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Newton von Uberquie
|Newton von Uberquie |
His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty, Newton, Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka, Legatian Emperor and King, Marquis of Middleham
|How Newton is commonly depicted|
3rd of September, 2016 - 1st of October, 2016
29th of March, 2017 - 6 January 2018
|Successor||Edward Nathaniel Manfred de Caville|
29th of August, 2016 - Incumbent
13th of August, 2016 - 3rd of September, 2016
15 June, 2018 - Incumbent
|Successor||HI&RH The Ervecysarich Stephen, Duke of Claret|
Palatine-Viceroy Newton von Uberquie (formerly Baron Callum Newton) is the former First Minister of Mercia, a musician, poet, novelist, playwright, cartographer, statesman and a former journalist. A founder and former-leader of the Humanist People's Alliance, Newton grounded himself in Mercian politics creating Secularised bills on the very Christian dominated country and is regarded as a radical reformer and opponent of the Lords. After resigining from his post as Leader of the HPA, after controversy from within his own party about radical agenda, he became a Independent politician. The HPA was disbanded soon after and formed into the People's Democratic Party. Newton is the General Secretary of the Green-Socialist Party.
Early Mercian Career
Newton stepped into Mercian politics in October 2014, as a foreign diplomat from Uberquiesenberg. He sought border negotiations with Mercia soon after his country had been created, of which he was Kaiser, to legitimise this country. Uberquiesenberg slowly became inactive over following months and eventually dissolved in late 2015. Newton slowly integrated into the Mercian Parliament House, becoming a more vocal MP after the passing of the Partisan Democracy Act which created an basis for an electoral system within Mercia. Newton founded the Humanist People's Alliance with the Baron Whyatt, a close friend and long standing MP in Mercia, in attempts to reform the more Christian based institutions within Mercia. His leadership of the party was met with acclaim and critcism from the opposition benches and from the newly formed National Liberal government, May 2015. He became Leader of the Opposition after winning four individual First Place votes in that general election, a record which has since been beaten.
Collapse of the HPA
Newton's leadership saw the creation of bills in Marriage and Copyright, as well as the instigation of the Mercian Education Gorsedh. However, Newton's radical agenda to stop religious symbols from being displayed publically was met with harsh criticism from the Mercian parliament, including his own party. Newton formally stepped down soon after this on the 24th of January, 2016. This prompted a short lived Leadership election in the HPA, electing Baron Whyatt. Newton later left the party to pursue candidacy as an Independent Green-Socialist, while the HPA reformed into the PDP.
On the 15th of May, 2016 - Newton was re-elected to Wibertsherne under his new Independent manifesto. Due to complications with voting rights and a delayed election, Newton had been criticised for the creation of a reactionary movement within Mercia, which slowly dissolved and the election was brought back on track. Circumstances in that election, due to NLP inactivity, caused Newton to join the Government Coalition later that day - along with People's Democratic and Social Democratic party members to oppose a fourth NLP term. On the 28th of May 2016, Baron von Uberquie successfully motioned a Vote of No Confidence in the Earl Eden's Premiership which resulted in the eventual election of Baron Whyatt as First Minister. Newton subsequently was appointed Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. On June 27th of the same year, Newton also became a joint minister under Foreign Affairs after the departure of Earl McCarthy. By this time, Newton aided the organisation of the post by-election PDP government, being promoted to Deputy First Minister, while also remaining critical of much of the practice conducted by the government.
On the 28th of August, Newton motioned a second Vote of No Confidence, this team in the premiership of Baron Whyatt. The vote was passed with a result of 7-5 for the motion and Baron Whyatt resigned as First Minister. Von Uberquie lead an Interim Government for the remainder of the week, until the official elections for First Minister were to begin on Saturday the 3rd. Newton appointed Earl Eden as Minister for Finance during this time, facilitating Mercia's movement to join the Micronational Economic Group. On Saturday the 3rd, Newton was uncontested in the elections for the new First Minister and subsequently became First Minister with a majority vote.
Viceroyal of Uberquiesenberg
Newton was appointed Palatine-Viceroy of Uberquiesenberg, a new Mercian colony, on the 29th of August.
Newton joined Abelden in early June 2017, and founded the Abeldane Social Ecology movement and Social Ecology Party in Abelden, in order to fill a left-wing void present after the June Federal Election. Shortly after its formation, SEPA was invited to support the governing coalition led by Vorsitzender Patrick Renwick, in which Newton served as Minister of Defence until the 19 of July and the abolition of the Ministry. In the Landgraviate of Satirno, Newton's home state, landed by Landgrave James, Newton was appointed Grave and later, on the 30 of June, von Uberquie was appointed the Marquis of Middleham.
Later, On 9 August 2017, in the midst of the campaign for the August 2017 federal election, the Labour Party and SEPA held talks to form a unified leftist party. The two parties agreed to form Abeldane Social Ecology - The Green Labour Party (ASE-GLP), which contested in the election with von Uberquie as a candidate for Vorsitzender. The August 2017 election resulted in a great success for ASE and Newton, who was elected to office with 48.28% of the first preference vote. Notably, Newton oversaw the merger of states during his term before resigning on 19 September 2017, citing personal reasons. Newton remained as Minsiter of Homeland and Geographical Affairs for the remainder of the ASE's Langford Ministry.
Later, on the 14 of Februrary, 2018, Newton was appointed as a Grand Prince of Abelden and is currently 2nd in line to the Abelden throne, behind HI&RM Nick Kaos. Newton also heads House von Uberquie.
With The Diarchy
- The Diarchy (2018)
- "Palace EP" (2018)
Foreign Honours and Titles
- Esse - Commander of the Essian Order - 24 of May, 2017
- Austenasia - Member of the Austenasian Order - 4 of June, 2017
- Shorewell - Knight of the Order of the Imperial Feathers - 5 of July, 2017
- Sabia and Verona - Companion of the Order of the Needle - 24 of August, 2017
- Abelden - Baron von Uberquie, Abeldane Empire - 6 of June, 2017
- Esse - Marquis of Kastile, Essian Commonwealth - 25 of June, 2017
- Satirno - Grave of Satirno, Satirno - 29 of June, 2017
- Abelden - Marquis of Middleham, Abeldane Empire - 30 of June, 2017
- Abelden - His Imperial and Royal Highness, Grand Prince of Abelden - 14 of February, 2018 - 15 June, 2018
- Alenshka - Prince of Alenshka - 14 of February, 2018 - 15 June, 2018
- Abelden - Ervecysarich of Abelden - 24 of March, 2018 - 15 June, 2018
- Abelden - Prince Regent of Abelden - 24 of March, 2018 - 15 June, 2018
- Abelden - Duke of Alexton - 24 of March, 2018
- Abelden - Emperor of Abelden - 15 June, 2018