Model House of Commons - FAQsWatch
In this forum, we debate and vote on petitions which can be posted by anyone on TSR. We also debate and vote on bills and motions which are normally written by MHoC MPs and parties.
★TSR Conservative and Unionist Party
★TSR Green Party
★TSR Labour Party
★TSR Liberal Party
★TSR National Liberal Party
★TSR Socialist Party
As in the real life House of Commons, TSR parties have MPs who vote on bills and petitions and like the real House of Commons, the number of seats each party gets is determined by a TSR-wide general election, held every 6 months. You may also stand for election as an independent MP.
Write a Petition
Writing a petition allows you to directly get your views heard on laws you'd like to change or ways you wish to transform the UK.
Start your petition today!
Join a party
Joining a party allows you to access to a secret partysub-forum, giving you a chance to chat with your party colleagues. If you want to become an MP in the Model House of Commons, getting involved with a party is the best way to start.
Click here to join a party.
Register your interest as an MP
You don't have to be an MP to get involved in the MHoC: in fact the only advantage an MP has is that they get to vote in our special Division Lobby subforum. Becoming an MP is still the best way to integrate yourself into the MHoC community and get involved.
Head over to our MP Recruiting Ground, put your name down and we'll help find you a role!
Join the debate
There's usually something to debate in here, whether its a bill on Drug Legalisation or a petition calling for tuition fees to be scrapped. Unlike the real life House of Commons, everyone is welcome to debate bills and petitions.
Check out the forum for open petitions and bills and have your say.
Click here to submit a petition to the Model House of Commons! It could be something like: "This petition calls on the TSR Government to scrap tuition fees." or "This petition calls on the TSR House of Commons to leave the EU.".
The petition will be debated for 4 days and then the MPs of the Model House of Commons will vote on it. If it passes, the TSR Government or House of Commons may develop your idea into a bill and try to make your petition a part of TSR law.
There are 50 MP places, and each is distributed to a party at the general election held on TSR every 6 months. Independents can also stand in a general election to get a place. If you wish to stand as an independent, it is best to contact the Speaker to find out when the next election will be and how to go about running.
You will have to be accepted by a group leader, which is usually the leader and their deputy. You will then gain access to their hidden forum in the HoC that only their party members (and the Speaker) can see.
The first thing you need is 10 supporters with at least 150 posts and 3 months activity on TSR. You will have to start a debate thread and will have to prove that you will be active to be a benefit to the MHoC. Only then will the Speaker take your proposal to the mods for discussion.
Why not look at the manifestos from the last election to help you choose. They can be found here. You could also:
★Start a thread in the HoC, outlining your beliefs and see what others think.
★Use Hansard to look at what bills each TSR party has recently put forward, to see if you agree with their policies.
★Head over to our MP Recruiting Ground, where you can express your political opinions and await feedback from parties if there's a match between your views.
Please contact the Speaker of the House (RayApparently) or the Deputy Speaker (Toronto353).