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Greetings and welcome to Albion and Empire, a Victoria II Interactive AAR with the New World Order Mod. For those participants of previous IAARs, such as The Presidents, Federation of "Equals", Shadow of the Andes, Edge of Europe, Sonderweg oder Anderweg?, Blood and Iron, and Power to the People I happily welcome you back! And for those newcomers, I extend the same warm welcome and wish you the best times.

Albion and Empire (ABE) will examine the social, political, and martial elements of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 2045 (or later, if we’re feeling lucky). Using the excellent New World Order mod (by simsulla), we shall traverse the dangerous 20th century, grappling with imperialism, communism, supranationalism, globalism, and other remarkable developments that shall undoubtedly force turmoil in the world’s greatest empire. ABE’s logistics seeks to balance mechanics and substance, (hopefully) finding a new status that upholds player-driven interaction above all. For further details, please refer to the full rulebook below.

Although not mandatory, participation in IRC is strongly recommended. You can join the official ABE channel by going to http://www.coldfront.net/tiramisu/ and joining the #ABE_Main channel by typing "/join #ABE_Main". Without the quotations, that is.

The rules are a mandatory-read -- and all players must absolutely oblige to its content. (And a brief thank you to DensleyBlair for all his help with the game's production.)

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN!


Full interactivity was approved by Mr. Capitalist, on December 25th, 2015.
 

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Table of Contents

Thread Essentials

Rules
Character List
Published Works
Parliamentary Composition
Passed Legislation


Historical Governments
Labour Government (1945-1949)
Conservative Government (1949-1954)

Labour Government (1954-1964)
Conservative Government (1964-1966)

Labour Government (1966-1969)


Decades in Review
United Kingdom in the 1950s: Politics and Economics
United Kingdom in the 1960s: Politics and Economics (I)

The United Kingdom in the 1960s: Demographics, Empire, and Commonwealth (II)



Updates

Chapter 1: London Calling
Election of 1945 (Parties)
Election of 1945 (Results)


Attlee Ministry (1945-1949)
Parliamentary Opening 1945
Chapter 2: Enter the Crimson

Chapter 3: Wavering Winds
Chapter 4: The India Question
Chapter 5: Heart of Oak
Chapter 6: It's a Long Way to Tipperary


Election of 1949 (Parties)
Election of 1949 (Results)


Eden/Gibbons Ministry (1949-1954)
Chapter 7: He who holds the keys
Chapter 8: O'er the Hills and Far Away


Election of 1950 (Parties)
Election of 1950 (Results)

Chapter 9: Into the Wilderness
Chapter 10: The Red Tide

Chapter 11: Jolly Boating Weather

Election of 1954 (Parties)
Election of 1954 (Results)

Bennett Ministry (1954-1963)
Chapter 12: The Hollow Men
Chapter 13: Harold's Pilgrimage
Cold War Flashpoint: Spanish Blockade
Chapter 14: Business As Usual

Election of 1959 (Parties)
Election of 1959 (Results)


Chapter 15: The Winds of Change
Chapter 16: The New Consensus


Leighton Ministry (1963-1964)
Chapter 17: The Reach for Power

Election of 1964 (Parties)
Election of 1964 (Results)


Jacobs Ministry (1964-1966)
Chapter 18: Era of Good Times
Chapter 19: Madness, Marxism, and Monaghan

Election of 1966 (Parties)
Election of 1966 (Results)

Monaghan Ministry (1966-1969)
Chapter 20: The White Heat of the Revolution
Chapter 21: 1968

Chapter 22: Knights of the Long Knives

Election of 1969 (Parties)
Election of 1969 (Results)

Ryley Ministry (1969-1976)
Chapter 23: Troubles, Thorns, and Thankin
Chapter 24: Mixed Feelings


Election of 1974 (Parties)
Election of 1974 (Results)


Chapter 25: God Save the Fascist Regime

Fitzpatrick Ministry (1976-1982)
Chapter 26: The Ballad of King Lear
Chapter 27: Ride of the Valkyries
Chapter 28: A Very British War


Election of 1979 (Parties)
Election of 1979 (Results)

Chapter 29: Land of Milk and Honey

Thornbloom/Thatcher Ministry (1982-1989)/Kellaghan/Harwick Ministry (1989-1999)

 
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Albion and Empire
Rules of the AAR

The Golden Rule: Civility (and Obedience)

"It is the tradition of this house to refer to all Members of this Parliament in accordance to title and honour. Members shall conduct themselves in a manner becoming of honourable gentlemen and ladies, representing their constituents and the nation.”
It is the unassailable right of mankind to speak with a free tongue, however much the incurred offense, however great the trouble stirred, but in this house, all players shall act with courtesy and integrity. Should ever players make attacks beyond the regulations of the most glorious and universal Paradox laws or destroy the boundary between IC and OOC -- beware my wrath, for I am a cruel and jealous God. Insulting another player out of character is worse than infringing upon any of the laws of the Decalogue, so for your own sake, don’t do it. And of course, this house exists for fun, and so should that enjoyment be breached, fear my just hand of punishment. If I make a decree, if I pass a new commandment, if I invalidate anything, my judgement is to be considered absolute. I shall, in the interests of parliamentary discourse, inform the community via IRC of my declaration, allow a brief IRC period of debate (OOC), listen to the concerns of the populace, and come to a conclusive decision (that is, of course, if I’m feeling generous).

I am now going to quote the Rt. Hon Member of ThunderHawk3.

“There is probably going to be some hard realpolitik in this thread, possibly even backstabbing or personal betrayal. I am asking you all, as players, to rise above this. If you don't or can't, don't participate in this AAR. I won't tolerate the Golden Rule being broken.”

INTRO I - Setting and Overview
Albion and Empire (ABE) is a “fully interactive IAAR” using the New World Order Mod. NWO refocuses the Victoria II timeline from 1945 onwards, and is a terrifically well done mod with a plethora of relevant events and alterations (everything from decolonization to supranational creations). And of course, a fair amount of effort into this mod has been done by yours truly. We are, if you hadn't realized, playing the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In this IAAR, I am allowing players to occupy several “groups” or “classes,” although you should not consider these to be rigid or confining occupations. Generally, these will allow you to occupy whatever role in society you desire to play, with some ‘occupations’ having accompanying stats. Please do not consider these occupations as rigid or confining, as they are not of central importance and are more for enjoyable IC substance than for mechanic effect.I shall give you a brief list here, with further descriptions in a latter chapter. The occupations are the following:

Politicians (Recommended)
Union Leaders
Businessmen
Bureaucrats
Militarists
Other

Returning players from recent IAARs will known that revolutions and coups are not uncommon developments. For this IAAR, we can expect parliamentary democracy to be quite stable, unless of course, the Soviets triumph in the Cold War or the UK elects a Jeremy Corbyn figure as Premier. In the likely case that the ancient government is not overthrown, however, expect to deal with coups and revolutions across the world and in the Empire.

Albion and Empire will have a fair amount of engine work and bookkeeping, although I intend to base this IAAR more on the substance and content of occurrences than on any invented mechanisms of my making. There will be, nonetheless, certain components that require the crunching of numbers, so expect the delegation of organized matters to willing and able players.

I will be restricting player access to my engine and mechanisms -- especially certain voting quantities -- although I will be posting screenshots and certain stats for the occupations.

INTRO II - Character Creation
Character creation can be done as follows:

Name: John Smith
Born: 1900
Profession (Occupation): Dancer (Other)
Constituency: Whitney
Background: A life-long Oswald Mosley admirer and dancer, John Smith has always been a lover of the aesthetics…

All characters must have a constituency and an occupation. Politicians will be competing for their constituency of original residence unless they say differently and are approved by the party leadership.

  • You may not have multiple characters
  • You may not play as a person in a foreign country.
  • You may play as colonial locals, and individuals outside of Great Britain and inside the Empire.
  • You may not play historical characters (see bottom of this rulebook for more on this.)
Chapter 1: Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom is a bicameral legislature with an elected lower chamber (the House of Commons) an unelected hereditary upper chamber (the House of Lords). Players who play the recommended occupation (Politicians) can occupy positions in either chamber, although the HoC is the strongly preferred place of business. The power of the HoL is still de jure rather potent, although the upper chamber has developed a custom of allowing bills of the important variety to pass through without resistance. The HoL may delay bills, but a full rejection of a law passed by the House of Commons will stir militancy against the HoL as a breach of tradition (from the 1911 budgetary affair) and a possible infringement on an elected government.

The House of Commons is composed of 640 Members of Parliament, each representing a constituency in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1945, 321 seats are required for a parliamentary majority, which can be attained through election or coalition. The House of Lords, on the other hand, has an arbitrary amount of members, which is variable over time. As of 1945, life peerages are very rare, so the composition of the HoL is dependent on hereditary developments.

Government sanctioned bills must be passed by the House of Commons. If a bill, sanctioned by the HoC, is defeated and considered a vote of confidence by either the Opposition or the Government, then the Government will be compelled to call an election or find further partisan partners to sustain the government. If a vote of no confidence is called or attached to a bill, and the bill does not succeed to the wishes of the government, Parliament is dissolved and elections are called.

The House of Commons is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is nominally independent and controls the proceedings of the legislature. In ABE, the Speaker of the House may discipline members of the House for improper conduct, organize debates, and even call votes. Well, ladies and gentlemen, introducing the Speaker of the House, yours truly. And, just for good measure, I am also your Lord Speaker.

In order to pass a law, more MPs must have voted for it, than against it. ((This system is complicated by PP, described below.)) I’m also considering ways to implement “talking out” as a parliamentary mechanic, although you can consider that a work in progress.

Chapter 2: Elections and the Parties
Parliament may be dissolved by the following methods:
  • The Prime Minister asks Her Majesty to dissolve Parliament at his own discretion
  • A motion of No-confidence is passed or a government-sanctioned bill that is determined to be a confidence vote is defeated
  • Her Majesty dissolves parliament at her discretion of a traditionally five-year maximum.
If Parliament is dissolved, an election will occur. In each constituency, candidates compete for the largest number of votes, the winner of which is declared the Member of Parliament for that particular constituency.

Ex.
Candidate 1: 4 votes
Candidate 2: 3 votes
Candidate 3: 0 votes

Candidate 1 is your MP.

The party with a majority of MPs will become the Government, or the party with the largest share of MPs will either rule as a minority government (aka, less seats than a majority) or seek coalition (two parties in one government). It is possible for two parties that individually have smaller representation than a third party (with the largest number of MPs) to form a majority coalition. The leader of the victorious party typically becomes the Prime Minister, while the vanquished leader becomes the Leader of the Opposition. A Prime Minister, as the leader of his party, can be removed from office by his party, and another individual can ascend to the position with the consent of the party. For example, in 1990, Margaret Thatcher was removed from power by Conservative MPs, who installed John Major as the leader of the Conservative Party and (therefore) as Prime Minister. Therefore, it is possible to change leaders/Prime Ministers without having an election.

As I have described above, parties will frequently have leadership elections to change their party leadership. This typically occurs following an electoral defeat or some rather nasty occurrence. As of 1945, most parties elect their leader by a simple vote of partisan MPs. The notable exception to this rule is the Conservative Party, whose successor is determined by either internal partisan dealings or the recommendation of the outgoing leader. The vague nature of this determination may become a point of discourse for Conservative MPs.

There are two major parties in the United Kingdom in 1945. The first is the Conservative and Unionist Party, colloquially known as “the Tories” or the Conservatives, and the Labour Party. The Conservative Party, as of 1945, represents a series of ideological varieties, including everything from the old paternalistic traditionalism to an emerging capitalistic and urban trend. The Labour Party, meanwhile, has its own factionalist tendencies, ranging from a far-left trotskyist strand to a democratic socialist position. Whereas the success of the Conservative Party may rely on financiers, the Labour Party will depend on the ever-increasingly powerful Trade Unions.


A typical Tory MP (left). A typical Labour MP (right).
There are also two minor parties, the Liberal Party and the Liberal National Party. The Liberal Party is a classical liberal party, with growing elements of social liberalism and centrism as its primary tenants. The Liberal National Party, a close ally and electoral partner of the Conservative Party, is a liberal conservative and national liberal party that is slowly becoming an integrated part of the Conservative faction. For simplicity’s sake, I will include the names and ideologies of the other very-minor parties with elected representation.


A typical Liberal.
Minor Parties:
  • Common Wealth Party (Socialist)
  • Communist Party of Great Britain (Communist)
  • Nationalist Party (Irish Nationalism)
  • Scottish National Party (Scottish Nationalism)
  • Plaid Cymru (Welsh Nationalism)
  • Independent Conservatives, Labour(s), and Independent Liberals
Players may participate in any of the described parties, and (should they please) create new parties. Beware, however, that parties outside the major two parties and minor two parties will likely be wiped away into insignificance unless they can gain a quick foothold. There are certainly consequences of being unseated…

Chapter 3: The Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and the Opposition
The Prime Minister is the United Kingdom’s Head of Government and typically the leader of the dominant party. He is the policy maker and the envy of all political ambitions. In order to perform his duty, the Prime Minister must appoint a cabinet consisting of MPs, to occupy the major civil departments. The cabinet has four major appointed positions, Chancellor of the Exchequer (money affairs), Foreign Secretary (diplomacy), Home Secretary (security), and Secretary of State for Defense (war). In ABE, Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition is the primary collective intended to hold the government to account. As of 1945, there are no opposition positions to shadow the cabinet ministers, although the Leader of the Opposition is to be considered an all-powerful inquisitor. The leader of the largest party not in power is to be considered the Leader of the Opposition.

The player who occupies the Leader of the Opposition is entitled to ask four questions to the Prime Minister each week as part of Prime Minister’s Questions -- four questions to which the PM must respond. Three other players, each week, two from the major parties and one from the dominant minor party, will also be allowed to ask a mandatory-response question to the Prime Minister. All players may inquire to cabinet ministers, who are strongly advised to respond. For my own sanity, I won’t make it a rule for them to respond. Unless of course, I decide to delegate Speaker of the House to a player…

...oh, all members of Parliament must refer to other MPs as the “Honourable Gentlemen/Lady/Member for X constituency” when in Parliamentary discourse. Former ministers, ministers, and the Leader of the Opposition are referred to as the “Rt. Hon Gentlemen/Lady/Member for X constituency,” or (if they are an active minister), by their occupation. For example: “Will the Chancellor inform...” If you really want to be posh, open all statements in the House with “Mr. Speaker.”

Chapter 5: In Game Electoral System (and a brief note on Opinion Polls and Safe Seats)
As the UK is a first-past-the-post parliamentary system, we will deploy a simple equation that will empower the larger parties and prefer majority governments. If we are to assume that every player gets a numerical political power value of 1 (discussed below), the distribution will be as follows:

(following is courtesy of Tommy4ever)


However, not all players will get a PP value of 1, excluding the first election cycle. Afterwards, accomplishments and failures, bonuses and penalties, will all add up to affect that number in an indeterminable way for you to guess.

The government will also have to deal with public opinion, a mechanism that is dependent on several IG factors, all of which are a mystery to you. Low public opinion will add a penalty in election time, while high public opinion will provide a boost.

I will, however, independently publish inaccurate opinion polls. This doesn’t mean that they are wrong, it simply means that they are variable and should not be interpreted as fact.

Election cycle will work as follows:

Regular Parliamentary Session → Possible Leadership Elections During Session → Dissolution of Parliament → General Election → Possible Post-Election Leadership Elections.

At the beginning of the game, no constituency seat is to be considered “safe.” If you are lucky enough, and over time, win repeated elections, the chances of retaining your seat will increase.

Chapter 4: Occupations, Political Power, and Orders
Political Power in ABE is NOT part of the Occupation System and is considered (generally) on an individual basis. The notable exception is the ‘other’ occupation, which does incur a small penalty for the possible insignificance of your profession. The other exception is when certain professions are enjoying the unrestrained support of the government. So, for example, Maggie T’s government would have given a boost to the businessman's PP. All players start with a PP of 1. After that penalties and bonuses, which are judged either on the quality of your participation/IC or the success of your orders, alter the PP ratio with penalties and bonuses. Most bonuses/penalties will be named and visible to the player, although a rare few will remain secret to me.

So who, young lad, shall you be in this United Kingdom? That is a matter dependent on your occupation. In ABE, I encourage all non-political players to specify whatever they are in their biography (so, an accountant for example) and then categorize them under the provided occupations (which would be Businessmen, in this example.) A colonial administrator would be a bureaucrat, a farmer would be an “other,” an admiral would be a militarist, etc. My ultimate goal is to provide as much subjective freedom as possible to the player, while simultaneously keeping things organized. If you want to do something such as expand a union or build a private business, send me a PM or tell me over IRC and we’ll determine the success. That is called AN ORDER. So, let's go piece by piece and dissect each occupation.

Politician:
Politician is the recommended, although certainly not mandatory, occupation for ABE. Politicians will have access to IG changes, everything from expenditure, business regulation, to the army, and will have the disposal of policy, that is, if you’re in the government. NOTE: Politicians include landed members of the House of Lords.

Businessman:
Congrats, you’re a posh bastard who wants to make some money. No matter if you start as a wealthy man or as broke try-hard, your success depends on a variety of factors. Among these are tax rates, industrial scores, and tariffs. Some of these rise and fall with time. For example, while the Empire may be good for you now, the EU may be better for you later. Or maybe, the former is better off gone, as you can go off and make post-colonial strife with industrial deals, or maybe the latter is better off gone, because, well the EU sucks, right? So, never turn a blind eye to all that politicking -- it affects you. I’ll be publishing money statistics over a determined period of time. Oh, and strikes -- those are usually bad for business.

Union Leaders:
If you want to help the plight of the poor, reject the elitism of Parliament, and spread your evil leftism, than this is the occupation for you. As a Union Leader, you can unionize businesses, enlarge your union, and strike against the capitalist pig-dogs. All of these you can do with a simple order, but beware, this is a monied-world, and failure may be the end of your career and clout over politics.

Bureaucrats:
The Civil Service is the lifeblood of government -- a place where all policy meets the middle man. Perhaps the grandiose lanes of Whitehall or the secretive passages of the Secret Service are the locales of your calling? Or are the grand colonial palaces your preferred residence? Wherever you may reside, bureaucrats can speed up enacted policy legislation, and provide expertise that politicians cannot access, making these magistrates valuable allies. As a man of governmental responsibility, administrative spending is always to be considered the holy grail of your existence. And beware of radicalism in the upper echelons -- the civil service doesn’t like that.

Militarists:
The British Armed Forces have just emerged from the war like triumphant defenders on a scale unmatched by even divinities. But can the armed forces preserve themselves as a force to be reckoned with? The impending threat of massive downsizing and martial cuts now threatens the integrity of the victorious army -- shall you stave off the governmental encroachments? Militarists in ABE are loyal servants of the crown, and will wage war for the glory of the Empire, or face embarrassment and mockery at home. Any defeat in ABE has consequences for all IG generals, as does every triumph. So, go forth, and conquer the seas.

Other:
Should you wish to be a profession not included in this description, everything from a priest to a colonial settler, this is the space for it. If you want some variety of stats to accompany your profession, please inform me and I will happily consider the request.

Once again, these occupations are not meant as constricting structures, but rather, for some unusual PP mechanics and for my own convenience. There are also several "special powers" to each occupation, which are described above.

Chapter 5: The Empire/Reform
In 1945, the British Empire is the largest demesne in the world, expanding over millions of peoples and millions of miles. But the Empire is crumbling under the economic weight of two world wars and the burden of management, and players will have to confront the burgeoning reality that the fight to retain the Empire will not be an easy one. The colonies provides resources, tax revenue, etc for the Empire, but it is also a place of conflict and gathering strife. NWO events will force politicians to confront the realities of Empire, whether it is worth fighting for, or letting slip away.

Unless something silly starts happening in game, regular Victoria II rules about mil, con, and reform/counter-reform will apply. If need be, I’ll mod. Public opinion will also have an invisible consequence on elections and voting.

Chapter 6: Miscellaneous (and a note on historical characters)
I’m quoting ThunderHawk3 again, for his rather eloquent final statement:

“Godmoding” or “making stuff happen” is against the rules in. You cannot declare something to have happened and expect it to occur in-game - for example, you cannot say there are riots in London and expect there to be riots in London.

You also can’t appropriate anyone else’s character without their consent. You may not kill a character that is not your own, though I explicitly reserve the right to kill any character for any reason.

No campaigning outside this thread.

Only human characters, please.

I also reserve right of veto.

Remember to bold your votes.

A NOTE: I have decided that historical players will not be accessible to players. For the first electoral cycle, certain historical players will be present as leaders of their parties, until IG players accumulate enough experience for the next round of elections. Afterwards, we shall banish historical characters from our created timeline and rely on the actions of players to fill all roles. This, of course, excludes the most Royal family.

 
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Robert MacAlastair (b. 1909) - Liberal politician and activist. ((sealy300))
John Brown (b. 1909) - A London investment banker of wealthy background. ((mrlifeless))
George Whiterose (b. 1911) - Union Executive of the National Miners Union in Yorkshire. ((Luftwafer
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Roland Carpenter (b. 1910) - A prospective MP for Labour and a right-wing factionalist of the party. ((jeeshadow))
Johnny “Dungarees” Chips (b. 1900) - Tory candidate for Leeds North East. ((Jackbollda))

Lachlan Barclay (b. 1905) - A quite unremarkable Labour backbencher. ((Gen. Marshall))
Jeremy McCoy (b. 1933) - Tory MP for the Isle of Wight. ((naxhi24))
Stephen Harwick (b. 1929) - Labour MP for the Newport constituency. ((LatinKaiser))
Alistair Monaghan (b. 1907) - Bennite Labour MP for Glasgow North West. ((Scrapknight))
Talfryn Ryley (b. 1920) - Conservative MP for Monmouth and vocal proponent of green conservatism. ((Firehound15))
John Epping (b. 1930) - Labour MP and leftist for the constituency of Redcar. ((TheHatMan98))
David Thornbloom (b. 1921) - Conservative MP for Salisbury and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1964-1966). ((TJDS))
Arthur Weslington Burr-Hewitt (b. 1933) - Noted essayist and satirist for the New Statesmen and Private Eye. ((Dadarian))
Lochlan Gavin Fitzpatrick (b. 1919) - Ulster Unionist MP for South Antrim. ((Lochlan))
Josiah Anderson (b. 1939) - Labour MP for Dartford. ((Anuerin))
Clarence D. Abel (b. 1922) - Conservative MP for Beckenham. ((Qwerty7))
Seamus Allen (b. 1930) - Independent Republican and prominent member of the Irish Civil Rights movement. ((Plank of Wood))
Jacob Clarke Kirk (b. 1943) - Labour candidate for the upcoming election in 1969. ((Bioiron))
Timothy Blake (b. 1919) - Atlanticist Tory MP for Kensington South. ((Michaelangelo))
Scarlet Ethel Browne (b. 1934) - Social liberal 'progressive' intellect and Liberal MP for North Cornwall. ((EasternBloc))
Arthur Hornesby III (b. 1923) - Moderate Conservative MP for Hertford. ((Somberg))
George Kellaghan (b. 1925) - Former Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and Marrite MP. ((DenselyBlair))
Thomas Saxon (b. 1935) - Monday Club Conservative MP for Epping. ((Syriana))
Robert 'Robbie' Shearer (b. 1930) - St. Ives farmer and Liberal polition. ((Plonk of Wood))
Robert Anthony Hamilton (b. 1932) - Right-wing Labour MP for Oxford. ((Watercress))


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Robert "Bobby" Walsh (b. 1900) - Trade Union leader and communist agitator. ((naxhi24))
Sir Reginald Jeremy Gibbons, RVO, OL (b. 1898) - A most useless Tory backbencher (later Prime Minister). ((Dadarian))
George Dunlap (b. 1918) - Conservative MP for Windsor ((DutchGuy))
L. James "Jimmy" Owen, Jr (b. 1914) - A Welsh nationalist and proud Plaid Cymru candidate for the Anglesey constituency. ((Santander))
Johnathon "Johnny" Staines (b. 1899) - Press Secretary and Advisor to the Labour Party ((Plank of Wood))
Sir Ambrose Morgenstern, Bt (b. 1898) - Undersecretary to the High Commissioner for Palestine and a proud Zionist. He is rumored to be a member of the National Liberal Party. ((Ab Ovo))
Charles David Campbell (b. 1890) - National Liberal candidate for the Accrington constituency. ((CivandEUIII))
Ruaidrí Ó Sitheach (b. 1906) - Irish Nationalist and MP for the the National Party since 1935 ((Noco19))
John "Jack" Hornby (b. 1901) - A rear admiral in Her Majesty's Royal Navy. ((Harpsichord))
Richard Clay Caldwell (b. 1910) - Labour hopeful contesting Islington South. ((Qwerty7))
Sir Alistair Edgar Hyde, KBE, CH (b. 1902) - Chairman of Lewis, Philips & Hyde; Owner of The Sunday Times ((Maxwell500))
William Horace Hamilton (b. 1909) - Conservative academic, writer, and MP for Lewes. ((Watercress))
Robert Woodburn (b. 1906) - Conservative MP for Wallasey and war veteran. ((Jape))
Theodore Gunther Williamson (b. 1908) - Liberal candidate for Brighton and war veteran. ((liefwarrior))
John Aiken (b. 1912) - Scottish Lt. General and war veteran. ((Korona))

Edgar U. Tyrell (b. 1909) - A civil service bureaucrat and administrator with ambitions of a knighthood and a nice pension. Admirable, to say the least. ((Keinwyn))
Warwick Pike (b. 1899) - Founder and leader of the Populist Party. ((unwealdy))
Alfred Pressley, 2nd Earl of Scarsdale (b. 1894) - An intellectual, politician, and National Liberal peer of the House of Lords. ((Firehound15))
Maxwell Macpherson (b. 1900) - A Tory MP for the Bolton consistency. ((Michaelangelo))
Roland Carpenter (b. 1910) - A prospective MP for Labour and a right-wing factionalist of the party. ((jeeshadow))
Declan Reeve-Gallant (b. 1925) - Conservative politician. ((AvatarOfKhaine))
Mathew Rees (b. 1914) - Recently elected National Liberal MP for Denbigh and war veteran. ((LatinKaiser))
Willie Jennings (b. 1916) - A Communist MP firebrand and activist. ((Ticket Cookie))
Harold George Austen (b. ????) - White Rhodesian and member of theRhodesian SAS. ((Jack118))
Group Captain Richard Arthur Fleetwood VC GC DSO DFC AE (b. 1913) - Former airman and ace-killer in the RAF. ((Riccardo93))
Wynford Rhodri Abel Angus Percival Contravarius-Bailey-Courtenay, 14th Viscount of High Dylath-Lean (b. 1903) - Conservative peer and founder of the Force Brittania Club. ((Contravarius))
Parris Marr (b. 1918) - Labour politician, journalist, and writer. ((DensleyBlair))
Sylvia Leighton (b. 1911) - The Honourable Lady for Sutton and Cheam and Labourite. ((Syriana))
T. R. Jacobs (b. 1911) - Shadow Minister of Health and Conservative MP. ((Plank of Wood))
Alexander Cochrane (b. 1912) - Expelled Conservative MP for the Isle of Thanet. ((Qwerty7))
 
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Parliamentary Composition

Incumbent MPs

Conservative

Johnny “Dungarees” Chips (Leeds North East)
Jeremy McCoy (Wight)
Talfryn Ryley (Monmouth) - Prime Minister
David Thornbloom (Salisbury)
Lochlan Gavin Fitzpatrick UUP (South Antrim)
Clarence D. Abel (Beckenham)
Timothy Blake (Kensington South)
Arthur Hornesby III (Hertford)


Labour
Sylvia Leighton (Sutton and Cheam)
Lachlan Barclay (Falkirk)
Roland Carpenter - Leader of the Opposition
Stephen Harwick (Newport)
Alistair Monaghan (Glasgow North West)
John Epping (Redcar)
Josiah Anderson (Dartford)
J.C Kirk
George Kellaghan (York)


Liberal
Robert MacAlastair (Combined Scottish Universities)
Scarlet Ethel Browne (North Cornwall)


Communist - Common Wealth Party
Jarlath Connor (East London)

Iain Sutherland (Liverpool Walton)


Civil Service and Political Management

Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Giffard Mansfield - Operative for Section XI


Men of Considerable Means
John Brown
Brown Capital (Investment Bank)


Union Comrades

George Whiterose
Yorkshire Branch of the National Miner's Union
 
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General Publications
Walberswick - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
The Art of Patriotism in the Labour Movement - The Honourable Parris Marr, MP

The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (I) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
How Long Flies The Flag? - The Honourable Parris Marr, MP
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (II) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (III) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
A Crime Against The State - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
An India Plan - The Honourable Declan Reeve-Gallant, MP
Force Brittania on India - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
On India and Infantilisation - Johnathon Staines
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (V) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (Interlude) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
In The Age Of Goliath - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
To Make A Nation - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
Pilgrim's Progress (I) - The Honourable Warwick Pike, MP
Let Us Go Forward Together - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
The New Way - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
In Response To the Allegations of Mr. Staines - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
In Response to Mr. Scarsdale - Johnathon Staines
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (VI) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
Marvin's Misadventures in Toryland - William Parisius
A Brief Thought On Philosophy - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
Efficiency - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (VII) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
Communism in 1950 - Jarlath Connor
A Liberal Pledge to Scotland - Johnny Staines
What the Future brings - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
A Liberal Plan for Local Communities - Johnathon Staines
Plaid Cymru in 1950 - The Honourable Jimmy Owen, MP
Labour and the wider world: A Dialectic - The Honourable Parris Marr, MP
A Most Humble and Nominal Pitch to the Problems of Unproductive Colonies - Anonymous

The Contravarius Chronicles: Wacky Tales Of The Hard Right (VIII) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
On the Conservative Party - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
The Third Path - The Rt. Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Britain and the World - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
The Bulwark - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
On Ambush Journalism - The Rt. Honourable Sir Reginald J. Gibbons, MP
An Encounter with Parris Marr - The Times Literary Supplement

Why Scotland Slept - William MacDougal
On Unity And The Future - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
Vote Tory For An Identity Crisis - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, Editor of the New Statesmen
A Self-Confident Party - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
Parris Marr: A New Statesman - Times Literary Supplement
Two Sides of the Same Coin - The Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
Manifesto for a Humane Society - The New Statesmen (edited by Parris Marr)

Thoughts on Proposed Laws - John Brown
Commonwealth Critiques - John Brown
The Politics of Reform - The Rt.
Honourable Parris Marr, Editor of the New Statesmen
The World That May Never Be - The Honourable Talfryn Ryley, MP
An Afternoon with T.R Jacobs - Times Literary Supplement
McBee, MP, and the Leadership 'Change' - A.W. Burr-Hewitt.
Guardian Quotes The Chancellor - The Rt.
Honourable Stephen Harwick, MP
THE TRUTH ABOUT TORIES AND LABOUR - Anonymous Source in Daily Herald
The Rise of the New North - The Honourable John Reed, MP
Momentum -
Honourable Parris Marr, Editor of the New Statesmen
Outrage in an Era of Good Times - The New Statesmen (edited by Parris Marr)
An Unhappy Marriage - The Union as We Know It - The Honourable William MacDougal, MP
For a Safer and Stronger Briton - The Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
A Letter From the Editor - Goodbye From Parris Marr - Honourable
Parris Marr, Editor of the New Statesmen
Time Out with Parris Marr - Times Literary Supplement
Labour: The Complacent Friend of Crime - The Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP

Tory Foreign Policy? - The Rt. Honourable Roland Carpenter, MP
The Out-of-Touch Opposition - The Honourable William MacDougal, MP
It's Time for London - The Honourable Eric Reginald Lubbock, MP
The Industrial Theft Act - The Sun (owned by John Brown)
A Rallying Cry to Britons - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Liberal Candidates Enjoy "Jo-momentum" - The Guardian
Britain Needs Decisive Leadership From the Right - Daily Telegraph
Opinion in the Times - For the Tories - The Rt. Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
The Division of Labour - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP

Obituary for Sylvia Leighton - The Economist
The Case for Britain - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
(More) Thoughts on the Irish Question? - The Rt. Honourable John Epping, MP
The Liberal Way Backward - War - The Rt. Honourable J.C Kirk, MP
Modern Socialism - The Rt. Honourable George Kellaghan, MP
We must not yield to assassins' allies - The Honourable Thomas Saxon, MP
Revanche Impending - The Daily Telegraph
Laberal Economics - The Rt. Honourable Clarence Abel, Contributor to Daily Telegraph
Republican or Pervert? - The Rt. Honourable Thomas Saxon, MP
Going Against the Grain: The Talfyrn Ryley Story - The Rt. Honourable Clarence Abel, Contributor to Daily Telegraph


The AWBH Section - The Great Satirical Tradition

The Misadventures - Labour is led by the People - British People's Daily
McBee, MP, and the First Day - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (New Statesmen)
Farly McBee, MP, and the Newsmen (II) - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (New Statesmen)
Meet the New Prime Minister - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Meet the New Foreign Minister - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Parr the Tory - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Whiners Point Out Obvious - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Mary Back At It Again With Those Power Plays - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Who? Labour's New Leader? - British People's Daily
The Labour Leadership Process - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Roman Leadership Election Won By Mark Antony; What Could Possibly Go Wrong Now? - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Plain English? - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Labour labouring over labour's labours! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
A Small Apology by the Editor - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Britain in 50 Years - British People's Daily
The Birth of Modern Hagiography! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
I'm a Radical, You're a Radical, We all scream for Radicals! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Labour enjoys victory, Tories enjoy vacation - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
Comrade Ida at the Eye! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
The Man Behind Comrade IDA - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
The Liberal Party: Multiple Different Ways - Anonymous
Man Betrays Socialist Message, Becomes Peer! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
MPs Unable to Stop Discussing France During Election! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
The Battle of Belfast - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with Lochlan Fitzpatrick and Lorcan Callaghan
Mr. Commonwealth at the Eye! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with Roland Carpenter
Scottish Freedom (No, not that kind) - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with Robert McAlistair
The Red (Mc)Colt of the Labour Party - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with J.C Kirk
A Tory Thorn or Bloom? - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with David Thornbloom
One Term PM Whines That People Ignore Her! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
We Can't Think of a Clever Title so Have this Picture. - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with Arthur Hornesby
Pigs Will Fly - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
A Second Look at a Third Party - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with Robert McAlistair
The Battle of Belfast Part Two; Battle of (London)Derry! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye) - with Lochlan Fitzpatrick and Lorcan Callaghan
A Labourious Leak; Insiders discuss the Future of Britain! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)
"Ryley on the Rocks" Insiders Leak; Election his last stand! - A.W. Burr-Hewitt (Private Eye)



Speeches
For the Tories in 1945 - The Honourable Sir Reginald J. Gibbons, MP
For Labour in 1945 - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
A Labour Ghost Speech - Johnathon Staines
For Communists in East London - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Radio Address in Support of the National Liberal Party - Albert Presley, Earl of Scarsdale
For Labour in 1945 - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
For the Health Service - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
What we've done - George Whiterose
Looking ahead - Theodore Gunther Williamson
Response to Mr. Barclay (I) - The Honourable Sir Reginald J. Gibbons, MP
Response to Sir Gibbons (I) - The Honourable Horace Barclay, MP
Statement from the Minister of Education on India - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Response to Mr. Barclay (II) - The Honourable Sir Reginald J. Gibbons, MP
Lacking Foresight - The Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Response to Sir Gibbons (II) - The Honourable Horace Barclay, MP
Response to Mr. Barclay (III) - The Honourable Sir Reginald J. Gibbons, MP
On India - The Honourable William Horace Hamilton, MP
A Speech in Spring - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean
On the anti-carnal bill - The Rt. Honourable Richard Clay Caldwell, MP
Reply to Sir Gibbons - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
On Burma - The Rt. Honourable Richard Clay Caldwell, MP
On the BBC Television Service (Lord Scarsdale and Johnathon Staines) - Richard Dimbeldy
For Labour in 1949 - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Interview with the Education Secretary on Lord Scarsdale - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
On the Debate and the National Liberals - Johnathon Staines
For the CPGB in 1949 - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
For the Populists in 1949 - The Honourable Warwick Pike, MP

Speech to the Manchester Left - The Honourable Albert Lyons, MP
Protect your purity - The Honourable Johnny "Dungarees" Chips, MP
Challenge to Labour - The Honourable Sir Reginald J. Gibbons, MP
For the Alliance in 1949 - The Honourable Theodore Gunther Williamson, MP
Barclay For Labour in 1949 - The Honourable Horace Barclay, MP
For the Conservatives in 1949 - The Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Birmingham Speech in 1949 - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Pechkam Speech in 1949 - The Honourable Horace Barclay, MP
The Mumbling Colonel - Colonel Elon Harrison Presley
For the Conservatives in Scarborough and Whitby - The Honourable Lord Francis George Vane, MP
Third Annual NUM Meeting - George Whiterose
On Proportional Representation - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
To the Sutton Ladies' Conservation Council - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
NUM For Labour - George Whiterose
For the Tories in 1950 - The Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Speech at Plaza Theatre - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Speech to the Communist Party - The Executive Chairman of the CPGB
Speech to the Labour Party Congress - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
In reaction to the Tory bills - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Marr on the Pornography bill - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
Connor v Leighton (I) - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Connor v Leighton (II) - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Connor v Leighton (III) - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP

On Foreign Policy - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
In response to Mr. Connor - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
In response to Ms. Leighton - The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
On the White Paper - The Rt. Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Bennett on Education - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Bennett in Birmingham - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Plaid Cmyru at Llangefni - The Honourable Jimmy Owens, MP
Communism in Dagenham - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Concluding Remarks in the Presentation by Ms. Sylvia Leighton to the Royal Institute of International Affairs
- The Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
An Inaugural from the Prime Minister - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Secretary of State of Defense to NATO (London) - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Defense Minister in the Commons - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
On Defense and Lords Reform - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
The Zionist Conspiracy - The Honourable Alexander Cochrane, MP
Jacobs for the Tory Leadership - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
Soviet Commentary - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
In response to the Commentary - The Honourable Alexander Cochrane, MP

Response to Mr. Cochrane - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Response to Mr. Connor - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Response to the Minister - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Response to Mr. Connor (II) - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Response to the Minister (II) - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Conservative leadership debate - Conservative Party HQ
For the CPGB in 1959 - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
To the Miners - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP

Labour Lies - The Rt. Honourable T.J Jacobs, MP
Opening Remarks by Ms. Sylvia Leighton - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Tories to the Working Class: Labour’s Left You Behind - The Rt. Honourable Johnny Chips, MP
Response by Ms. Sylvia Leighton - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP

Response by Mr. Jacobs - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
The Prime Minister's Pre-Manifesto Speech - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Leighton on Conservative Manifesto - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Roland Carpenter on Electoral Foreign Affairs - The Rt. Honourable Roland Carpenter, MP
Mr McCoy on the Minimum Wage - The Honourable Jeremy McCoy, MP
Foriegn Secretary on Commonwealth Affairs - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Chipps on the Scarsdale Convention - The Rt. Honourable Johnny Chips, MP
Leighton (again) vs the Communists - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Connor (again) vs Labour - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
The Prime Minister vs the Communists - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP

Cochrane to the Foreign Secretary - The Honourable Alexander Cochrane, MP
In response to Mr. Cochrane - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Connor in response to the PM - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Tory Leader to the Foreign Secretary - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
Closing Remarks by the Prime Minister in Blackpool - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Leader of the Opposition on the Incumbent Government - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
Speech to the Friends of Israel Society - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
A Speech to the British Ecological Society - The Honourable Talfryn Ryley, MP
A Speech to the Constituents - The Rt. Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
In reply to Mr Jacobs on Israel - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Address to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Speech to the Constituents in Redcar - The Honourable John Epping, MP
Inagural Speech to the Christian Democratic Fellowship Convention - The Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
Fighting for the Future - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Carpenter on defense - The Rt. Honourable Roland Carpenter, MP
Carpenter to the Press - The Rt. Honourable Roland Carpenter, MP
PM's Speech at Clerkenwell Green - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Epping to his Comrades - The Honourable John Epping, MP
The Problem with Labour - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
Immorality - The Rt. Honourable Johnny Chips, MP
Great Britain in the Brave New World - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP

Thornbloom on the Economy - The Rt. Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
From the Opposition - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
The Prime Minister on the Sino-Indian Crisis - The Rt. Honourable T.R Jacobs, MP
In Reply to the Prime Minister - The Rt. Honourable Sylvia Leighton, MP
Thornbloom to the Opposition Leader - The Rt. Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
Chancellor's Inaugural Budget Speech - The Rt. Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
The new Labour leader to the PLP - The Rt. Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
The Chancellor on Industrial Democracy - The Rt. Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
Inagural Speech to the Commons - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
On Economic Justice - The Rt. Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
For the Communists in 1966 - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Speech to the People of Wales - The Rt. Honourable Talfyrn Ryley, MP
Foreign Secretary in Northern Ireland - The Rt. Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Speech to the Christian Democratic Fellowship - The Rt. Honourable David Thornbloom, MP
Socialism Abroad - The Rt. Honourable Roland Carpenter, MP
Address to Cambridge Constituency - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
Against Jacobs - The Honourable John Epping, MP
On the EEC - The Honourable Xander Cochrane, MP
Ryley Announces Tory Candidacy - The Rt. Honourable Talfyrn Ryley, MP
Marr on Crime & Punishment - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP
Timothy Blake on IDA - The Honourable Timothy Blake, MP
Lady Liberal on EEC - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Connor Against Everyone - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
Lady Liberal on IDA - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Prime Minister on IDA - The Rt. Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
Hornesby on Foreign Affairs - The Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Fitzpatrick against IDA - The Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
For the Conservatives in 1969 - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Who's on your side? - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
The Prime Minister for Labour in 1969 - The Rt. Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
Fitzpatrick in West Belfast - The Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
Lorcan Callaghan for Unity - Lorcan Callaghan

Hornesby in the Midlands - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Epping for Labour - The Rt. Honourable John Epping, MP
Kirk in North Cornwall - The Rt. Honourable J.C Kirk, MP
Speech in Hertford - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Kirk in Hampstead - The Rt. Honourable J.C Kirk, MP
UUP Speech in Belfast - The Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
The Prime Minister on the trail - The Rt. Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
Hornesby in Rochester - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP

Kent Speaking Tour - The Rt. Honourable Talfyrn Ryley, MP
UUP Speech in Mid-Ulster - The Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
Timothy Blake in Kingsington - The Honourable Timothy Blake, MP
Liberal Youth and Britain - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP

Callaghan for the SDLP - The Honourable Lorchan Callaghan, MP
Callaghan against the UUP - The Honourable Lorchan Callaghan, MP
Speech in Downpatrick - The Honourable
Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
Lady Liberal on the Economy - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Labour couldn't do it alone - The Rt. Honourable Talfyrn Ryley, MP

Speech of Resignation - The Rt. Honourable Alistair Monaghan, MP
Speech in Londonderry - The Rt. Honourable
Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
On Police Reform - The Rt. Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
In Response To the Criminal Reform - Lord Cameron
A New NI Policy - The Honourable Thomas Saxon, MP
Inaugural Leighton Lecture - The Rt. Honourable George Kellaghan, MP
In Response to Powell - The Honourable Lorchan Callaghan, MP
Opposition Blunders - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Chancellor's Budget Speech - The Rt. Honourable Clarence Abel, MP
In Response to Questions - The Rt. Honourable Clarence Abel, MP
Fitzpatrick at UUP Rally - The Rt. Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick,
MP
Hornesby in Hertford - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Lady Liberal and Jo Grimond in Cornwall - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Fitzpatrick in Cushendall - The Rt. Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick,
MP
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Callaghan in Belfast - The Honourable Lorchan Callaghan, MP
Fitzpatrick in South Anthrim - The Rt. Honourable Lochlan Fitzpatrick, MP
Lady Liberal in St. Ives - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Saxon in Hyde Park - The Rt. Honourable Thomas Saxon, MP

Callaghan in Londonderry - The Honourable Lorchan Callaghan, MP
Lady Liberal in Exeter - The Honourable Scarlet Browne, MP
Hornesby in Yorkshire - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Hornesby in Manchester - The Rt. Honourable Arthur Hornesby, MP
Labour Leader in Newcastle - The Rt. Honourable Roland Carpenter, MP



Memos

Memorandum to the Labour Party - Johnathon Staines
A Plea for Unity Among Brothers - Ruaidrí Ó Sitheach
Manifesto of the Populist Party - The Honourable Warwick Pike, MP
Internal Bulletin of the National Liberal Party - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
Report on the National Health Service - The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
Report on the Palestinian Mandate - Sir Ambrose Morgenstern, High Commissioner for Palestine
Labour Party Report into Public and Press Opinion in Regards to De-Militarization and Budgetary Affairs - Johnathon Staines
Proposals to reform the Education System The Rt. Honourable Dr. Arthur G. Bennett, MP
PLAN A - Alfred Pressley, Earl of Scarsdale
Against the Budget (1949) - The Honourable Matthew Rees, MP
Liberal Party Report into Support of Localism, Scottish Regionalism and their Election Consequences - Johnathon Staines
Labour Party Report on Lords Reform - Johnathon Staines
In Place of Strife: A Plan for Northern Ireland - The Rt. Honourable Parris Marr, MP

Conservative Leadership Questionnaire - Conservative Party HQ
New Socialism, New Ideas for Labour - The Rt. Honourable J.C Kirk, MP
The Liberal Way Forward - Peace - Liberal HQ
The Liberal Way Forward - Progress - Liberal HQ
The Liberal War Forward - Prosperity - Liberal HQ


Cartoons and Posters
Marvin Parr (I) - Viscount of High Dylath-Lean'
Socialism and its colors - Force Britannia Club (1949)
Three Heads Are Better Than One - LP-LNP-POP Alliance (1949)
Tory Fascism - Labour in Manchester (1949)
"Fight the Hydra with Old Clem!" - Labour Party Poster (1949)
Bring Him Home - Alliance Poster (1949)
I Invited It In - It's Name is Terror. - Force Brittania Club (1949)
Vote United Liberal - Alliance Poster (1949)
White Man's Burden - The Guardian
Labour and the Unions - Conservative Party HQ (1959)
Prosperity & Equality - Labour Party HQ (1959)
The West Misadventures #1 - British People's Daily (1959)
Your Vote Matters - Labour Party HQ(1963)
Protest the Housing Bill - Labour Party HQ
The Duopoly Coalition - Liberal Party HQ (1969)
Comrade Monaghan - Conservative Party HQ (1969)
Welsh Tree? Not for me! - Liberal Party HQ (1969)
The Ghost of Mr Jacob AND What Opposition? - Liberal Party HQ (1969)
The Trees - Labour Party HQ (1969)
Jo-Momentum - Liberal Party HQ (1969)
Labour couldn't do it alone - Conservative HQ (1969)
Who could've done it alone? - Liberal Party HQ (1969)
What have the Liberals done for Wales? - Conservative HQ (1969)
Unity is Renewal; Division is Decay - Labour Party HQ (1974)
We speak your language - Liberal Party HQ (1974)
Liberal vision for Britain - Conservative HQ (1974)


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The Burmese Trap - Colonel Elon Harrison Presley
The desire of Greek Cypriots, and the opposition of Turkish Cypriots - Lt. Colonel John Aiken
Ventures in Ceylon - Harold Austin
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Interview with Mr. Connor - The Honourable Jarlath Connor, MP
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BBC Interview with Mr. Macpherson - The Rt. Honourable Maxwell Macpherson, MP
Mr Jacobs with Mr Marr on the New Society - BBC 2
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Parris Marr


Picture taken in 1969.
William Parris Marr, Baron Marr of Blackfriars, PC CH FRS FRSL, (October 3 1918 – August 10 2020) was a British politician, journalist, writer and intelligence officer.


Early Life (1918–40)

Parris Marr was born in Holt, Norfolk, the eldest son of Robert William Marr and Rosa Edith (née Parris). His father worked for a local publishing company. Marr was educated at Gresham's School, to which he was admitted on a scholarship, before going up to read English at Queen's College, Cambridge in October 1937. Whilst at Cambridge in 1939, Marr joined the Communist Party of Great Britain, though resigned his membership after only a few months and instead joined the Labour Party in March 1940. He completed his degree, earning a first, in 1940.


During the Second World War (1940–45)

After leaving university, Marr enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals. Serving in the Royal Signals he met and befriended the author Kingsley Amis, who had also been a member of the Communist Party. The pair remained firm friends for life, despite shifting political views. Marr was transferred to the Intelligence Corps in 1943, having reached the rank of Captain. He worked predominantly with MI3, providing intelligence from within Europe, transferring to Morocco in 1944 where he provided intelligence from Marrakesh for MI6. He declined an offer to stay on in the intelligence directory after the war and left the army in 1945, having reached the rank of Major.



The Westminster Years (1945–59)

In the 1945 general election, Marr was invited to stand as the Labour candidate in the seat of York. He won as Clement Attlee's Labour Party gained power with a narrow majority of ten, defeating the Conservative incumbent Lord Irwin by over 4,000 votes. During the election campaign, Marr came to some national attention due to an article published in the New Statesman in which he argued for an end to the perceived monopoly on patriotism held by the Conservatives.

After the election, he was offered a job within the Treasury as a member of the team overseeing Labour's programme of nationalisation, but declined in order to remain on the backbenches. He continued to write for the New Statesman, in particular focussing on British imperial policy. His 1946 essay How Long Flies the Flag? brought his ‘democratic patriotism’ to national attention and found much sympathy from the rest of the Labour Party. When George Hall retired as Colonial Secretary in October that year, Attlee appointed Marr to the frontbench one day after his 28th birthday. Marr became the youngest cabinet minister since Pitt the Younger and the first of the 1945 intake of new MPs to achieve promotion to the frontbench.

As Colonial Secretary, Marr's primary achievement was the implementation of a two-state plan in Israel and the creation of a Palestinian state. Otherwise, the Attlee government's imperial policy was dominated by the gradual move towards full independence for India and the abortive creation of the Dominion of Burma, both overseen by Indian Secretary Lord Pethwick-Lawrence.

Marr successfully defended his seat in the 1949 general election, going against the national trend and increasing his majority to nearly 6,000 as Labour's support fell nationwide. He was helped in this by his constancy agent George Kellaghan, later prime minister between 1989 and 1995. He sat on the Opposition frontbench as shadow colonial secretary after winning election to the Shadow Cabinet at the Labour Party conference in 1949.

During this period, he began to cultivate a following amongst young, revisionist Labour MPs and party members. Notable acolytes include Denis Healey, briefly Marr's undersecretary at the Colonial Office after his election to Parliament in July 1949; Anthony Wedgewood Benn, his personal private secretary; and Tony Crosland, elected in 1950 and later Marr's parliamentary secretary. Marr proved a commanding rhetoritician speaking from the Opposition benches and, particularly after 1950, often attacked Eden's government for failing to confront reactionary elements within the Conservative Party, notably the Force Brittannia Club founded and led by Lord Dylath-Lean. He positioned himself as a liberal socialist and did much in his writings for the Manchester Guardian, the New Statesman and the Fabian Society.

After the 1950 general election, which saw Labour lose 124 seats and their worse result since 1931, Marr became shadow foreign secretary upon the election of A. G. Bennett as successor to Attlee, who had resigned in the election's aftermath. Marr's promotion was facilitated by the electoral defeat of Ernest Bevin, who lost his seat along with Herbert Morrison and Richard Caldwell, former president of the board of trade. Denis Healey was also defeated in his seat of Leeds West. To coincide with his new position on the Opposition frontbench, Marr was elected to the Fabian Society's International Bureau. He became its chairman in February 1952, a position he held until 1954. Marr was also elected to the Labour Party NEC, on which he sat until 1970.

As shadow foreign secretary, Marr coordinated the Labour response to issues including the creation of the Dominion of India, the Suez Crisis and British interventions in Iran and Communist Spain. Generally, he was able to successfully portray the Conservative government as having been unsuccessful in its foreign policy. In 1954, after prime minister Anthony Eden resigned on health grounds, Marr was vocal in the Commons in ensuring that his exit did not absolve the government of blame for their foreign policy. This contributed in part to the government's heavy defeat in the general election that April, where new leader Sir Reginald Gibbons was unable to prevent the party losing 172 seats. Marr was appointed foreign secretary in new prime minister Arthur Bennett's government.

As foreign secretary, Marr faced numerous challenges as the Cold War began to heat up. His tenure coincided with a forced shift in British policy from focusing on the Commonwealth to focusing on the rising tensions between the Eastern and Western Blocs.

Most controversial was the bilateral Anglo–American blockade of Communist Spain, which had been initially instituted by the Eden government in conjunction with President Alben Barkley. Marr took action in conjunction with defence secretary Sylvia Leighton early on to withdraw Royal Navy ships from the blockade, which resulted in a cooling of the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US. In 1956, in an effort to save face with the Americans, Marr and Bennett travelled to Washington to meet with members of President Barkley's government. The talks were blighted by the poor personal relationship between the President and the Prime Minister, resulting only in America demanding Britain repay her outstanding wartime loans as a ‘gesture of solidarity’ against the Soviets, especially after their invasion of Hungary. In the second volume of his autobiography, The Westminster Years, Marr revealed that he had been angered by what he saw as American blackmailing of the British and also admitted that ‘[his] relationship with President Barkley, whilst better than Bennett's, was far from a warm rapport’.

Far smoother and friendlier were Marr's dealings with Barkley's successor and former vice-president Adlai Stevenson. Marr returned to Washington, alone, for a second series of talks in April 1958. With Stevenson's more Anglophillic government he concluded a set of agreements that at revolved around a renewed blockade of Spain, now with the support of NATO. Marr also masterminded an embargo on trade between Spain, Britain and the US. This embargo, which later opened up to include the Treaty of Paris nations, necessitated that the USSR support the Spanish economy themselves, a policy whose aim was to force the Soviets to concede Spanish neutrality and democracy in return for an end to sanctions.

Also during Marr's time at the Foreign Office, Britain joined the European Coal and Steal Community in 1956. This was a move controversial within the Labour Party as it notionally weakened the British mining industry, though was welcomed with equal enthusiasm from the Opposition as it was denounced by the far-left of the Labour Party. Strikes conducted by the NUM did little to sway popular opinion.

Ironically, Marr, whose early career had been so intertwined with the Commonwealth, was kept from Commonwealth issues by the Cold War, with two noteworthy exceptions. The first was the rise of the People's Progressive Party in Guiana, whose purported communist links spooked Washington. The second was the publishing of a white paper, written by Marr, addressing the issue of British rule in Cyprus. In the paper, Marr dismissed the idea of political union with either Greece or Turkey in favour of self-government as a British dominion, followed by full independence.


The New Statesman and Career in Media (1959–1966)

Having been anxious that Bennett dissolve Parliament in May 1958 and call and election for that June, Marr was left disappointed when the government ultimately saw out its mandate and went to the country in March 1959. Famously disdainful of long and bitter campaigns, Marr surprised many by declining to stand for re-election in 1959 to instead take up the position of editor of the New Statesman, which had been vacant since the retirement of Kingsley Martin the year before. Marr had been a writer for the publication since 1945 and his appointment was popular amongst staff, although Martin, previously a Soviet apologist, was notably unenthusiastic about being succeeded by someone who viewed the Soviets so differently.

Marr made an immediate impact as editor, repositioning the New Statesman as a socially radical publication that was instrumental in the development of the New Left in Britain. The shift from the magazine's previous position as a traditional socialist journal was cemented in a special issue published in the first week of 1960, titled “Manifesto for A Humane Society”. The “Manifesto” was hugely influential and proved the New Statesman's most successful issue to date, selling over fifty-thousand copies. It contained essays on a range of issues by leading figures in British society, including Kenneth Tynan and Bertrand Russell, presenting the case for reforms such as the legalisation of homosexuality and the abolition of theatre censorship. The following year, on the first anniversary of its publication, the “Manifesto” was published in an updated paperback edition by Penguin, in whose defence Marr had appeared as a witness during the Lady Chatterley trial.

Following its early success, Marr's New Statesman became a centre of the ‘Swinging London’ scene of the early 1960s. Tellingly, the terms ‘New Consensus’ and ‘Bright Society’ were first used by the magazine (in the same article by J. B. Priestley) to describe the Labour-led Britain of the period. Marr was a key figure in this society and held a great influence over radical politics and modern culture. Marr also developed the magazine's literary and cultural pages, widening the Statesman's appeal. By 1963, the magazine's circulation had reached a record of 100,000 copies per week.

In 1961 Marr became the presenter of New Society, a BBC TV (and later BBC2) current affairs magazine programme notable for its discussion of controversial societal issues of the time. A popular and eloquent television figure, Marr helped to raise awareness of issues including the legalisation of homosexuality (achieved in 1964), opposition to capital punishment and theatre censorship during his time on the programme. He stepped down after five series in 1966 and was succeeded by Jonathan Miller, previously of Beyond the Fringe.

Marr also announced in 1966 his intention to stand down as editor of the New Statesman before the end of the year, after the publication in September of special issue “Outrage in an Era of Good Times”. “Outrage”, like the “Manifesto” before it, was a collection of essays by noted academics, politicians and literary and media figures whose aim was to highlight the societal problems in Britain that had been overlooked in the aftermath of the election to power of Ted Jacobs' Conservative government in 1964. Unlike the “Manifesto”, however, “Outrage” also sought to capture a wider sentiment of Britain at the time by including literary extracts and other pieces of cultural criticism from contributors such as Kingsley Amis, Ian Nairn and Bernadine Bishop, whose essay “Neurasthenia and the British Mind in the Twentieth Century” has been cited frequently by social historians as summarising astutely the worries of the average British citizen against a background of the country's decline in global stature. Partly as a result of the essay, which impressed him greatly, Marr attempted to persuade Bishop to succeed him as editor, though she declined citing her young family. Marr was instead succeeded by author and academic Anthony Burgess, formerly literary editor at the magazine.


Return to Westminster (1966–1979)

Prior to resigning from the editorship of New Statesman, Marr had been re-elected to the House of Commons in September in a by-election in Cambridge caused by the premature death of sitting Labour MP Robert Davies. Upon his return to the Commons, Marr was elected to the shadow cabinet and appointed Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Shadow Home Secretary by leader Alistair Monaghan, previously deputy to Sylvia Leighton elected as her successor after she was forced to retire due to illness. Cambridge had been a notorious marginal seat, although Marr managed to win a majority of over twelve-hundred. At the general election in December, Marr slightly increased his majority only three months after having won it originally.

Following Alastair Monaghan's victory and the return to power of the Labour Party, albeit with an near-unworkable majority of two, Marr became Home Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons. As Home Secretary, Marr was responsible for liberal reforms such as the abolition of the death penalty and other forms of corporal punishment, as well as introducing legislation that made racial and sexual discrimination a civil offence. Meanwhile, Marr oversaw the enshrining in law of the defence of ‘artistic merit’ for literary work prosecuted as indecent. Having been the main influencer of Labour's social policy for a decade, Marr was frustrated in his efforts to enact further reform in education and security. Plans for the creation of a long-distance ‘open university’ and a top-down reorganisation of the police force were stifled by a need to respond to other events, notably the escalating situation in Northern Ireland. Marr presented a white paper on the need for reform in Northern Ireland to the Cabinet in 1967, which resulted in reluctant concessions by the Stormont government to demands made by the growing Catholic civil rights movement.

Elsewhere, Marr was frustrated by Monaghan's collectivist economic policy, of which he was at best a lukewarm supporter. Marr was uneasy about the Labour Party's leftward economic shift, feeling that the resulting controversy was detrimental in taking the focus away from areas like housing and education. Marr, along with a group of more modernising cabinet colleagues including Tony Crosland, Anthony Wedgewood Benn and Stephen Harwick, began to distance themselves from the Monaghanite ascendancy, though found little sympathy from the majority of backbenchers. By the end of the 1960s, the Marrites had been supplanted by the Monaghanites as the party leaders. Partly as a result of this, and partly out of a desire to oversee continued reform away from the economic arguments of the Commons, Marr was created a life peer and elected to the House of Lords in 1969. He was subsequently Labour leader in the Lords until his retirement after the completion of his first term in 1979.


After Politics, Later Life and Death (1979–2020)

• Director of Channel 4 (1982–1990)
• President of Queens’ College, Cambridge (1992–2000)


Personal Life and Family

In 1945, Marr married Cordelia Bonner (1921–2009), whom he had met at a Communist Party meeting at Cambridge before the war. Bonner was the daughter of Sir Ralph Bonner (1885–1967), an academic and civil servant from a Ukrainian Jewish family, and his wife Lady Agatha (1887–1963). Marr's own family were Anglo–Irish, though originally descended from the Scottish Clan Mar.

The couple had their first child, Evelyn William (known as ‘Eve’), in April 1946. Their second son, David Bonner, was born in July 1947 and daughter Ellen Rosa was born in April 1950.

Upon the dissolution of Parliament in 1969, Marr was created a life peer as Baron Marr, of Blackfriars in the County of Middlesex so as to allow him to stand for election to the newly-reformed House of Lords.
 
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Declan Reeve-Gallant was born in Herefordshire in 1925, the son of a middle class he grew up interested in politics. Studying at school history with an emphasis on the political and military and a deliberate dearth on the social side. Studying the Holy Roman Empire and the campaigns of Caeser, Alexander and Hannibal. He grew up engrossed in history and often spent much of his time reading general world history and learning more of the world and its culture everywhere. As a child he began to gravitate more and more towards the great man theory of history and looked for them and to them whenever possible.

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He returned home to Herefordshire and stood for MP there as a Conservative and Unionist(Conservative) candidate for the constituency.

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Name: Robert "Bobby" Walsh
Born: 1900
Profession: Union Leader
Constituency: Cornwall

Robert Walsh was born in Cornwall to an English father and a Breton mother. He attended school like most boys his age. In 1918, after he graduated high-school, he was drafted and sent off to France to fight in World War II. Afterwords, he was transferred to one of the volunteer units sent to Russia to help the white government stop the communist regime. Walsh however absorbed many communist ideas, and when he returned, he became a factory worker in Cornwall. His communist ideas grew as he became part of a local union in Cornwall, and eventually, Walsh would go on to join as one of the first members of the Communist Party of Great Britain. However, due to the lack of support for communism as the fear of Soviet aggression grips the nation, Walsh stayed out of politics, and decided to use his communist ideals where they belonged, in the workplace. He quickly took charge of his union, and planned to provide the workers with the chance to become stronger in Britain.
 
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How does the Businessman Occupation work? and is London good enough for a constituency? or do I have be more specific?
 

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On the far Left.​

Name: Robert MacAlastair
Born: 7th November, 1909.
Profession: Career Politician.
Constituency: Combined Scottish Universities
Background: Born in the fishing-town of Lossiemouth (Famous for the first Labour PM Ramsay MacDonald and its local RAF base) in the North East of Scotland, Robert went to Edinburgh University to study political science. He is well known in the student community for his prowess in the debating secioty and is a member of the Liberal party. One of his distinguishing characteristics is his support of a welfare state, but hate for the trade unions; which still puzzles many of his closest friends. Having won the seat for Scottish Universities in 1935, he has continued to hold his seat due to his close relations to the universities and frequent trips to the SU, of which he is well known for his 'political' gatherings.

((This is assuming we have had the election, if not, I will amend))
 
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How does the Businessman Occupation work? and is London good enough for a constituency? or do I have be more specific?
((Businessmen will recieve PP bonuses based on the successes of their financial orders, the wealth of the nation, and other factors explained in the rules. Feel free to be as creative with that as you please. As to the consistency, you would need to pick a specific 1945 London consistency, as there are many.))
 

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On the far Left.​

Name: Robert MacAlastair
Born: 7th November, 1919.
Profession: Career Politician.
Constituency: Combined Scottish Universities
Background: Born in the fishing-town of Lossiemouth (Famous for the first Labour PM Ramsay MacDonald and its local RAF base) in the North East of Scotland, Robert went to Edinburgh University to study political science during the war; and thus avoiding the draft. He is well known in the student community for his prowess in the debating secioty and is a member of the Liberal party. Having won the seat for the Scottish Universities, he arrives in Westminster a stranger to its world and facing changing times. One of his distinguishing characteristics is his support of a welfare state, but hate for the trade unions; which still puzzles many of his closest friends.

((This is assuming we have had the election, if not, I will amend))
((Election is not until July. We are currently in May.))