? Liberal? Authoritarian? Centrist? Open minded? Any label you can think of which best describes you)
    Economic stance: (Examples: Left wing? Right wing? Communist? Libertarian? Centrist? Open minded? Any label you can think of which best describes you)
    Anything else: If there's something else you want to say, say it here


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    Name: William Turtle
    Preferred Party: Liberal party (party member)
    Social Stance: Extremely variable, though largely left wing
    Economic Stance: Rather fond of heavy taxes for the rich, but not opposed to them being rich, in any way. I never manage to label myself.
    Anything Else: Rather too changeable for party politics, but it sounds fun
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    (Original post by William Turtle)
    Name: William Turtle
    Preferred Party: Liberal party (party member)
    Social Stance: Extremely variable, though largely left wing
    Economic Stance: Rather fond of heavy taxes for the rich, but not opposed to them being rich, in any way. I never manage to label myself.
    Anything Else: Rather too changeable for party politics, but it sounds fun
    You probably say you belong to the Liberal Party because you change your mind a lot. It's not a default to place yourself in that camp, I used to make that mistake, I always move left and right on the political spectrum but the only way you know what you believe us if you get involved and debate


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