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Chancellor (Austenasia)

The Chancellor of Austenasia is the member of Cabinet who is in charge of the Treasury of the Empire of Austenasia. The Chancellor is therefore responsible for the finances, government income, and national expenditure of Austenasia. Major decisions on the budget are made with a majority vote by the Monarch, Prime Minister and Chancellor.

Chancellor
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Appointer The Monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister

Under the 2008 Constitution, the Chancellor was elected by the other Representatives, but under the 2011 Constition is appointed by the Monarch, although the requirement to be a Representative remained up until the Second Amendment was passed in January 2018. The incumbent, since 20 March 2019, has been Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis.

List of Chancellors

Number Picture Name Political views Took office Left office Notes
1   HIH Crown Prince Jonathan Independent
(considered Monarchist)
8 Nov 2008 24 Dec 2011 Founder of Austenasia. Rose taxes to £2 a month from each Subject in order to combat the effect of the recession on government spending, and established an extra tax of 20p per month for every fossil-fuel powered vehicle owned. Re-elected as Chancellor by Cabinet on 1 January 2009, 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2011, and confirmed as Chancellor by the Monarch on 21 September 2011. Lost office after failing to be re-elected as Representative of Wrythe.
2   HIH Crown Princess Caroline Independent
(considered Social liberal)
24 Dec 2011 19 Nov 2013 Appointed to position of Chancellor by the Monarch. Implemented a system by which government ministries are obliged to keep accounts of their expenditure, and return a portion of any unused government grants to the Treasury at the end of each year.
3   HIM Emperor Jonathan I Theodorist Party
(before 20 February 2014)
19 Nov 2013 17 Oct 2014 Appointed himself Chancellor after being re-elected Representative of Wrythe. Oversaw the replacement of compulsory monthly taxes with a system of self-funding and voluntary donations.
4   HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia Independent
(considered Libertarian)
17 Oct 2014 8 Oct 2017 Appointed Chancellor by the Monarch after being elected Representative in the October 2014 local election.
5   Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis, Duchess of Bernardston Imperial Party 8 Oct 2017 29 Jan 2018 Appointed Chancellor by the Monarch in a Cabinet reshuffle. Resigned so as to better focus on other positions.
6   Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora Imperial Party 29 Jan 2018 20 Mar 2019 Appointed Chancellor by the Monarch; the first non-Representative to hold the position.
7   Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis, Duchess of Bernardston Imperial Party 20 Mar 2019 Incumbent Re-appointed to a second term as Chancellor by the Monarch.