House of Citizens

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House of Citizens
of the Empire of Adammia
IX Legislature
2nd House of Citizens
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Leadership
SpeakerEmperor Adam I, Liberal-Moderate Party
since 12 October 2020
Deputy SpeakerVacant, N/A
since 12 October 2020
Prime MinisterLord Juliano Saunders, Independent Party
since 14 October 2020
Leader of the OppositionLord Charles Michael, Liberal-Moderate Party
since 14 October 2020
Deputy Prime MinisterLord Billy Thompson, Red Green Alliance
since 14 October 2020
Structure
Members13 MPs
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Political groupsGovernment (8)

Opposition (5)

Election
Last electionOctober 2020
Meeting place
Online
Website
http://empireofadammia.org.uk/state/house


The House of Citizens is the lower house of the Imperial Parliament of Adammia. It is comprised of a number of Members of Parliament (MPs) who are elected by party-list proportional representation using the D'Hondt method in a general election held once per year. The number of MPs is proportional to the total Adammic population. The House elects its own presiding Speaker, who can appoint up to two Deputy Speakers.

Like its counterpart, the Ruling Council, the House of Citizens must approve all Acts of Parliament before they can become law, and it has the power to overturn any Imperial Decree. The House of Citizens nominates the Prime Minister from amongst its own members; this means that the executive Imperial Government must have the confidence of the House of Citizens, and that the Prime Minister will usually be the leader of the largest party or coalition within the House. The government does not necessarily need the confidence of the Council, although attaining it would make it easier for the government to pass legislation. The House ordinarily meets online via a private Facebook group.

History

From July 2013 to June 2019, the Ruling Council was the unicameral legislature of Adammia. Desire for constitutional reform, which co-incided with the rise of the anti-establishment Storm Party in late 2018, saw a cross-party summit in February 2019. One of the most vocal complaints was that it was difficult for politicians to remain involved in Adammic politics if they left the Birmingham area, as the Ruling Council always met in-person. Several parties had suggested replacing the Ruling Council with a proportionally-elected online chamber, though the Emperor and his Liberal-Moderate supporters were opposed to replacing the Ruling Council, as it was feared that doing so would dilute the influence of the Provinces - the only places where Adammic law is fully implemented and enforced. A bicameral legislature was suggested by the Emperor, and it quickly achieved cross-party support. The new, online lower house was named the House of Citizens. A Great Reform Act was passed by the Council in March 2019, and its proposed Sixth Amendment to the Supreme Directive was endorsed by the electorate in a referendum in April. The House officially came into being on 1 July 2019.

Members

Name (& Titles) Held office since Political party Notes
Lord Charles Michael 24 September 2019 Liberal-Moderate Leader of the Opposition
HIM Emperor Adam I 24 September 2019 Liberal-Moderate Speaker
Lord Oscar Gilmour 24 September 2019 Liberal-Moderate Deputy Leader of the Liberal-Moderates
Lord Patrick Gilbert 6 October 2020 Liberal-Moderate
Lord Juliano Saunders 6 October 2020 Independent Party Prime Minister
Lord Sam Maude 24 September 2019 Independent Party Minister of Finance
Lord Alex Helliker 6 October 2020 Independent Party Minister of Defence, Attorney General
Lord Billy Thompson 24 September 2019 RGA Deputy Prime Minister
Lady Ems Simpson 24 September 2019 RGA Minister of Memes
Lady Sophie Thornton 24 September 2019 RGA Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lady Anna Worthington 24 September 2019 Storm Minister of Citizenship and Information
Lord Colonel Asher Bond 24 September 2019 Storm Minister of National Development
Lady Hermione Peace 24 September 2019 Dank Leader of the Dank Party