|Earl Finn of Hawarden|
|Photo from December 2017|
2 July 2019
|Monarch||Emperor Terry of Essexia|
|First Minister||Lord Jamie of Essexia|
|Predecessor||Lord Jack of Essexia|
22 July 2018
25 July 2018
19 September 2018 – 1 January 2019
|Successor||Lord Chris of Essexia|
13 March 2019 – 27 May 2019
|Predecessor||Lord Chris of Essexia|
|Successor||Lord Jamie of Essexia|
26 December 2017
Maldon, United Kingdom
|Political party||Liberal Socialist|
|Occupation||Warden of the Royal Bank|
formerly First Minister
Rt. Hon. Earl Finn was First Minister of Essexia in the Commonwealth of Essexia, and is Warden of the Royal Bank of Essexia. Earl Finn is Earl of Hawarden which consists of west Danbury and owns 11 acres of land within the village of Danbury directly, making him the largest landowner in the Commonwealth.
He was hired as Warden of the Royal Bank for the RBE in July 2018, by, the then, King Terry.
On 25 July 2018 he founded the Liberal Socialist and Cooperative Party a centre-left social democratic party aiming to make Essexia a better place for the many and not the few, he was also appointed Senator for the Chelmer constituency in the, then, Essexian Senate. An interest has also been expressed in colonising Antarctica in the name of Essexia. On September 19, 2018, he became the leader of the Commonwealth of Essexia after the Treaty of Chelmsford established the Liberal Socialists as the ruling party, and helped re-establish the Essexian monarchy after the September Coup.
On December 31, 2018, Earl Finn resigned as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth due to the passing of the Monarchical Powers Act on the same day that granted the monarch almost absolute power with an advisory Parliament, however the Liberal Socialists remained in power, with an advisory Parliament, with Lord Chris assuming the role of First Minister on 1 January 2019. Following his resignation, in March 2019 Earl Finn assumed the role again, after Lord Chris was forced out after Chris upset the monarch.
Earl Finn left office for the second time on the 27th of May 2019, after announcing he would do so on the 24th. On the afternoon of the 26th, Lord Matthew, leader of the Royalist Party, announced that Finn's successor would be Lord Jamie of Essexia.
Since the 20th of June, Finn has been a member of the Discord of the Fifth Aenderian Republic as a private citizen of Essexia. Slightly less than a month later, on the 14 July 2019, Finn's request for Aenderian citizenship was approved. Making him one of two Essexians to hold dual micronational citizenship.
Earl Finn lead Essexia though, what was in theory, the most democratic time in Essexia as, even though the members of Parliament were appointed not elected, the Parliament had significantly more power than it does today, with the Parliament and the monarch being equals. Earl Finn's tenure as Prime Minister started with the September Coup, where he hoped to serve as guardian of the new Essexian Democracy. To try and achieve a stable democracy Earl Finn allied himself with the Royalist Party in Parliament to secure a majority. It is believed by some that the Royalists, under Lord Matthew, used the LSC to appear more democratic to the people, however this remains unconfirmed. Earl Finn's first term as Prime Minister is seen as success until the last day, where the Monarchical Powers Act 2018 was passed, where Earl Finn resigned from Prime Ministership in protest, as it undid much of the work done after the September Coup to increase in Parliamentary power.
Political Commonwealth I
Even though Earl Finn's Liberal Socialists were part of the Parliamentary Coalition with the Royalists, Earl Finn acted as a member of the opposition in this time, often voting against the government, lead by the LSC's own Lord Chris as First Minister. Although he did vote with the government in passing the Essexian Constitution of January 2019.
Political Commonwealth II
Lord Chris upset the monarch and due to the Monarchical Powers Act removed Chris from the role of First Minister, the King turned to Earl Finn become First Minister and he accepted. Throughout Earl Finn's second term as First Minister, it was clear that he was just the democratic figure head to the Royalist government and even as First Minister he would routinely vote against government bills as he was often bypassed in the decision making process. Eventually, it was agreed that Earl Finn would step down as First Minister on the 16th of June 2019. On the 24th of May Lord Matthew instructed Earl Finn that he would resign as First Minister now or be forced out, eventually they agreed Finn would go without a fight at 00:00 on the 27th of May 2019, and the Royalists would vote for any bills he proposed as First Minister. He proposed two bills as First Minister, the first being the Economic Regulations Act 2019, and the second being the Hawarden Reforms (which consisted of a series of acts and intended to reform the Parliament to become more democratic and fair). These bills were passed and rejected respectively, although the first was later ratified under the Mullings Ministry.
Opposition under Lord Jamie
Earl Finn's LSC originally started as the 3rd party under the Jamie Ministry, and although in opposition during the Danbury Conference he was a one of the two day members who reviewed the constitution. Earl Finn has worked with the government to pass the bills agreed on at the Danbury Conference but has stated that "being in opposition is far better than being Matthew's puppet". Earl Finn was the primary opposition to Jamie's actions during the the 27th of May Events
The 2019 Essexian Election
Even though the LSC did not win the 2019 Essexian general election he managed to secure his party as the official opposition in Essexia. Increasing their seats in parliament by 2 after the day was over, so the LSC had 3 seats in parliament. After the election LSC membership also greatly increased.
The Rt. Hon. Earl Finn designed the public Essexian Yen banknotes, helped create the RBE, and provides assistance to Emperor Terry and Lord Jack. He also designed the coat of arms of Essexia as well as the coat of arms for Emperor Terry. On the 10th of October 2018, Earl Finn founded Essexian Aeronautical and Space Technologies Laboratories (EAST), a science corporation with the objective of space exploration. Later that month on the 25th of October 2018 he founded the FAR Network.
Additionally, he was the First Minister of the Commonwealth of Essexia for two terms (serving as Essexia's only Prime Minister in his first term), and is Essexia's only First Minister of a minority. Earl Finn designed the logo and coat of arms of the Royal Bank of Essexia on the 31st of May 2019.
Earl Finn is well versed in worldwide history, politics, and general knowledge, and has a particular interest in the former African country of Rhodesia and his love for the American state of Michigan. He is also respected as a very British citizen.