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VA163 – New Party Formation Amendment watch

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    VA163 – New Party Formation Amendment
    New Party Formation Amendment

    Proposed by: joecphillips MP (Lib)
    Seconded by: adam9317 MP (Con), Andy98 MP (Grn), cranbrook_aspie MP (Soc), Kay_Winters MP (Lab), Quamquam123 MP (Lab), SoggyCabbages MP (Lab), TitanCream MP (Lib)

    In Guidance Document Replace
    3) In deciding whether to allow a party to form, the Speaker should be primarily mindful of the support for the party. Precedent sets the hurdle as 10 eligible voters showing support, though the Speaker may want to consider other factors, such as whether those voters are active House of Commons members.

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    A) To create a new party the group that wants party status must accumulate 15 points and have a minimum of 5 active TSR members.
    Points will be awarded for:
    Active MPs within the last 6 months - 5 points
    Bills posted in the past 12 weeks when sponsored by an MP from another party (if the Speaker deems it to be proper legislation) - 4 points
    Motions posted in the past 12 weeks when sponsored by an MP from another party (if the Speaker deems it to be proper legislation) - 3 points
    Non-MPs active within the MHoC in the last 6 months - 3 points
    New/inactive members of the last 6 months - 1 point.

    B) An active MP shall be anyone who has held a seat as an MP for at least 2 weeks (excluding proxy MPs), unless they have lost a seat due to inactivity within the last 2 voting reviews.

    C) An active non-MP of the MHoC shall be defined as anyone who:
    a) a) Has been a proxy MP but not held their own seat for 2 weeks
    b) Has lost a seat within the past 2 voting reviews and their
    b) Have commented outside the bar in 4 consecutive weeks.
    c) a) Commented on over 25% of the Bills, Amendments and Motions posted to debate within a 14 day period.
    b) Over 21 posts within a 7 day period excluding the bar
    d)If someone doesn't meet these conditions but feel they have been active they can ask the speaker to consider upgrading to active them at their discretion.

    D) An active TSR member is anyone who has:
    a) over 100 posts
    b) an account that is over 4 weeks old
    c) over 0.75 posts per day or over 50 posts in a 2 week period.


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    Most objections to new parties forming is due to the risk of inactivity, this amendment ensures that people wanting to create new parties are rewarded for activity during the formation of a party and ensure that they have a slightly easier time in creating the party than people who have no history in the MHoC.

    This also has the advantage of creating a clear system so new groups know what they have to achieve to become a party rather than the current system where it is not as clear.
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    No, this sers the barrier to entry far too low and would see too many cases where the GD says yes but CT say no.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    No, this sers the barrier to entry far too low and would see too many cases where the GD says yes but CT say no.
    The ct have said yes for a group of 5 people before.
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    The ct have said yes for a group of 5 people before.
    When?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    When?
    Meu I believe.
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    Aye. A very sensible amendment.
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    If this passes it might be fun to, in the fairly a distant future, form a little party. Perhaps some of the other party leaders would like to join me in an 'Establishment Party' Or we could bring back the Nat Libs and use them solely for the purpose of trolling.
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    I have asked the CT to verify this result.
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    One No has been changed to an Aye.
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    Ayes to the right: 18
    Noes to the left: 18
    Abstentions: 11

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    Turnout: 94%
 
 
 
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