Parliament of Essexia

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Imperial Parliament of the Commonwealth of Essexia
3rd Parliament
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Type
Type
Unicameral
Houses1
History
FoundedJuly 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)
Leadership
Emperor
Emperor Terry
since 26 December 2017
First Minister
Leader of the Opposition
Structure
Seats11 MPs
Parliament of Essexia political groups
Commonwealth Government (6):
  Royalists: 2 seats
  LSC: 4 seats
Official Opposition (2):
  Old Guard: 2 seats
Other Opposition (3):
  Weeaboo Rights: 1 seat
  UG&N: 1 seat
  Shrek: 1 seat
  Independent: 0 seat

Elections
Parliament of Essexia voting system
Proportional Representation
Parliament of Essexia last election
1st March 2020
Parliament of Essexia next election
2021
Meeting place
De Jure: Les Paddocks, De Facto: Discord

The Essexian Parliament was created by Emperor Terry I of Essexia, based upon the Federal Senate of the revolutionaries of the Essexian Coup of September 16, based upon the Parliament of the Queendom of Essexia. The Parliament has the power to approve or veto bills made by other Lords, and is made up of representatives (or Lords) from constituencies in Essexia, who are elected by the constituents in irregular elections. There are currently 11 MPs in the Parliament.

History

The Essexian Parliament was created by Emperor Terry to try and represent the people whilst making life easier for the monarch as they don't have to micromanage everything, but can if the monarch wishes to.

The September 16 revolution saw most of the Parliament form the democratic Federation of Essexia, led by the National Conservative Party of Essexia. However, the Treaty of Chelmsford on September 19 put the Liberal Socialist and Cooperative Party in charge of the new Commonwealth of Essexia.

The 31 December 2018 saw the Parliament vote to restore an Absolute Monarchy, as had been the case during the Queendom of Essexia, thus establishing the Second Essexian Reich. However, at some point in early 2019, the Monarchy became Constitutional again.

After Earl Finn left the First Minister posistion on the 1st of January 2019, and Lord Chris joined the NatCons on the 8th, the LibSocs were thought to be disbanded. On the 8th of January 2019, Lord Chris stepped down as First Minister, leading to a subsequent Election. Earl Finn won as he had the backing of the Royalist Party, and Lord Jack decided to reform the NatCons in the Communist Party of Essexia (CPE). However, the Parliament thus decided to ban Communism, leading to the NatCons/CPE to reform once again into the Essexian Union of Fascists (EUF). On the 2nd of March 2019, Lord Finn admitted that the LibSocs were never officially dissolved and that he never left the party, and therefore controlled one seat.

During the 3rd of March Reforms, the Emperor's vote in the Parliament was removed, while he retained his right to veto proposals. The Royalist party also gained the ability to hold the position of First Minister.

On the 26 May 2019, then First Minister, Earl Finn, attempted to pass the Hawarden Reforms, an attempted plan to expand Essexian democracy, by placing into Essexian law that everyone over the age 14, who lived in the English county of Essex, could vote in Essexian elections and to create an abstract form of lower house for Essexia. The vote was rejected 5 against and 1 for. With the NatCons voting against it claiming that there would not be an election so it was not necessary, and the Royalists agreeing in principle but believing the timing was wrong.

The 27 May 2019 at 00:00 am saw the first non-Liberal Socialist and Cooperative Prime/First Minister, when Lord Jamie of Royalist Party replaced Earl Finn.

On the 3rd June 2019, the NatCons rebranded to become the Commonwealth Party of Essexia, retaining all of its previous beliefs but adding a focus on Expansion and the Emperor's Power.

The Emperor and FM Lord Jacob declared the Second Military Council on the 4th January 2020, but this was ended the following evening.

On the evening of the 14th February 2020, at 20:00, the Giraffe Concordat went to parliament calling a no confidence vote in the government lead by the Rhino Alliance. The motion was immediately met with opposition from the government. Despite the motion receiving the necessary number of votes to proceed the Emperor refused to grant consent, this was as there the government stated that the vote did not follow the correct procedure. After much debate this was eventually settled as the Supreme Judge stated that it did not follow correct procedure. The Giraffe Concordat soon proposed a no confidence motion following correct procedure, where the motion passed and received royal approval, leading to Earl Finn's powers as First Minister being suspended, with Lord Jamie becoming acting First Minister, due to his role as Second Minister of Essexia. After the vote Lord Jamie, using his power as acting First Minister, announced that a general election would take place on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Following the events of the Raging Valentines just days prior, and the Grey Weekend over a month before, Emperor Terry allowed Earl Jack to form a ruling Government due to their majority control of the prorogued Parliament. The ruling Rhino Alliance graciously didn't raise opposition to this, as it was obvious this Giraffe Concordat government would be unable to make substantial change.

First Ministers of Essexia

The parties are as follows:       Liberal Socialist Party,       Royalist,       Old Guard.

Portrait Term in Office First Minister Party Government
ESX wiki Earl.JPG 19 April 2018
to
1 January 2019
257 days
Earl Finn* Liberal Socialist Hawarden Ministry
ChrisESX.jpg 1 January 2019
to
12 February 2019
42 days
Lord Chris Liberal Socialist Essexian Political Commonwealth I
ESX wiki Earl.JPG 12 February 2019
to
27 May 2019
104 days
Earl Finn Liberal Socialist Essexian Political Commonwealth II
JamieESX.jpg 27 May 2019
to
21 July 2019
57 days
Lord Jamie Royalist Mullings Ministry
Government suspended due to martial law
Essexia Jacob.png 30 July 2019
to
5 January 2020
159 days
Lord Jacob Old Guard Jacob Ministry
Government suspended due to martial law
ESX wiki Earl.JPG 5 January 2020
to
14 February 2020
43 days
Earl Finn Liberal Socialist/Rhino Alliance Rhino Ministry
JamieESX.jpg 14 February 2020
to
17 February 2020
3 days
Lord Jamie Royalist Transferral Government
Essexia Jack.png 17 February 2020
to
3 March 2020
15 days
Earl Jack Old Guard/Giraffe Concordat Interim Giraffe Government
JamieESX.jpg 3 March 2020
to
Present
Lord Jamie Royalist Rhino Ministry (3 March 2020 - 25 March 2020)

Giraffe Minister (25 March 2020 - Present)

*For Earl Finn's first term the role was known as Prime Minister and the senate had greater power as it was prior to the Monarchical Powers Act 2018.

Crown Ministries

Crown Ministries of the Parliament of Essexia
Ministry Minister Appointed
Chancellor of the Exchequer Nicolás Millán 26th March 2020
Interior Earl Jack of Molrams 26th March 2020
Foreign Affairs Earl Finn of Hawarden 26th March 2020
Defence Crown Minister Summers 29th July 2019
Justice Lord Jacob 22nd January 2020
Health Lord Alex 3rd March 2020
Education Lord Sam 26th March 2020
Media Princess Becky 3rd March 2020
Culture Lord Zarel 26th March 2020
Technology Lord Ben of Essexia 29th July 2019
Environment Lord Newton 3rd March 2020

Bills in Parliament

Bills put to vote in the Parliament of Essexia
Name of Bill Advocate Date Status Vote
LGBTQ+ Equality Act Lord Jamie 31/05/2019 Passed Ayes- 5

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Junior Ministries Act Earl Jack of Molrams 31/05/2019 Suspended Ayes- 2

Nays- 3

Abstains- 0

Treasury Act Lord Jacob 02/06/2019 Passed Ayes- 5

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Media Merger Act Earl Jack of Molrams 11/06/2019 Passed Ayes- 5

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Electoral Law Act Lord Matthew 07/07/2019 Passed Ayes- 7

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Provinces Act Earl Finn of Hawarden 07/07/2019 Passed Ayes- 7

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Treaty of Mutual Cooperation with Fifth Aenderian Republic Lord Matthew 14/07/2019 Passed but forestalled Ayes- 6

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Ministerial Reform Act Lord Jamie 16/07/2019 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 1

Abstains- 0

Code of Conduct Act Earl Finn of Hawarden 30/07/2019 Passed Ayes- 7

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Parliamentary Procedure Lord Matthew 30/07/2019 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Earldom Act Lord Jacob 14/09/2019 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Parliamentary Sessions Act Earl Finn of Hawarden 14/09/2019 Failed Ayes- 4

Nays- 6

Abstains- 0

Medical Corps Act Emperor Terry of Essexia (?) 14/09/2019 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Great Reform Act Lord Matthew 04/10/2019 Passed Ayes- 10

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Parliamentary Foreign Agenda Act/Hong Kong Support Act Earl Finn of Hawarden 15/10/2019 Withdrawn Ayes- 0

Nays- 5

Abstains- 0

Mandatory Vaccination Act (Amended) Earl Jack of Molrams 26/11/2019 Passed Ayes- 7 (8)

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Rename Act Lord Matthew 03/01/2020 Passed Ayes- 7 (9)

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Administration Recognition Act Earl Jack of Molrams 09/01/2020 Failed Ayes- 3

Nays- 2

Abstains- 3

Extended Decolonisation Act Earl Jack of Molrams 10/01/2020 Failed Ayes- 2

Nays- 6

Abstains- 0

Commendation Act Earl Jack of Molrams 15/01/2020 Passed Ayes- 5

Nays- 0

Abstains- 2

Judicial Establishment Act (Amended) Earl Jack of Molrams 07/02/2020 Passed Ayes- 9

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

First Amendment Earl Jack of Molrams 08/02/2020 Passed Ayes- 8

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

By-Election Act Lord Matthew 10/02/2020 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 0

Abstains- 1

Confidence Act Earl Jack of Molrams 14/02/2020 Passed but Void Ayes- 6

Nays- 1

Abstains- 0

Digital Yen Act Earl Jack of Molrams 03/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 8

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Funtime Referendum Act Earl Jack of Molrams 04/03/2020 Withdrawn Ayes- 3

Nays- 2

Abstains- 0

Funtime Referendum Act (Amended) Earl Jack of Molrams 04/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 0

Abstains- 1

Second Amendment Lord Matthew 05/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 8

Nays- 3

Abstains- 0

Colonial Trade Re-Establushment Act Lord Matthew 07/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 9

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Renewed Provinces Act Earl Finn of Hawarden 23/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 8

Nays- 0

Abstains- 1

Shenfield Autonomy Act Earl Finn of Hawarden 24/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 7

Nays- 2

Abstains- 0

Animal Rights Act Lord Matthew 25/03/2020 Passed Ayes- 6

Nays- 1

Abstains- 0

Citizenship Reform Act Earl Jack of Molrams 04/04/2020 Passed Ayes- 7

Nays- 0

Abstains- 2

Ship Classification Act Earl Jack of Molrams 08/04/2020 Passed Ayes- 7

Nays- 0

Abstains- 0

Total: 34 28 Passed


Diagrams and Logos

Old Guard (Dark Grey, 5 seats), Royalist (Pink, 3 Seats)*, LSC (Red, 2 Seats)*, Independent (Light Grey)*, Weeaboo Rights (Yellow, 1 seat).
Emperor has no seat but acts as speaker of the house
*Member of Rhino Alliance2 members of the Royalists joined the Old Guard during Raging Valentines, however inconsistencies with the law mean their current positions are vague; This will be resolved in the upcoming election.
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Trivia

  • Earl Finn holds the record for both the longest single term as First Minister (257 days) and the longest non-consecutive tenure as First Minister (361 days, not including his current term).
  • Lord Jacob holds the second longest tenure (159 days), and Lord Jamie holds the shortest (Just 3 days).
  • The role of First Minister was originally Prime Minister, this was altered as the power of the role was reduced and a new name was chosen to reflect this. However, much of the power of the role has since returned but the title of First Minister has stuck around.
  • Lord Jamie and Earl Jack are the only First Ministers to not have worn eyewear for their official portrait. However, it should be noted that Lord Chris' glasses were those of Earl Jack's, and Lord Jacob's were not prescription eyewear.