Lord Gurr

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Rt. Hon. Lord C. B. Gurr MP KCM KOF BA
Duke of Paternia
In office
14 November 2017 - 29 September 2018
Emperor Adam I
Predecessor HG Admiral Ems Simpson
Successor Office disestablished
Minister of Citizenship and Information
In office
3 December 2017 - 28 September 2018
Predecessor Adam I
Successor Asher Bond
Citizenship United Kingdom, Empire of Adammia
Political party Storm Party
Residence London
Alma mater University of Birmingham

The Rt. Hon. Lord Sir C. B. Gurr, 2nd Baron of the Tytannia Highlands MP KCM KOF BA is an Adammic politician and noble who is currently one of the co-Deputy Prime Ministers of Adammia, the acting co-leader of the Storm Party, and a former Minister of Citizenship and Information. A Liberal politician during VI Legislature, he infamously became the first ever Adammic cabinet minister to resign their post, in protest at the Liberal-Moderate merger. His resignation is often cited as the spark which led to the downfall of the Helliker government and the subsequent victory of the Storm Party in the 2018 National Election.

Non-micronational life

Gurr is a graduate of the University of Birmingham with a BA in History and Politics. He was Chair of the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats from 2017–18.

Micronational career

Gurr met Adam I, Emperor of Adammia through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats. After the Adammic government moved to Birmingham, Gurr was invited to sit on the new Ruling Council as the Duke of Paternia. He joined the Liberal Party, and was appointed as Minister of Citizenship and Information as part of the Moderate-Liberal coalition on 3 December 2017.

On 28 September 2018, Gurr resigned as Minister of Citizenship and Information in protest at the planned Liberal-Moderate party merger, the first time in Adammic history that a cabinet minister had resigned. The following day, Paternia was ceded to the United Kingdom, which caused Gurr to lose his Council seat and effectively ended his micronational political career, for the time being. He quit the Liberal Party on 5 October 2018 after the party conference voted to merge with the Moderates, defecting to the Storm Party which he campaigned heavily for.

The constitutional arrangements at the time made it incredibly difficult for Lord Gurr to run for office in 2018 and as a result he was forced to step back from frontline politics, although he continued to advocate for the Storm Party throughout Lord Saunders' first term of office. He ran for leadership of the Storm Party after Saunders stood down in July 2019, but lost to Lady Anna Worthington. The creation of the House of Citizens allowed Gurr to return and he ran in the #5 position on the Storm Party's 2019 candidate list, failing to be elected to the first House of Citizens. However, after Lord Saunders resigned from the House several weeks later, the Storm Party appointed Gurr to assume his seat. In 2020, Gurr proposed a bill which would have called for a referendum to confirm the status of the Emperor; shortly after this bill was defeated by the Lib-Mods, Gurr announced his retirement from Adammic politics, and he did not contest the 2020 election.

In October 2021, with the Storm Party now in a very weak position, Lord Gurr announced his return to politics. He and Lord Colonel Asher Bond became the effective acting joint leaders of Storm, although they insisted that Lady Worthington was still the official party president. As the 2021 general election was uncontested, Gurr automatically became an MP. He and Lord Colonel Bond subsequently became co-Deputy Prime Ministers in the cross-party unity government of Lord Green, and as such Gurr returned to the Cabinet for the first time in over three years.

Honours

Chivalric

Academic

Lord Gurr
House of Gurr
Noble titles
Preceded by
Lady Admiral Madam Ems Simpson
Duke of Paternia
14 November 2017 - 29 September 2018
Succeeded by
Office disestablished
Preceded by
Office established (as Count)
as Baron since 21 September 2019
Baron of Dankia Ulterior
14 October 2018 - 5 September 2020
Succeeded by
Office disestablished
Preceded by
Lord Ciaran Campbell
Baron of the Tytannia Highlands
4 October 2020 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
HIM Emperor Adam I
Minister of Citizenship and Information
3 December 2017 - 28 September 2018
Succeeded by
Colonel Sir Asher Bond
Preceded by
Lord Billy Thompson
co-Deputy Prime Minister of Adammia
alongside Lord Colonel Asher Bond

25 October 2021 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
James Cox
Chair of University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats
9 March 2017 - 8 March 2018
Succeeded by
Madam Sophie Thornton
Preceded by
Paul Lewis
as Liaison Officer
University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats Policy Officer
27 October 2016 - 9 March 2017
Succeeded by
HIM Emperor Adam I
as Internal Campaigns Officer

See also

Empire of Adammia
Ruling Council