TSR General Election December 2019 a guide / help thread! Watch

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This December, a TSR general election is happening. This is part of the Model House of Commons, TSR's very own parliament game.

All TSR users are able to vote in the general election, as long as they have at least 100 posts and their account is at least 3 months old. We encourage everyone who can to cast a vote, with voting open between 5th and 12th December, and this thread has been created to help people get the information they need to make an informed choice.

The voting thread can be found here!

What is the election for?
Since 2005 TSR has hosted a Model House of Commons (MHoC) as part of its politics section. This is basically a role-playing game, which is open to anyone who thinks it might sound fun. Every six months or so there is a general election to elect 50 MPs. This one is taking place due to the fact that a real election is taking place now.

Why vote?
Part of the fun of the MHoC is that its election results reflect what TSR users actually think, and the way that we try to get as good a cross-section of people as possible. The election is also a chance for us to make ourselves known to other TSR users, some of whom might be interested in getting more involved as party members or MPs.

Can I be elected an MP or get involved in some other way?
Yes! Rather than electing individual MPs, votes are cast for parties (unless for an individual independent candidate), which then distribute the seats to their members. This means that there is often a chance for people who first come across the MHoC at election time to become MPs fairly soon afterwards. If you are interested in joining a party, the best place to start is in the welcome thread, in the useful links below.

Useful links:

MHoC beginners' guide and FAQ (what is this even for?)

MHoC welcome thread – drop in and say hi, or join a party!

Vote in the TSR general election!!


Suggest Questions for our election debate.

Look back on our election debate!
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tl;dr: Vote Conservative and you'll be fine.
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Amendment to the above post -

TL;DR: Vote Labour and you'll be fine
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Thank you Mr Speaker for the explanation for those who have not encountered the Model House of Commons before.

Worth noting that this is an election where a form of proportional representation is used, and that there have been independent candidates elected.
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Amendment to the above post -

TL;DR: Vote Labour and you'll be fine
...fine as in governed by an empty shill?
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Why are you advertising the MHOC inside the MHOC? Shouldn't you advertise the MHOC outside the MHOC to people who don't know the MHOC exists and what it does?
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Why are you advertising the MHOC inside the MHOC? Shouldn't you advertise the MHOC outside the MHOC to people who don't know the MHOC exists and what it does?
My guess is that this is linked to the mass PM, so this thread will be sent around to all the recipients.
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Why are you advertising the MHOC inside the MHOC? Shouldn't you advertise the MHOC outside the MHOC to people who don't know the MHOC exists and what it does?
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My guess is that this is linked to the mass PM, so this thread will be sent around to all the recipients.
This thread is currently linked to a thread in the GE 2019 forum for instance.
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I hope we're going to do debating by armed combat, spice things up a bit innit? :grin:
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Ah, that's sad. I can't actually vote yet... Oh well. Hopefully, Lib Dems'll do well then.
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Vote Libertarian, vote for freedom.
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Ah, that's sad. I can't actually vote yet... Oh well. Hopefully, Lib Dems'll do well then.
Voting for this opens tonight. Some time after 8pm
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Voting for this opens tonight. Some time after 8pm
I mean I haven't been on here long enough
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I mean I haven't been on here long enough
You should pop into the Lib Dem subforum and say hi though! There'll also be MP seats going after the election!
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You should pop into the Lib Dem subforum and say hi though! There'll also be MP seats going after the election!
Will do. Thanks!
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I'm doing it just for the variety, 14 years is too long for any party :awesome:
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I'm doing it just for the variety, 14 years is too long for any party :awesome:
Well on TSR the current/outgoing government has been the government for the whole term of just under six months, which would be five years translated into real-life term lengths.
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