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VOTE: MHoC By-election (July 2014) Watch

  • View Poll Results: Who do you wish to elect as an MP in the TSR Model House of Commons?
    PicardianSocialist (sponsored by TSR Libertarian Party)
    9
    11.11%
    tehFrance (sponsored by TSR Conservative Party)
    22
    27.16%
    St. Brynjar (sponsored by TSR Green, TSR Socialist, and TSR Labour parties)
    32
    39.51%
    Ruitker (sponsored by TSR UKIP)
    5
    6.17%
    MacDaddi (sponsored by TSR Liberal Party)
    13
    16.05%
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    MHoC By-election (July 2014)

    Welcome to the TSR Model House of Commons' Fifth By-election!


    Below are five manifestos, from five candidates, with all seven House parties represented. You have a single vote to cast in the (secret) poll to elect just one of them to an MP position.

    Please read through all manifestos before making a judgement. The candidate with a simple majority will win.


    Only those of you who have been here over 3 months and have more than 100 posts can vote. If you have problems voting and are an eligible voter then you are allowed to vote via PM, to do this you just have to say who you want to vote over private message to both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, and once we check the validity/eligibility of your vote, it'll be added to the end totals. The deadline for voting over PM is earlier than that of the general poll, if you want to vote by PM then you'll need to do so by 7pm on July 19.


    PicardianSocialist (sponsored by: TSR Libertarian Party)
    A Libertarian Candidate for Peace, Freedom and Equality



    Money is the foundation of a developed economy , and if money is poorly managed the repercussions will be felt throughout the entire economy, and this is exactly what we have been experiencing over the last few years. Adopting a nominal income level target, possibly operated through a futures targeting system, would solve this problem and greatly alleviate the boom-bust cycle by allowing the price level to respond to supply side shocks. This solution enjoys bipartisan support from from Paul Krugman and Brad DeLong on the ‘left’ to Scott Sumner and F.A. Hayek on the ‘right’.

    I oppose the sale or the contracting out of state services, as these represent at best technocratic reforms and at worst outright subsidies to the wealthy. Instead, I propose that ownership of state assets are transferred to the people who use and operate them.

    I support free-markets, and if elected I would push for economic liberalisation, with proper consideration of the wider context of that liberalisation.

    We live in a world getting safer by the day, but some parties continue to push for an ever expanding defence budget. If elected, I would vote against any attempt to expand the defence budget.

    Immigration is vital tool for both global economic growth and social justice. If elected, I would fight for the right of anyone to make Britain their home, regardless of skill set. I would also fight to replace current immigration restrictions with superior alternatives, such as an immigration tariff.

    tehFrance (sponsored by: TSR Conservative & Unionist Party)

    St. Brynjar (sponsored by: TSR Green Party, TSR Socialist Party, TSR Labour Party)Wise and attractive members of TSR, vote for St. Brynjar to be your new MP!

    Despite the fact you may be completely unaware of me, I’m actually fairly experienced in these parts, having served as an MP for the Greens in each of the last two parliaments. I’ve seen it all – rebellions, reconnaissance, and even right-wing governments, and I’d love the chance to give it a go again.

    At uni I’m taught by a surprisingly Marxist Geography department; and my love for all things spatial combined with a rough upbringing in the ghettos of South Oxfordshire have predominantly influenced my politics. I’m motivated by issues including poverty & social exclusion, gender inequality and education (since I’m currently paying £9,000 for mine!), as well as traditional green ideas including streamlining public transport and combatting urban sprawl.

    Outside of the internet, my hobbies include worshipping the indie gods that are Arcade Fire, misguidedly attempting to kick a football around, and delivering Green propaganda leaflets around town. My prior voting records have been pretty sound, and through my regular visits to the bar I can say I enjoy the lighter side of the place too. So even if you aren’t a raging leftie, I’d love the chance to represent you as a committed, proactive and jovial MP.

    You stay classy MHoC!

    Ruitker (sponsored by: TSR UKIP)I know I am a new member and I know that this may put you off voting for me, but I want to prove that I can be an asset to UKIP as an MP.

    As an MP I will:-
    Vote on everything
    - Put forward my own ideas often
    - Defend every piece of UKIP legislation
    - Create good networks with all UKIP members
    - I will support members and help them with things
    - I will always try to post at least once a day
    - I want to help UKIP build a connection with other parties.

    I believe I can do this because I have taken part in debating societies before. I have also held positions of responsibility before. I have an interest in all areas of Politics and have actively campaigned for UKIP in my local area in real life.

    I am not afraid to voice my opinions and will always use facts and figures to back up my arguments. I am not deterred by aggressive or figurative language used against me; and I will never resort to personal insults.

    I want UKIP to be taken seriously and I want to stop people think UKIP are a bunch of mad hatters.

    If you have any questions about what I will do as an MP then please just ask. Also feel free to ask any questions about me personally – I want to get to know you guys 

    VOTE for Ruitker!!

    MacDaddi (sponsored by: TSR Liberal Party)



    MacDaddi and the TSR Liberals - The Best of Left and Right

    We are all a little Liberal - why not use your vote Liberally?



    Having been around since the 14th Parliament here on TSR I have seen plenty come and go, however, it's time for an idea to stick around for a while.


    Transparency, Optimism and Clear Sense of Direction

    • The TSR Liberals have been working on a new policy direction to unite all of us - a focus on the individual, a focus on you. We call it "The Fourth Way" - no mish-mash of ideas or compromises; we simply take the best the Left and Right of the political spectrum has to offer whilst taking our own centrist spin.


    The Right to Opportunity

    • Leading this new direction, I don't want anyone to be left behind. We don't want to level the playing field; we want to make sure everyone is already playing!

    • We have plans ahead to help prisoners back into work, protect students to keep Britain at the forefront of world Higher Education provision and to get aspirational people onto the property ladder - we all know housing is essential for the health of the economy and people.


    Your Rights

    • The Rights, which we have plans to enshrine in a Bill of Rights for the British people, will be the backbone of our society and our policy direction.

    • We have already opposed the creation of Secret Courts, we see it as an affront to the principle of Liberal Democracy in the UK, and with further plans to collect your data in real life we will make it our priority to protect you.


    Election Details
    Schedule
    Day 0 (06/07/2014) – The Speaker will inform interested candidates/parties to submit their manifestos
    Day 6 (12/07/2014) – All manifestos should have been received by The Speaker.
    Day 6 (12/07/2014) – The Speaker will post the manifestos in a thread in the Model House of Commons forum, add a secret 7 day poll with the option of “Spoilt Ballot” and send a message out to MPs informing them of the vote.
    Day 13 (19/07/2014) – The election closes and seats are assigned.
    Guidance Document
    By-elections1) The Speaker is responsible for everything surrounding TSR by-elections.
    2) Manifestos are to be submitted to the Speaker by the deadline, any received after this time will be accepted at the Speaker’s discretion.
    3) The restrictions on manifesto length and content shall be the same as in normal TSR General Elections.
    4) Should there be fewer than 5 seats to be assigned, the resulting by-election may only be contested by independents or individuals running under a party banner.
    5) Should there be 5 or more seats to be assigned, the criteria for normal TSR General Elections applies.
    6) MPs are not eligible to stand.
    7) An individual running under a party banner may win a maximum of 1 seat.
    8) Should the condition in 4) be true:
    8a) Each party may only have 1 candidate running running under their banner
    8b) If an equal number or fewer candidates stand than seats to be assigned, the by-election shall be cancelled.
    8c) The poll shall be a multiple choice vote, unless there is only 1 seat to be assigned.
    9) Individuals who run under party banners will be identified as such and any seat won by them is held by the party.
    10) Any person wishing to stand as an independent must resign from their former party.
    11) All TSR members with more than 100 posts and 3 months experience may vote.
    12) Should the condition in 4) be true, the candidates with the highest number of votes will be assigned a seat until they are all filled. Otherwise, the d'Hondt method shall be used to calculate seats. If an extra seat is required, it is permitted.
    13) The results shall not affect who is in Government or Opposition.
    14) The duration of an election shall be 14 days.
    Day 0 – Election is announced by The Speaker.
    Day 0 - The Speaker will inform interested candidates/parties to submit their manifestos
    Day 7 – All manifestos should have been received by The Speaker.
    Day 7 - The Speaker will post the manifestos in a thread in the Model House of Commons forum, add a secret 7 day poll with the option of “Spoilt Ballot” and send a message out to MPs informing them of the vote.
    Day 14 – The election closes and seats are assigned.


    Good luck to all candidates!


    *MacDaddi's manifesto is over the 270-word limit and will have to be reduced by tomorrow evening.
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    Good luck to all the candidates!


    Why are the Govt continuing to put forward candidates when the vast majoirty of the highlighted seats were Govt ones?

    The Govt sponsored candidate will clearly win, with all of the other parties going solo the Govt wanted to extend their majority, in spite on not being able to fill their seats or be active enough.

    Manifestos:

    Libers - Decent manifesto
    Tories - Very Francophile but good
    Govt - Lack of appealing pictures but lacks any form of substance as well as it clearly being a Green manifesto to but the S and L parties are just endorsing them to increase the Govts majority.
    UKIP - Lack of any sort of aesthetics
    Liberals - Well I wont comment as it would not be very objective

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    Bit strange to see tehFrance's manifesto being so Eurosceptic when tehFrance himself has made some very pro-EU comments recently.
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    (Original post by Will95206)



    Govt - Lack of appealing pictures and rather bland
    I was genuinely debating whether the Green was too showy or not
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    I was genuinely debating whether the Green was too showy or not
    Well the colour Green and the content does give it away! I like you last manifesto when it was red and green from the 18th parliament, perhaps the same could have been applied here.

    (Original post by O133)
    Bit strange to see tehFrance's manifesto being so Eurosceptic when tehFrance himself has made some very pro-EU comments recently.
    Yes I agree and with the whole French thing and being Eurosceptic it is a bit contradictory!
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Good luck to all the candidates!Where is the UKIP manifesto?
    Hi.My main areas of focus are reforming the benefits system to make people who work better off than those who are on benefits.I want to reduce middle management in the Police force and reduce the large amount of paperwork required.I will campaign for the elderly to be given a large winter fuel allowance - i don't want any elderly people to die in the winter because they can't afford to heat their homes.I will give the students with the best grades reduced tuition fees for University - dependent on their parent's wealth.I want to create a law where immigrants who are put in prison have to pay for their stay with their money and assets.If you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to ask
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    (Original post by Ruitker)
    Hi.My main areas of focus are reforming the benefits system to make people who work better off than those who are on benefits.I want to reduce middle management in the Police force and reduce the large amount of paperwork required.I will campaign for the elderly to be given a large winter fuel allowance - i don't want any elderly people to die in the winter because they can't afford to heat their homes.I will give the students with the best grades reduced tuition fees for University - dependent on their parent's wealth.I want to create a law where immigrants who are put in prison have to pay for their stay with their money and assets.If you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to ask
    Ah thank you. Sorry when I was looking down I did not see the lines that separated yours and the Govts. But an nice manifesto but next time it would be worth using some bold, colour and a picture ect!
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Ah thank you. Sorry when I was looking down I did not see the lines that separated yours and the Govts. But an nice manifesto but next time it would be worth using some bold, colour and a picture ect!
    Thanks I will definitely do that next time. I hope to get used to the latex of this forum pretty quickly.
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    (Original post by Ruitker)
    I want to create a law where immigrants who are put in prison have to pay for their stay with their money and assets.
    Making people pay to go to prison?! :eek: What if they can't pay?
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      (Original post by Will95206)
      Yes I agree and with the whole French thing and being Eurosceptic it is a bit contradictory!
      Just because I'm French doesn't mean I'm not in favour of a better deal for Britain! I'd actually prefer that Britain is made happy so the continent can move on
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      (Original post by O133)
      Making people pay to go to prison?! :eek: What if they can't pay?
      They pay for their stay. It will act as a deterrent in prison. If they cannot pay then they will not have any luxuries. They will have enough food to eat and somewhere to sleep.
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      (Original post by Will95206)
      Good luck to all the candidates!


      Why are the Govt continuing to put forward candidates when the vast majoirty of the highlighted seats were Govt ones?

      The Govt sponsored candidate will clearly win, with all of the other parties going solo the Govt wanted to extend their majority, in spite on not being able to fill their seats or be active enough.

      Manifestos:

      Libers - Decent manifesto
      Tories - Very Francophile but good
      Govt - Lack of appealing pictures but lacks any form of substance as well as it clearly being a Green manifesto to but the S and L parties are just endorsing them to increase the Govts majority.
      UKIP - Lack of any sort of aesthetics
      Liberals - Well I wont comment as it would not be very objective

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      He is sponsored by the Government, but he will be a Green MP. The Greens have no problem filling their seats, your point is redundant. Rather than dividing the left, however, and allowing another right-winger win the election as Attackoftheboris did last time, we opted to pool our combined voting power.

      Interesting that Faland permitted photos despite objecting to them so vociferously whilst an MP.

      Impressed by Picardian Socialist's manifesto, very eloquently put. tehFrance's seems a bit of an appeasement to the Tories, as well as back-tracking on previous statements claiming to have moved leftward, especially considering he has claimed to be a Europhile on many occasions and now sounds like David Cameron.

      I don't think UKIP can justify another seat, but I applaud the newer member for putting themselves up for contention.

      We can see that the absence of hype about this by-election was actually because everyone was busy getting their candidate ready, very impressive.
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      (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
      I don't think UKIP can justify another seat, but I applaud the newer member for putting themselves up for contention.
      Thanks. I thought i would give it a try anyway
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      (Original post by Ruitker)
      Thanks. I thought i would give it a try anyway
      Absolutely, that's the best mentality to have. I'm sure you will get an opportunity to serve as a UKIP MP
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      (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
      Absolutely, that's the best mentality to have. I'm sure you will get an opportunity to serve as a UKIP MP
      I certainly hope so!
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      Voted for St. Brynjar, a fantastic left-wing candidate who will be a credit to the House. However, I'd also like to say that PicardianSocialist has a very interesting manifesto, and whatever the result I can't wait to see where he takes the Libertarians as the new deputy leader

      (Original post by PicardianSocialist)
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      (Original post by MacDaddi)
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      Your manifesto says...

      "The Rights, which we have plans to enshrine in a Bill of Rights for the British people." - Reading down the pages UKIP introduced a bill and Liberal members campaigned against the point of the bill claiming the Human Rights Act is perfectly fine. How come your party has had a change of face?

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      Your vote will be cast for a non-divisive, inclusive, active and (I hope) friendly House member." - In other words you are a "yes person" who goes along with anything and doesn't want to start a debate just in case disagreement is caused. - Is this really the type of candidate we need?

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      Your manifesto says...

      "I would fight for the right of anyone to make Britain their home." - Is it really wise to allow any criminal into Britain? Furthermore, is it sustainable to allow an unlimited number of people into Britain as you are indirectly saying?
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      (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
      Impressed by Picardian Socialist's manifesto, very eloquently put. tehFrance's seems a bit of an appeasement to the Tories, as well as back-tracking on previous statements claiming to have moved leftward, especially considering he has claimed to be a Europhile on many occasions and now sounds like David Cameron.
      :giggle:
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      (Original post by tehFrance)
      Just because I'm French doesn't mean I'm not in favour of a better deal for Britain! I'd actually prefer that Britain is made happy so the continent can move on
      International Baccalaureate? Woo hoo!

      But what have you got against GPs?
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      (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
      He is sponsored by the Government, but he will be a Green MP. The Greens have no problem filling their seats, your point is redundant. Rather than dividing the left, however, and allowing another right-winger win the election as Attackoftheboris did last time, we opted to pool our combined voting power.

      Interesting that Faland permitted photos despite objecting to them so vociferously whilst an MP.

      Impressed by Picardian Socialist's manifesto, very eloquently put. tehFrance's seems a bit of an appeasement to the Tories, as well as back-tracking on previous statements claiming to have moved leftward, especially considering he has claimed to be a Europhile on many occasions and now sounds like David Cameron.

      I don't think UKIP can justify another seat, but I applaud the newer member for putting themselves up for contention.

      We can see that the absence of hype about this by-election was actually because everyone was busy getting their candidate ready, very impressive.
      I agree with you on some of you latter points but I do not agree that the Greens like the Liberals are not one of the major parties but got hit badly but the last GE, it is L and the S I doubt who cannot fill their seats not the Greens, hence why you are putting forward the candidate not the S or L.
     
     
     
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