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TSR General Election September 2014 – VOTE HERE! watch

  • View Poll Results: Cast your vote in the TSR General Election:
    TSR Conservative & Unionist Party
    104
    16.64%
    TSR Green Party
    157
    25.12%
    TSR Liberal Party
    57
    9.12%
    TSR UKIP
    88
    14.08%
    TSR Socialist Party
    58
    9.28%
    Matthew_Lowson, Independent
    14
    2.24%
    TSR Labour Party
    109
    17.44%
    TSR Libertarian Party
    20
    3.20%
    Spoilt Ballot
    18
    2.88%

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    Welcome to...

    TSR's 20th MHoC General Election

    Below are eight parties competing for your vote! Read through the manifestos and feel free to ask questions or start a debate. Please bear in mind that we use a system of proportional representation which means that you should vote in the way most representative of your political views.


    The above seven-day poll is open to all users who have been here over 3 months and have more than 100 posts; if you fit this criteria but are still unable to vote, cast a postal ballot by messaging both myself and toronto353.

    Scroll down for an explanatory FAQ about the Model House of Commons.


    TSR Conservative & Unionist Party



    The TSR Conservatives believe that each and every person has the inalienable right to liberty and opportunity - because when free, we are capable of amazing things.

    Over the last term we have led a modern, moderate Conservative-Liberal Opposition which has protected your social and economic freedoms from the reproach of Labour who sold out to the far-left. We secured a withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy which had devastated fishing communities along our coast. We devolved powers to not only the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies, but to our core cities such as Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester.

    With your support we can go further and if elected we will...

    > Replace the TSR welfare system with a means-tested system aimed at helping the poor. It's no surprise that after six months of TSR Labour, every millionaire gets £8528 yearly!
    > Invest the savings into cutting tax, including the 50p TSR rate, and creating a sovereign wealth fund to ensure prosperity during the darkest of economic times.
    > Veto any further expansion into prospective EU states below a GDP per capita threshold
    > Reduce the lowest skilled immigration via restricting asylum.
    > Devolve further powers over tax and spending to both the core cities and regional assemblies including a proportion of oil and gas revenue.
    > Immediately restore the monarchy and abolish the fag packet idea of an MP-elected TSR president whom currently has ill defined powers.
    > Expand the size, scope and strength of our armed forces and intelligence services to deal with threats from the likes of ISIS.




    TSR Green Party

    TSR Liberal Party


    TSR Liberal Party - The Party for People, not Politicians.

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

    The Right to Opportunity

    The Liberal Party believe every British citizen should have the opportunity to aspire and to succeed - no matter their means, background or beliefs. We will bring this opportunity to students, by scrapping the coalition's disastrous tuition fees policy and ending the unfair means testing of financial support, whilst ensuring funding remains robust. In a Liberal Britain, nobody will be denied an education because their parents are too poor or too rich.

    The Right to Democracy

    The Liberal Party believes power is in the hands of the people. It is wrong that MPs can ignore the opinions of those they are elected to represent. Therefore, we will introduce the power for voters to force a referendum through petitions We will also make referendums legally binding on the Government, so they cannot follow the lead of Labour, the Greens and the Socialists in abolishing the Monarchy against the will of the people like what happened here on TSR.

    The Right to Liberty

    The Liberal Party believe above all else in liberty, and we will work to build a society and an economy that is both free and fair. Therefore, we will abolish unjust secret courts, and stop the state from spying on its citizens and their activities. As well as this, we will introduce a British Bill of Rights providing equal protections to all.



    Vote for a better Britain, Vote for Centrism, Vote for the TSR Liberal Party.


    TSR UKIP
    "Before, Europe was about treaties, laws and our sovereign right to govern ourselves. Now, it's about everyday lives."- Nigel Farage

    During the last term, UKIP was the party getting your voice heard in the house. However, we still have a lot to do. UKIP needs your vote to ensure we can deliver on our promises and to make sure your voice gets heard. We pledge to:


    · Hold a
    referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

    ·
    Restrict EU and non-EU immigration to a manageable level. Immigration has enriched our nation! However not all immigration is good immigration. We want skilled, educated, and highly talented immigrants who will contribute to Britain and not an open door to everyone.

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    Invest in education, providing British workers with better skills to compete for jobs and reduce the skill gaps Britain currently has.

    · Strengthen our transatlantic relationships with the USA and Canada whilst improving relations with the Commonwealth and
    looking beyond Europe for more trading partners.

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    Cut red-tape to make the hiring procedure easier for small businesses. Cutting tax altogether for small businesses allowing for growth and creation of new jobs.

    · Create a business-friendly but fair Britain. We will
    close loopholes in corporation tax to make sure Britain’s business-friendly attitude isn’t exploited.

    · Remove
    Air Passenger Duty for travel in the UK, to boost tourism and increase travel.

    · Eliminate income tax for people earning below £22,000.

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    Deport serious criminals people who aren't willing to contribute to Britain!

    Successive governments have been too complacent for too long!

    It’s time UKIP’s People’s Army takes our country back!


    Vote for Change, Vote for Confidence, Vote TSR UKIP!



    TSR Socialist Party

    Matthew_Lowson, Independent Candidate
    Matthew Lowson
    TSR's Independent Voice


    I have been involved in the House of Commons on TSR on and off for several years, I know how it works. I want to make it work for you.


    If elected as an MP I will:

    Support measures to introduce a sovereignty referendum bill.
    This is your country, your parliament, the right sovereignty should be your decision to make via a referendum, not a governments.

    Legislate the right to recall your member of parliament.
    Members are accountable for the whole term not just at election time. If your constituency wishes to remove your MP, you should have the right to do so.

    Secure the protection of the basic human right of industrial action.

    Ensure teachers have an education system they can have confidence in.

    Scrap Police and Crime Commissioners at the end of the current term

    And introduce an Independent Inspectorate of Policing to rebuild trust and confidence in our police service.

    Ensure all have access to a fair wage
    By increasing the minimum wage in relation to inflation.

    Introduce The European Conversation
    How do you want us to improve our relationship with Europe? What steps do you want us to take?


    Why vote independent?
    In voting independent, you ensure that your MP is directly accountable to you. There is no room for an MP to hide, no room for an MP to pretend, no room for and MP to promise the world, only to move on once the election is over.

    Ensure your vote counts.
    Make your MP directly accountable to you.
    Vote Matthew_Lowson in the TSR General Election.

    TSR Labour Party

    Leftist politics. Done right.

    Whilst the opposition parties spent last term opposing one another, Labour led a pan-left coalition into government, successfully setting a social democratic agenda as it went.

    We, proudly:

    * Ensured that Parliament must be consulted before the armed forces are used for combat.
    * Championed the efficient use of energy in order to help save our environment.
    * Abolished the archaic tradition of monarchy and introduced a British Republic.
    * Capped the price of school dinners.
    * Made schools safer with compulsory first-aid training for staff.
    * Strengthened the Good Friday Agreement.

    "I am proud of our achievements. There is an immense amount more to do."
    - Clement Attlee


    What we'll do with your vote:


    * We believe that Britain deserves a concrete, written constitution and will begin inclusive talks.
    * We will work for a sustainable future focusing on tidal power.
    * We will allow the devolved institutions to be self-funding, and begin further devolution to give them freedom to set their own agendas.
    * We promise not to privatise any state assets, the family silver will be under lock and key in the dresser.
    * We will reform the Resident’s Income so that the Treasury doesn’t pay millionaires a second salary.
    * We will raise the minimum wage to at least the living wage.
    * We believe that taxation should be progressive but not punitive, and that taxpayers have a right to expect excellent public services in return.
    * We will work towards an accessible, fun Model House of Commons.

    "This Party is a moral crusade, or it is nothing." - Harold WIlson

    -Vote for Labour-


    TSR Libertarian Party

    [CIVIL LIBERTIES][ECONOMIC FREEDOMS] [PEACE]

    Our Vision

    The Libertarian Party believes that individuals should be allowed to follow their own dreams, world peace and economic stability the way they want to.

    We know that we can't achieve complete perfection. But, we can make it better and will continue our work to creating a freer society for everyone. As Harry Browne once said: " A Libertarian society of unfettered individualism spreads its benefits to virtually everyone - not just those who have the resources to seize political power."

    We are the party of empowerment and freedom - This term we have been able to reduce the restrictions and penalties set in place by the current patent laws, to allow markets to advance at a quicker rate.

    What We Will Do
    ◦ Large cuts to income tax.
    ◦ Huge reforms to the current inadequate welfare system, which we are currently discussing the different routes we could take this.
    ◦ Privatization of many State owned businesses, which have the capability to survive without government funding.
    ◦ Continue to decrease the limitations inset by copyrighted, patented and trademarked products, to create a faster progressing environment
    ◦ Carry on the good work put forward in the defense review and continue to cut our number of armed service members and invest in other forms of defense instead.

    What We Will Not Do
    ◦ Go against the direct will of the people, without creating a referendum on the matter, if it has previously been voted against.

    POWER TO PEOPLE - NOT TO THE POLITICIANS



    Model House of Commons FAQ
    (Curtesy of Jarred)

    What on earth is the MHoC?
    MHoC stands for Model House of Commons. It's a forum here on TSR which acts as a model parliament. Our members write and debate their very own laws in a (very casual) parliamentary setting. It's a great deal of fun for all involved, and it just makes discussing politics that little bit more fun when it's given a game focus like it is here. If you like politics and have always fancied the idea of running the country yourself then the MHoC is for you. Not everyone chooses to write their own laws, some people just stay to debate those of others.

    That sounds pretty nerdy.
    It's not really. Well... maybe, but this is TSR you're talking about goddammit! We don't take it particularly seriously. It's just a game at the end of the day, and it's a fun one. It provides a different way to debate politics than the traditional offering from UK Politics that you find all over internet forums. The MHoC is a unique and dynamic constantly changing debating experience and is unlike anything else on the web. Why go to a bog standard debating forum when you can become a part of something so much more exciting?

    How do I write my own proposals for this MHoC thing?
    You can write a petition and then our MPs will vote on it! Head here to take a look, it takes mere minutes.

    So are there any debates going on right now?
    Well, there's this election. These threads usually prove to be very active so why not give your opinion? But other than that, we close everything down for election season so that we can focus on it, but come back in a few weeks and we'll be in full swing.

    I like the look of this MHoC thing, can I become one of the MPs elected in this election?
    YES! Head along to our MP Recruting Ground, pop your name down with your preferred party and we'll do our best to accommodate your interests.

    Do I have to be an MP to get involved?
    Not at all! Everyone is permitted access to debates in the MHoC. Just head along to one of our threads and give an opinion like you would on any other TSR thread. The only thing non-MPs can't do is to vote in our special Division Lobby forum, but you are allowed to do EVERYTHING else. In fact, non-MPs even get the special privilege of being allowed to write petitions. If you like the idea of running the UK, then this is a great way to get involved without becoming an MP.

    Great, so where do I get started?
    If you don't yet feel up to heading to the MP Recruiting Ground, then joining a party is the best place to start. Checking out this explanatory thread is a good idea too. You could even pop over to our chat thread and say hi! Ultimately the best thing to do is to head along to any MHoC thread and give your opinion, we won't bite, honest! Since we're in an election right now there's nothing going on, but come back in two weeks and parliament will be in full session again.
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    :woo: Vote Tory!
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    Vote Conservative!


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    Good luck to all, but it is time for Britain to go yellow, go Liberal
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    Vote Liberal Guys

    We've obviously made an impression on the Tories - look how much they've copied us!
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    Vote for the Labour Party!
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    VOTE UKIP

    Our pledge to the House


    We have many ideas; too many to fit on one manifesto, so here is a quick bullet point list on some more of our goals over the next term.

    We will make every driver between the age of 50 and 70 retake their practical and theoretical driving test every 8 years.

    We will make every driver over the age of 70 retake their practical and theoretical driving test every 4 years – at a heavily reduced cost.

    We will repeal the treacherous Abolition of the Monarchy Bill that was submitted by the Government this term.

    We will repeal a Language Act passed by the Government that forced Key Stage 1 students to study a foreign language; we believe that, at such a young age, the main focus for children should be to learn English properly.

    We will repeal the Armed Forces Bill 2014 that gives the power to declare war solely down to career politicians.

    We believe that the Monarch: an impartial political figure should hold the final say.

    We will lower the tax rate of those earning the lowest amount of money by chasing down the companies who do not pay their fair share in corporation tax.

    The child benefit system on TSR is broken; it gives far too much money to families. It is unsustainable and needs to be re-written.

    We will deliver a range of newspapers to schools across the country to encourage young people to engage in the news and politics; the cost will be covered by the government.

    We will put a limit of how much the BBC license fee can cost

    We will speed up the process of constitutional reform

    We will introduce a Bill on new teaching of British History and our values

    We will divert foreign aid from ‘rich’ countries and give some of it to the poorer ones

    We will remove all speed cameras across the country and use the money to educate drivers, however if drivers are caught speeding by manual speed cameras then the fines will be very severe

    VOTE UKIP


    Fighting for the people!!
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
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    How is that not a 2nd manifesto?
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    How is that not a 2nd manifesto?
    It basically is, but they are also allowed to do it.


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    Vote Socialist of course
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    I voted for Matthew because nostalgia.
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    Vote for UKIP
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    Easy Labour win.
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    Glory to the Tories..

    Greens - Best manifesto prize

    Libertarians - How about you come over to our place you nice people... liked your manifesto the best in policy bar ours

    Liberals - Does that even get to 200 words?

    Ukip - Good for the most part

    Labour - Ending universal welfare, your seeing the light.

    Socialists - Your manifesto sickens me. It gave me a vision of North Korea.

    Matthew - Not bad, should have made it jazzy.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    How is that not a 2nd manifesto?
    +1

    Good luck everyone, vote Green!
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Glory to the Tories..

    Greens - Best manifesto prize

    Libertarians - How about you come over to our place you nice people... liked your manifesto the best in policy bar ours

    Liberals - Does that even get to 200 words?

    Ukip - Good for the most part

    Labour - Ending universal welfare, your seeing the light.

    Socialists - Your manifesto sickens me. It gave me a vision of North Korea.

    Matthew - Not bad, should have made it jazzy.
    Uhm... it's only 6 words below the limit?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Glory to the Tories..

    Greens - Best manifesto prize

    Libertarians - How about you come over to our place you nice people... liked your manifesto the best in policy bar ours

    Liberals - Does that even get to 200 words?

    Ukip - Good for the most part

    Labour - Ending universal welfare, your seeing the light.

    Socialists - Your manifesto sickens me. It gave me a vision of North Korea.

    Matthew - Not bad, should have made it jazzy.
    Yes it does, went for a different kind of manifesto this time. Lists get boring, we wanted a chat with the electorate
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    Seeing that everyone is doing it:

    ​VOTE LIBERTARIAN, VOTE FREEDOM
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    Every manifesto from the left is near identical. You could remove the names, put the writing in a standard font and colour, and no one would be able to say which manifesto belongs to which left wing party.
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    Only the Greens and Labour appear to even be attempting to resolve the unfolding constitutional crisis across the UK, and Labour's proposals - much like in RL, actually - remain vague. Though I'm impressed by some of Labour's other commitments; if the Greens weren't an option I'd probably endorse Labour based on that manifesto.
 
 
 
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