Hestia Posted December 8, 2021 Share Posted December 8, 2021 Welcome all! A lot of the information enclosed is in the 2010 UK Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sdmbrRIrJuzHdNqcPEU5SX9MboHiRm3jPQguRMxwaeQ/edit#gid=2095394135 as well as in the UK 2010 guidelines - https://docs.google.com/document/d/11Ocmi49B8ittWuEGOB_ISnEHlRm7qR0GVpYJflinTaQ/edit Those two documents are the most important things to pay attention to as you play. Right now, all you need to do is submit what you want to play as. Right now, there are three factions of Labour and Tories open, as well as one for the Lib Dems, UKIP, and the SNP. If we get enough, the Greens and an additional slot of the Lib Dems may be opened. This is in quick shot format in the fact that you aren't graded on effort, but you can put as much or as little as you like 🙂 I just ask you be relatively timely with responses, but I understand during school those times will change. During break though, I'll hope for at least a post once every other day or three days. We will be starting with the election of 2010. Here is some background courtesy of Wikipedia! 😛 The governing Labour Party campaigned to secure a fourth consecutive term in office, and to restore support lost since 2001. The Conservative Party sought to gain a dominant position in British politics after losses in the 1990s, and to replace Labour as the governing party. The Liberal Democrats hoped to make gains from both sides and hoped to hold the balance of power in a hung parliament. Since the televised debates between the three leaders, their poll ratings had risen to the point where many considered the possibility of a Liberal Democrat role in Government. Polls just before election day saw a slight swing from the Liberal Democrats back to Labour and Conservatives, with the majority of final polls falling within one point of Conservatives 36%, Labour 29%, Liberal Democrats 23%. However, record numbers of undecided voters raised uncertainty about the outcome. The Scottish National Party, encouraged by their victory in the 2007 Scottish parliament elections, set itself a target of 20 MPs and was hoping to find itself holding a balance of power. Equally, Plaid Cymru sought gains in Wales. Smaller parties which had had successes at local elections and the 2009 European elections (UK Independence Party, Green Party, British National Party) looked to extend their representation to seats in the House of Commons. The Democratic Unionist Party looked to maintain, if not extend, its number of seats, having been the fourth-largest party in the House of Commons. Also included is the rules and guidelines for elections: Elections - General Election General elections will take place scheduled every 5 years or called by the Prime Minister. If the Fixed Term Parliaments Act passes, they can be called early by votes of no confidence or by votes to dissolve Parliament. During election periods, the two major parties have 5 events between three factions - they can post as a group or individually. The Liberal Democrats, UKIP, and the Greens (should all be filled) get 3 events each as more minor parties. The SNP and Plaid Cymru (if combined) get 3 as well. If they are separate, they get 2. These events are used to campaign in areas of the United Kingdom. It is important you use these terms when campaigning as it is easiest for me to go back and forth with the spreadsheet. Scotland North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands Anglia South West London South East There will be 10 turns to each election with at least three debates held on turns 3, 7 and 9. An additional Scottish debate may be held as time goes on. Let the claiming begin! 🙂 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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