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  • View Poll Results: Cast your vote in the TSR General Election!
    TSR Green Party
    16
    8.65%
    TSR National Liberal Party
    6
    3.24%
    TSR Conservative and Unionist Party
    45
    24.32%
    TSR Labour
    44
    23.78%
    TSR UKIP
    24
    12.97%
    TSR Liberal Party
    28
    15.14%
    TSR Socialist Party
    17
    9.19%
    Spoilt Ballot
    5
    2.70%

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    Welcome to the 23rd General Election for the TSR Model House of Commons!


    Election season has arrived! :dance: Below are seven parties, all competing for your vote!

    ★ Read through the manifestos and feel free to ask questions or start a debate.:cyber:

    ★ Please bear in mind that we use a system of proportional representation which means there is no need for tactical voting. :hmmmm2:

    ★ 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 (the Deputy Speaker). :five:

    Scroll down for an explanatory FAQ about the Model House of Commons. You can also take a look at the MHoC Advice Guide for more info. :yy:

    Please note that TSR political parties are in no way affiliated with any parties in real life that share their name. Manifestos should therefore be considered on their own merit - for more information on each party's contribution to the Model House of Commons, please view the MHoC record of legislation.

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    TSR Green Party



    TSR National Liberal Party
    Talk is cheap

    Action is what matters

    We don't know what the world will demand of us in government. We don't know if we'll be able to follow through on a grasping flood of policy commitments designed more to win votes than to effect meaningful change.

    What we do know is that if you vote for us you will get a party that will stand by its values in taking pragmatic action in the national interest.

    Vote National Liberal for a party that will act in the national interest rather than speak for what is in its own.

    Constitutional conservatism
    Social justice
    Individual liberty



    TSR Conservative and Unionist Party



    TSR Labour Party



    TSR UKIP



    TSR Liberal Party



    TSR Socialist Party

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    Model House of Commons FAQ
    (Courtesy 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 Recruiting 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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    Election Notification Thread
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    RayApparently
    might want to hide the poll
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    Have the Socialists used the same manifesto as last term...
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    RayApparently
    might want to hide the poll
    Cheers!

    And, like magic, it disappears! :hide:
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    Labour outright lie, last I checked NES failed and you didn't have any real impact on obesity.
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    Some very good looking manifestos!!

    Obvs UKIP is best so go vote for them!

    The full UKIP manifesto:

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    Also, RayApparently might want to fix the Green Manifesto
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    Vote Liberal

    and stuff
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    Did I just see another Labour lie, mind pointing out which bill tried to abolish Prisons put forwards jointly by UKIP and the TSR Tories?
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    Vote Conservative!

    :borat:

    You can view our infrastructure plans for the 22nd and 23rd parliaments drafted by our MP Rakas21 below:

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    Conservative Party Infrastructure Plans for the 22nd and 23rd parliaments.

    Working with the Shadow Secretaries Of State for the Treasury and department of local government, the Conservative Party Shadow Secretary Of State for Infrastructure is pleased to be able to release this comprehensive set of infrastructure proposals for the 22nd and 23rd parliament. These bills will be fully costed, detailed and paid for however in this exclusive article we offer the House a taste of things to come and evidence of our ambition for a greater and more prosperous United Kingdom.

    Energy

    Smart meters to become mandatory by 2025 on all residential and commercial property for electricity, gas and water.
    Ground source heat pumps to become mandatory for all new build residential and commercial property by 2025.
    By 2030 new residential property developments of more than 100 should produce enough energy to heat their water all year (on average) from renewable sources - Micro generation (stick a solar panel up, wind turbine down the road ect..).
    Geothermal energy should be given priority in renewable generation with a goal of producing enough to heat all UK homes by 2030.
    Approval of UK-Iceland energy link.
    Abolition of VAT on all UK energy bills.
    National Grid to become publicly owned (49% to be floated - Statoil model - excessive profit margins).
    All new electric transmission cables are to be underground from 2018.
    Tax breaks and other incentives for the development of wireless and superconducting transmission.
    All 'green' taxes to be abolished and replaced with a Carbon Tax on production

    Water

    3 desalination plants to be based in East Anglia, the South East and Greater London
    Complete replacement of all Victorian water transmission by 2050
    Water transmission and generation to be split. Current water market to be modeled similar to energy market (competing producers and retailers, public transmitter).

    Housing

    Taxes on all residential construction developments to be abolished when purchased by a first time buyer - like the starter homes.
    State to build 1 million social houses by 2025 in addition to whatever the private sector produces. Will be restricted to the core 8 cities, Greater London and Southampton. Right to Buy to be as generous as possible - Think the ultimate mix of Thatcher and MacMillan.
    Reduced planning objection period.

    Transport

    Airport/runway expansion to be permitted at any airport in the core 8 cities, London or Southampton which can fund the development wholly through private capital.
    Trains..
    - HS2 - Amended to run via Nottingham and Sheffield City Centers
    - HS3 - Full support by 2030
    - Electrification of Great Western Mainline - Full support
    - Electrification of Cross Country franchise between Bristol and Sheffield by 2030 including spur from Birmingham to Nottingham
    - Electrification of Midlands Main line - Support with electrification of the Nottingham to Sheffield stretch by 2030
    - To alleviate future capacity constraints government will also consider the merits of reintroducing an amended Grand Central express Line running from Reading-Nottingham-Sheffield where it will split and go Sheffield-Manchester-Liverpool and Sheffield-Leeds-Newcastle.

    Where the private sector will provide the capital free of subsidy or guarantee, toll roads will be permitted. Any firm building and operating a toll road must evidence capital availability to remove the road should a sale be unable to occur.

    Broadband

    Infrastructure and retail to be split.
    Statoil modeled public firm to be given responsibility over digital infrastructure
    Gigabit fiber optic infrastructure to replace current stock in all core 8 cities plus Southampton and Greater London by 2025
    Rural infrastructure speeds will double by 2025 subject to a review highlighting the most efficient ways to deliver this goal.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Also, RayApparently might want to fix the Green Manifesto
    What's wrong with it?
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    Let's hope the lefties don't win...
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    What's wrong with it?
    The image isn't loading, at least for me.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The image isn't loading, at least for me.
    Not sure what I can do about that I'm afraid - shows up for me. :/
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    The image isn't loading, at least for me.
    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Not sure what I can do about that I'm afraid - shows up for me. :/
    Shows up for me too
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Vote Conservative!

    :borat:
    but....but....

    Liberals.
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    Not sure what I can do about that I'm afraid - shows up for me. :/
    I doesn't work for me too. Andy98
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    I'll admit our manifesto isn't the prettiest (I'd say the Tories have the nicest looking manifesto) but it seems we're the only party actually putting forward policies to tackle issues in pretty much all areas.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Shows up for me too
    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I doesn't work for me too. Andy98
    Have the Greens somehow shielded their election materials from Tory eyes???
 
 
 
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