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I'm Kay_Winters, or just Kay for short. I'm the newest Labour MP, taking up the role a week or two ago, along with Saoirse:3. I noticed a new tory mp post a similar thread so though I should as well as it gives everybody a chance to see where I stand politically and such
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Congratulations on your seat Kay.

What are your thoughts on Corbyn's win and more specifically, McDonnell's appointment as Chancellor?

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Congratulations on your seat Kay.

What are your thoughts on Corbyn's win and more specifically, McDonnell's appointment as Chancellor?

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Thanks for the questions.

Well I supported, infact campaigned for Corbyn so I think it goes without saying I'm fairly happy he won, I think regardless of if he ends up as electable, five years is a long time after all, he will change politics in what can only be a good way.

As for John McDonnell, he has said some things in the past, not as bad as some of what my own Father has said on the same issues, although my Father, as much as I'm sure he'd love to be Prime Minister, isn't an elected Member of Parliament.

I think McDonnell has the economic credentials to be given time to put forward his plan, I do think he will have to compromise on his ideas of course, the Labour Party is a broad church and he is in the left rafter of said church. I also think he is a very nice man, I've met him once or twice, he is a friend to my Grandfather, my Mother's friend, and an associate of my parents. He's helped support my Parents when they've been on strike, hell joined them on the picket line outside their work before. He's was always going to be a controversial choice, but Corbyn needed someone he firmly agreed in a high up role, and I think Diana Abbott as Home Sec would have been even more controversial somehow.

I guess you could say I'm undecided on McDonnell, he is a really nice person, but he does have a habit of saying some rather stupid things at times.
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Thanks for the questions.

Well I supported, infact campaigned for Corbyn so I think it goes without saying I'm fairly happy he won, I think regardless of if he ends up as electable, five years is a long time after all, he will change politics in what can only be a good way.

As for John McDonnell, he has said some things in the past, not as bad as some of what my own Father has said on the same issues, although my Father, as much as I'm sure he'd love to be Prime Minister, isn't an elected Member of Parliament.

I think McDonnell has the economic credentials to be given time to put forward his plan, I do think he will have to compromise on his ideas of course, the Labour Party is a broad church and he is in the left rafter of said church. I also think he is a very nice man, I've met him once or twice, he is a friend to my Grandfather, my Mother's friend, and an associate of my parents. He's helped support my Parents when they've been on strike, hell joined them on the picket line outside their work before. He's was always going to be a controversial choice, but Corbyn needed someone he firmly agreed in a high up role, and I think Diana Abbott as Home Sec would have been even more controversial somehow.

I guess you could say I'm undecided on McDonnell, he is a really nice person, but he does have a habit of saying some rather stupid things at times.
Thank you for your answers

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What is your view on the Tax Alternative Bill currently before the House.
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I'm Kay_Winters, or just Kay for short. I'm the newest Labour MP, taking up the role a week or two ago, along with Saoirse:3. I noticed a new tory mp post a similar thread so though I should as well as it gives everybody a chance to see where I stand politically and such
Congratulations , also why is there suddenly a load of MPs being elected, is there a TSR election I missed?
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Congratulations , also why is there suddenly a load of MPs being elected, is there a TSR election I missed?
Nope. It's just that lots of people are starting Uni and can't commit to the role (generally)
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I don't want to be rude but let's not spam the main MHoC forum with these, m'kay? :erm: This isn't ****ing reddit, you know…

Although there is only an amendment limiting the creation of opinion polls in the main forum (VA101), it is against the local customs and will become quite messy if every newbie jumps on the same boat. You're free to socialise in the Commons Bar as before.

(This isn't aimed only at the OP; I realise she only follows a trend.)

Birchington Could you provide your opinion? I think that new threads should be added to the main MHoC forum by the Speaker (bills, motions, other MHoC matters) and only very occasionally by other members.
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Nope. It's just that lots of people are starting Uni and can't commit to the role (generally)
Oh ok, got it, thanks
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I don't want to be rude but let's not spam the main MHoC forum with these, m'kay? :erm: This isn't ****ing reddit, you know…

Although there is only an amendment limiting the creation of opinion polls in the main forum (VA101), it is against the local customs and will become quite messy if every newbie jumps on the same boat. You're free to socialise in the Commons Bar as before.

(This isn't aimed only at the OP; I realise she only follows a trend.)

Birchington Could you provide your opinion? I think that new threads should be added to the main MHoC forum by the Speaker (bills, motions, other MHoC matters) and only very occasionally by other members.
While I see your point, this gives us a chance to get to know new MPs and put them under a little bit of pressure.
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While I see your point, this gives us a chance to get to know new MPs and put them under a little bit of pressure.
As I said, there's the Commons Bar or the Ask [party] threads.

I must say I'm irritated mainly because it reeks of reddit and the classic formula ‘I'm a completely common person, make me feel special’ but I really do believe that the creation of threads in the MHoC forum should be limited to the Speaker except for special circumstances, as per our custom.
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As I said, there's the Commons Bar or the Ask [party] threads.

I must say I'm irritated mainly because it reeks of reddit and the classic formula ‘I'm a completely common person, make me feel special’ but I really do believe that the creation of threads in the MHoC forum should be limited to the Speaker except for special circumstances, as per our custom.
Fair enough.

Maybe there should be a system where the Speaker posts Q&A's with new MPs, but Party Q&A threads are more than sufficent I suppose

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Fair enough.

Maybe there should be a system where the Speaker posts Q&A's with new MPs, but Party Q&A threads are more than sufficent I suppose

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One dedicated thread would also be agreeable, not many, regardless of the creator.
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One dedicated thread would also be agreeable, not many, regardless of the creator.
It would stop any cluttering. Might get an amendment written if it's necessary.

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Thank you for your answers

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What is your view on the Tax Alternative Bill currently before the House.
I shall read the bill shortly and feed back in the thread to do with the Bill.

Life_peer I understand your concern, and that you weren't directing your comments directly at me but generally, I mostly made the thread after one of the Labour MPs mentioned everyone should as it'd be beneficial, but it is certainly something to look at confining perhaps to the Q&A threads. Something to discuss for sure
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I was happy to accept the first thread as I thought it would be a one off. It seemed a little harsh to clamp down on a new MP.

However, we're now on to three AMA threads and I want to avoid the forum being spammed.

Therefore, can anyone wishing to ask a new MP questions head over to the new, dedicated Q&A thread here.
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