First Timpson ministry
First Timpson ministry
|Date formed||2 July 2017|
|Date dissolved||10 September 2019|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||John Timpson|
|Member party||Conservative Party|
|Status in legislature||Majority|
|Opposition cabinet||Day shadow cabinet|
|Opposition party||Socialist Party of Baustralia|
|Opposition leader||Emily Day|
|Successor||Second Timpson ministry|
John Timpson formed the first Timpson ministry on 2 July 2017, after having been invited by King John to form the first government. The ministry, a Conservative majority government is the first ministry after the appointing of John Timpson, then Duke of Cascadia, as the 1st Prime Minister.
The ministry in 2017 consisted of John Timpson, 1st Duke of Cascadia as Prime Minister, Caleb Arthur as Minister of National Defence, Harrison Pickles as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emily Parker as Minister of Internal Affairs. The party went without much opposition as no party was granted the title of His Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition. This was a very limited government and weak government only passing two laws, the latter of which was drafted by the King.
There was only one opposition member, Emily Parker, and the government was strongly in need of a Minister of Internal Affairs and so Parker agreed to become a minister in the Conservative cabinet while staying a Liberal member.
The two acts that were passed are:
- 1 John 1 c. 1, Constitution Act
- 1 John 1 c. 2, National Symbols Act
During the ministry in 2018, the Party dropped to two members with John Timpson opting to drop his peerage in favour of his father and remain Prime Minister of Baustralia, however, Caleb Arthur decided to accept his barony and move to the House of Lords. Despite this, the Party managed to do quite well in Parliament and strike every item off of their agenda with Parliament passing 6 acts.
The ministry in 2019 consisted of many more members, reaching a maximum of 16 members at one point. This year for the ministry was very eventful, passing 60 acts of Parliament, and skyrocketing in ministries. During this year, the posts of Minister for Communications, Minister for the Environment, Minister for the Economy, and Minister for Imperial Affairs were created. Later, all ministries would turn into offices with their ministers becoming Secretaries of State. Later the Imperial Affairs Office was split into multiple offices for each realm and dominion, creating the posts of Secretary of State (S.o.S.) for Baustralian Antarctic Territory, S.o.S. for Edstmae, S.o.S. for Ostreum, S.o.S. for Wangatangia, and S.o.S. for Whiskey Islands.