Some proposals on MPs and the voting review:
- Reduce the quantity of MPs to 45. Although I have heard 40 mentioned as a potential figure, I believe 45 would be a fair compromise between the two. It would make life slightly easier for parties, reducing the need to often push people to vote, while not particularly changing gameplay.
- Remove the ability for parties to lose seats in the first month of the term. The first month is often a period in which parties make changes and rebuild following the election, which makes it harder to focus on whipping. In this chaotic period of the term, it hurts gameplay for parties to so quickly struggle after the election.
- Reduce the voting percentage at which a seat is removed/highlighted to 40% and 60% (from 50% and 70%). This current trend of by-elections is purely a modern one and detracts from the game by forcing people to focus on campaigning rather than helping the House thrive, in addition to reducing the entertainment and unique experience of the general election when it happens. The current requirements are clearly too demanding and I believe they are also counter-productive. It is better to gently encourage new members to get involved, than have to message them twice or even three times telling them to vote because the rules require it.
- Simulated elections.
- Seat reduction to 40 seats.
- Opposition Coalitions.
Those are my main 3
I think there is a strong arguement for seperating indies at the GE because it's easy to win 2+ seats as an indie and that vote isn't reflected.
I would like to know how much support banning joke legislation would get. They make the House look stupid and waste our time, it is not what we should be presenting to new members. This power would not be too much for the Speaker as they are required to show the bills they reject, so if they were being too harsh with submissions there would remain the two options to ask them to change their stance and, failing that, submitting a MONC.
At the very least I will move to block joke legislation from counting in voting records, but I would find it preferable to put an end to them completely once and for all.