Cabinet of Mercia

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Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie Cabinet II
10th ministry of Mercia MercianFlag.png
Incumbent
Date formed 29 March 2017
People and organizations
Head of government Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie
Head of state His Lordship Karl I
No. of ministers 8
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
0
Total no. of ministers 9 (inc. Lord Temporal)
Member party Non-Partisan
Status in legislature Absolute by consent of the Lords
History
Legislature term(s) 29 March 2017 - Indefinitely (until further notice)
Previous Lord Executor Eden II Cabinet

The Mercian Parliament Cabinet is comprised of nobles of the Mercian Parliament House, as appointed by the Lord Temporal, to run the administrative regions alongside him. The term of the Mercian Parliament Cabinet is 4 months.

Click here to see a Roster of all Acts passed by the Mercian Parliament House.

1st Cabinet - Duke Kennedy

The Duke Kennedy Cabinet was the first of the Mercian Parliament cabinets. Formed before political parties, it had no such affiliation, although it had prominent Justinian Theodorists and the founder of Cassidyist Theodorism in its ranks.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Duke Kennedy None 1 February 2014 1 June 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs Marquis Cassidy None 16 March 2014 1 June 2014
Minister of the Interior Marquis Cassidy None 1 February 2014 1 June 2014
Minister of Transport and Communications His Lordship Richard I None 1 February 2014 1 June 2014
Minister of Defence Duke Lobao None 1 February 2014 1 June 2014
Synod Representative His Lordship Richard I None 1 February 2014 1 June 2014
Former ministers
Minister of Foreign Affairs Baron Williamson None 1 February 2014 16 March 2014

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the Kennedy Cabinet

  • 1st February Meeting:
Adopted an edited version of hymn 'Jerusalem' as Mercian national anthem.
  • 9th February Meeting:
Changed Mercian national anthem of 'Jerusalem' to Clyran national anthem.
Accepted the Archduchy of Loringia as separate administrative division under the Mercian Parliament House.
Archduke Karl Friedrich von Ravensburg appointed as Lord Temporal of Mercia.
Passed and ratified the 9th February Criminal Case Treaty between the Tsardom of Nolland and the Region of Clyro.
  • 16th March Meeting:
Leon Simpson had Baronetcy title stripped of him, and was dismissed from position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, both for inactivity.
Marquis Cassidy appointed to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Appointed three Chief Constables and one Deputy Chief Constable of the Clyran Constabulary Service.
Integration of Chappism in Clyro responded to with no action against it; Waistcoat Club Service founded by Decree of the Lord of Clyro.
Drug legalisation across the Würtige Empire discussed.

2nd Cabinet - Marquis Cassidy I

The first Cabinet where the Lord Temporal occupied a position outside of his executive duties, the Marquis Cassidy Cabinet introduced politicians from Mercia's diverse historical past and brought them back to prominence. Marquis Cassidy's first term saw expansive developments in a diplomatic foreign policy and a general restructuring and cementing of Mercian institutions, structures and entitlements. The first Cassidy Cabinet was, once again, a nonpartisan government.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Marquis Cassidy None 2 June 2014 1 October 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs Duke Lobao None 2 June 2014 1 October 2014
Minister of the Interior Lord Karl Friedrich von Ravensburg None 2 June 2014 1 October 2014
Minister of Transport and Communications Count Frisch None 2 June 2014 1 October 2014
Minister of Defence Earl Whyatt None 2nd June 2014 1 October 2014
Synod Representative His Lordship Richard I None 2nd June 2014 1 October 2014
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the Cassidy Cabinet

  • 22nd June Meeting:
Passed the 22nd June Standardisation Act into law in Clyro.
Decided against creating a Mercian Census after brief discussion.
  • 20th July Meeting:
Passed a Treaty of Diplomatic Recognition & Relation with the Daikoku Federation.
Passed a Treaty of Diplomatic recognition & Relation with the Free & Respected State of Ariana.
Passed the 20th July Nobility Act into law in Clyro.
Passed the 20th July Political Census Act into law across Mercia.
  • 27th July Meeting:
Passed a clause of non-interference & non-violence to be added to the Treaty of Diplomatic Recognition & Relation with the Daikoku Federation.
Passed the 27th July Criminal Offences Act into law in Clyro.
Decreed the landing of nobility in Clyro, as according to the 20th July Nobility Act.
  • 3rd August Meeting:
Passed a Treaty of Diplomatic Recognition & Relation with the Sorrenian Federation.
Accepted the Levaria Treaty as law.
  • 30th September Meeting:
Appointed Earl Crannis as Primary Delegate to the Grand Unified Micronational.
Passed the 22nd September Territorial Classification Act into law in Clyro.
Passed the 10th August Mercian Legal Professions Act into law across Mercia.

3rd Cabinet - Marquis Cassidy II

It was under Marquis Cassidy's second term as First Minister that many provisions for the transition to partisan democracy in Mercia were made, despite initial concerns. The 6th December 2014 Partisan Democracy Act is ultimately one of the lasting testaments of this term, alongside the promulgation of basic human rights laws and a proper legal precedent for the hierarchy of the nobility. Also of note is the law allowing for the creation of trade unions in Mercia.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Marquis Cassidy None 2nd October 2014 1st March 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs His Lordship Richard I None 2nd October 2014 1st March 2015
Minister of the Interior Lord Karl Friedrich von Ravensburg None 2nd October 2014 1st March 2015
Minister of Transport and Communications Earl Whyatt None 2nd October 2014 1st March 2015
Minister of Defence Duke Lobao None 2nd October 2014 1st March 2015
Synod Representative Baron Schriber None 2nd October 2014 1st March 2015
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the Second Cassidy Cabinet

2014

  • 12th October Meeting:
Voted for St Alban to become the Patron Saint of Mercia.
Decided against enshrining a partisan system in Mercia into law.
Passed the 17th August Rights of the Subject Bill.
Passed the 17th August Powers of the Nobility Bill.
  • 9th November Meeting:
Passed the 9th October absence at Trial Bill.
Revoked the citizenship and titles of a M. Harland-Hackenschmidt.
  • 14th December Meeting:
Passed the 7th November Trade Unions Bill.
Passed the 6th December Partisan Democracy Bill.
Discussed the creation of Political Parties.
Discussed further relations between the Würtige Empire and the Glorious Micronation of Uberquiesenberg.

2015

  • 18th January Meeting:
Agreed on the amendment of the 6th December 2014 Partisan Democracy Bill by the Lords.
Passed the 26th December 2014 Ministerial Capacity Bill.
Rejected the 26th December 2014 Salic Law Bill.
Rejected the undated Non-Noble Peerage Bill, pending amendment.
Passed the 23rd December 2014 Abroad Territories Bill.
Discussed the potential merger of Regal Telecommunications with the Consolidated Network of the Tsardom of Nolland to create media for the entire Würtige Empire.

Interim - Absolute Rule by the Lords

As laid out by the 6th December 2014 Partisan Democracy Act, after the end of Marquis Cassidy's second term there was two months where Mercia was ruled absolutely by the Diarchy. Further provisions were made for the onset of representative democracy in this time, such as the reform of government ministries and enshrining the government's cabinet into law.

Decrees passed through the Mercian Parliament House during the Absolute Rule

  • 12th February 2015 Decree - Amended the 6th December 2014 Partisan Democracy Act after a majority of support from former Parliamentarians.
  • 20th February 2015 Decree - Passed the 20th February 2015 Government Ministries Act into law.
  • 26th March 2015 Decree - Passed the 26th March 2015 Allocation of the Electorate Act into law.

4th Cabinet - Baron Ó Cathail I

The Baron Ó Cathail Cabinet was the first such cabinet to emerge after a democratic and partisan election took place in Mercia, where Baron Ó Cathail's own National Liberal Party won six of the eleven seats available. The Ó Cathail Cabinet was also the first Mercian Cabinet appointed by the First Minister himself instead of by the Lords. Over the course of the government's five month tenure, New Israel was relinquished as a territory of Mercia, the civil service was expanded and reformed, and diplomatic ties were formalised with several nations. Baron Ó Cathail became directly accountable through First Minister's Questions, making that term of Parliament the first with a dedicated question time. It was also the first Parliament with an official opposition, in the form of the Humanist People's Alliance, who formed a shadow cabinet and proposed several bills, most of which passed thanks to Baron Ó Cathail's support for cross-party co-operation.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Baron Ó Cathail National Liberal Party 1 June 2015 4 October 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs His Lordship Richard I National Liberal Party 1 June 2015 4 October 2015
Minister of Charity & Commerce Baron Billbrough National Liberal Party 1 June 2015 4 October 2015
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Marquis Cassidy None (Crossbench) 1 June 2015 4 October 2015
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Count Lawton National Liberal Party 1 June 2015 4 October 2015
Synod Representative Count Lawton National Liberal Party 1 June 2015 4 October 2015
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the First Ó Cathail Cabinet

  • 21st June Meeting
Passed the 15th June Status of New Israel Bill
Initiated voting on the 6th June 2015 Proposed Christian Delegation Referendum Bill.
  • 5th July Meeting
First Ministers' Questions on the government's reasons for opposing the 6th June 2015 Proposed Christian Delegation Referendum Bill.
Initiated voting on the 28th June 2015 Agricultural Gorsedh Bill.
Initiated voting on the 27th June 2015 Copyright Bill.
Failed the 6th June 2015 Proposed Christian Delegation Referendum Bill.
  • 12th July Meeting
Initiated voting on the 10th July 2015 Noble Estates Bill.
Initiated voting on the 10th July 2015 Right of Petition Bill.
Passed the 28th June 2015 Agricultural Gorsedh Act.
Passed the 27th June Copyright Bill.
  • 19th July Meeting
First Ministers' Questions on the Mercian Christian Church' Communion with the Church of Rudno and the role of the Mercian Christian Church in Mercian government.
Passed the 10th July 2015 Noble Estates Act.
Passed the 10th July 2015 Right of Petition Act.
Mutually agreed that Gorsedh leaders were to be from hereonin named 'Brehons'.
Passed the 3rd June 2015 Role and Powers of Gorsedhs Bill.
Passed Treaty of Mutual Recognition and Bilateral Diplomatic Relations between Mercia and Sirocco.
Passed Treaty of Mutual Recognition and Bilateral Diplomatic Relations between Mercia and Nolland.
  • 2nd August Meeting
First Ministers' Questions on gender balance.
Passed the 3rd Edition of the Würtige New State Joining Treaty in Mercia.
Passed the 20th July Educational Gorsedh Bill.
Passed the 24th July Secular Marriage Bill.
Passed the 24th July Christian Marriage Bill.
  • 6th September Meeting
Passed the 25th August Voting Reform Bill.
First Minister's Questions on homelessness, land ownership and the next general election.

5th Cabinet - Baron Ó Cathail II

The National Liberal Party was re-elected with seven out of eleven seats in Parliament in the November 2015 election, after Parliament was dissolved in October by the Lords. This renewed Baron Ó Cathail's mandate, and allowed him to form another cabinet. The Baron Ó Cathail II Cabinet was the first cabinet in which all members were from one party, as the Convener of the Crossbenches, a neutral figure, had held the Culture portfolio in the last cabinet. It was the second cabinet to emerge from a democratic election.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Baron Ó Cathail National Liberal Party 20 November 2015 14 May 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs His Lordship Richard I National Liberal Party 20 November 2015 14 May 2016
Minister of Charity & Commerce Baron Williamson National Liberal Party 20 November 2015 14 May 2016
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Baron Churchill National Liberal Party 20 November 2015 14 May 2016
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Baron Williamson National Liberal Party 20 November 2015 14 May 2016
Synod Representative Count Lawton National Liberal Party 20 November 2015 14 May 2016
Former ministers
None

During this term, the government of Baron Ó Cathail replaced weekly meetings with a scheduled system where debates were assigned to certain days, culminating with FMQs on Sundays. Below is a timeline of the Baron Ó Cathail II Government.

  • 21 November: The 21 November Office of the Deputy First Minister Bill is presented to Parliament and is later passed, though the First Minister does not subsequently appoint his deputy.
  • 19 December: The Cabinet approves the appointment of the brehons of all gorsedhs.
  • 13 January: The Declaration of Sovereignty and Wurtige Referendum Bill is presented to Parliament for debate.
  • 17-24 January: Voting on the Declaration of Sovereignty and Wurtige Referendum Bill results in the bill's passing.
  • 12-14 February 2016: Referendum on Wurtige Empire membership. Campaign led by Baron Ó Cathail advocates an exit from the Empire, with 93% of voters supporting an exit.
  • March 2016: Petition to the Lords from all party leaders regarding amending the Partisan Democracy Act is submitted and later ratified.

6th Cabinet - Earl Eden I

Following the May 2016 election, a hung parliament emerged in Mercia, with the NLP losing their majority. Baron Ó Cathail resigned as NLP leader, and indicated his intention not to continue on as First Minister. On 21 May, Earl Eden narrowly won the vote for First Minister on a technicality, his party holding a minority of seats (triggering the Mercian Constitutional Crisis) in the opening session of Parliament. He announced his cabinet later the following week.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Earl Eden National Liberal Party 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Deputy First Minister Baron Churchill National Liberal Party 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Baron Ó Cathail National Liberal Party 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Minister of Charity & Commerce Viscount Linden National Liberal Party 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Baron Billbrough National Liberal Party 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Baron Churchill National Liberal Party 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Synod Representative Vacant Vacant 24 May 2016 28 May 2016
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the First Eden Cabinet

  • 21st May Meeting
Earl Eden elected First Minister after 5-4 win over Baron Whyatt
  • 28th May Meeting
Passed the 28th of May Speakership of the Mercian Parliament House Bill
Passed the 20th of May MP Inactivity Bill
Passed the 21st of May Outstanding Contribution to Mercia Prize Bill
Vote of No Confidence in Earl Eden.

7th Cabinet - Baron Whyatt I

Following Earl Eden's no confidence dismissal, Baron Whyatt was elected First Minister by majority of House Vote. The Baron's government is notable for having an extreme number of cabinet reshuffles, with 5 ministers either resigning or being moved to different ministries over the course of the term. The early successes of the government, which included the creation of a judicial convention and a bi-quarterly census, were gradually undermined by a resurgent National Liberal Party and by growing fractures between the People's Democratic Party and the Green Socialist Party, which led to the Vote of No Confidence in Baron Whyatt's Presidency on the 28th August.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Baron Whyatt People's Democratic Party 29 May 2016 1 September 2016
Deputy First Minister Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie Green-Socialist Party 13 August 2016 1 September 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Baron Greiner People's Democratic Party 13 August 2016 1 September 2016
Minister of Charity & Commerce Baron Harland People's Democratic Party 13 August 2016 1 September 2016
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Baron Wu People's Democratic Party 13 August 2016 1 September 2016
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Baron McFarlane People's Democratic Party 29 May 2016 1 September 2016
Synod Representative Bishop Draxe National Liberal Party 29 May 2016 1 September 2016
Minister of Education Count Frisch Crossbench 25 August 2016 1 September 2016
Former ministers
Minister of Foreign Affairs Earl McCarthy Social Democratic Party 29 May 2016 26 June 2016
Deputy First Minister Count Belcher Social Democratic Party 29 May 2016 13 August 2016
Synod Representative Baron Ó Cathail National Liberal Party 29 May 2016 13 August 2016
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Baron von Uberquie Green-Socialist Party 29 May 2016 13 August 2016
Minister of Charity & Commerce Baron Wu People's Democratic Party 29 May 2016 13 August 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Baron von Uberquie Green-Socialist Party 27 June 2016 13 August 2016

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the First Baron Whyatt Cabinet

  • 28th-29th May Meeting
Election of Baron Whyatt as First Minister
  • 5 June Meeting
Passed 5th of June Immigration Gorsedh Bill
  • 11 June Meeting
Passed 11th of June Parliament Overseer Bill
Passed 11th of June Census Bill
Passed 11th of June Immigration Criterion Bill
  • 18 June Meeting
Passed 11th of June Provincial Flags Referendum Bill
Passed 18th of June Languages Bill
  • 25 June Meeting
Passed 25th of June Immigration Gorsedh Bill (Amendment)
Passed 25th of June Judicial Convention Bill
  • 23 July Meeting
Passed 4th of July Rule of Law Bill
  • 13 August Meeting
Passed 13th of August Fixed Term Parliament Bill
Passed 13th of August Education Ministry Bill
  • 20 August Meeting
Passed GUM Delegation Bill
Passed Archival Gorsedh Bill
Passed Administrative Cleanup Bill
  • 28 August Meeting
Passed Mercian Economy Bill
Passed 26th of August Treaty of Uberquiesenberg Concession Bill
Passed Act Registration Bill
Vote of No Confidence in Baron Whyatt.

8th Cabinet - Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie I

Following Baron Whyatt's no confidence dismissal and the collapse of the People's Democratic Party, Palatine Viceroy Newton von Uberquie was elected First Minister by majority of House Vote, promising to bring back the spirit of cross-partisan cooperation that was a touchstone of the preceding Ó Cathail governments. To this end, the Palatine-Viceroy's Cabinet included MPs from the Green Socialists, the National Liberals and the United Future Party, which was formed by former People's Democratic MPs.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie Green-Socialist Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Deputy First Minister Baron McFarlane United Future Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign Affairs Count Frisch Crossbench 4 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Charity & Commerce Marquis Wagner National Liberal Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Baron Wu United Future Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Baron McFarlane United Future Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Finance Earl Eden National Liberal Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Minister of Education Patrician-Viceroy Twain National Liberal Party 4 September 2016 Incumbent
Synod Representative Bishop Draxe National Liberal Party 3 September 2016 Incumbent
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the First Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie Cabinet

  • 3rd September Meeting
Election of Palatine-Viceroy Newton von Uberquie as First Minister
Announcement of Cabinet Positions
Passed the Companies Bill
Passed the 2nd of September Treaty of Valdsland Concession Bill
Passed the 3rd of September Legislation Definitons Bill
Passed the 28th of August Treaty of Esse Concession Bil
Rejected the 20th of August First Minister’s Questions Regulations Act

9th Cabinet - Executor-Viceroy Eden II

Following the temporary cabinet of Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie, the Mercian September Election of 2016 returned the NLP to government with a 1 seat majority - matching the record for largest majority in the Mercian Parliament House. Executor-Viceroy Eden was thus appointed First Minister. However, circumstances during his term meant that inactivity once again became rife and little was achieved during his second tenure. Officially, however, his cabinet remained in office for a record 6 months due to this technicality and a failure for Mercia to organise free elections.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Earl Eden National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Deputy First Minister Patrician-Viceroy Twain National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Minister of Foreign Affairs His Lordship Richard I National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Minister of Charity & Commerce His Lordship Richard I National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Bishop Draxe National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Baron Campos National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Marquis Wagner National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Minister of Justice Baron Freayth National Liberal Party 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Synod Representative Vacant Vacant 1 October 2016 29 March 2017
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Parliament House under the Second Exectuor-Viceroy Eden Cabinet

Due to the nature of this term, meetings and their minutes cannot be accounted for.

10th Cabinet Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie II

After a 5 month period of inactivity in the Eden cabinet, the Mercian Lords opted to allow a non-democratic emergency government to form under the leadership of Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie in order to revive Mercian activity. Such cabinet was formed by von Uberquie retaining the measure of cross-partisanism present in his first cabinet.

Office Name Party In office since Term end
First Minister Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie Green-Socialist Party 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Deputy First Minister Patrician-Viceroy Twain National Liberal Party 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Foreign Affairs Lord Karl Friedrich von Ravensburg Independent Lord (None) 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Finance, Charity & Commerce Baron Whyatt Independent 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Culture, Sport & Media Relations Baroness Langford Green-Socialist Party 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Internal Affairs & Defence Count Belcher Independent 31 March 2017 Incumbent
Minister of Education Executor-Viceroy Eden National Liberal Party 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Minister without Portfolio Count Frisch National Liberal Party 31 March 2017 Incumbent
Synod Representative His Lordship Richard I National Liberal Party 29 March 2017 Incumbent
Former ministers
None

Meetings of the Mercian Cabinet under the Second Palatine-Viceroy von Uberquie Cabinet