Jacob M (Essexia)
|The Honourable Jacob of Essexia|
|Photo of The Honourable Jacob of Essexia|
c. July 2019
3 June 2020
|Predecessor||The Honourable William|
|Successor||Currently holds position|
|Appointed by||Emperor Terry|
17 February 2020 - 3 June 2020
|Appointed by||Earl Finn|
5 January 2020 - 17 January 2020
|Appointed by||Earl Finn|
22 July 2019 - 5 January 2020
21 July 2019 - 29 July 2019
1 January 2019 - 29 July 2019
|Successor||Crown Minister Summers|
|Appointed by||Lord Matthew|
26 December 2017 - 1 July 2019
29 July 2019 - 1 March 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
|Residence||Little Baddow, Essexia|
The Honourable Jacob is the current Supreme Judge of Essexia, and is a former First Minister, Lord and Minister of Justice of Essexia. He became First Minister after martial law and the return to democracy, as a member of the Old Guard Party.
Jacob was formerly a staunch Royalist, due to his clear alignment with the Old Royalist faction of the Royalist party. He began to become disillusioned with the party after Lord Jamie became party leader. This was as Lord Jamie was a member of the New Royalist faction within the party, who were centrists compared to the Old Royalist who were conservatives.
Lord Jacob eventually left the Royalist party following a scandal involving Lord Jamie following the 2019 Essexian general election, where he believed that the Royalist party leadership used its power to influence the Emperor to pardon, then, First Minister Jamie.
Lord Jacob would remain rather quiet in Essexian politics until the Black Weekend, where, after Lord Matthew's resignation from parliament and the Royalist Party, Lord Jacob was suggested to become First Minister and unite the Commonwealth. Legally, under civilian laws, he could not easily do that as he was not in parliament. During the Black Weekend, he, Lord Matthew, and several other former Royalists formed a new party called the Old Guard Coalition (later changed from coalition to party). As the Black Weekend dragged on the ruling Royalist party began to collapse and no clear government could be formed it appeared an election would occur. However, Emperor Terry instead declared martial law, making jacob Lord Commissar of the military government.
The military government was made up entirely of Old Guard Party members and was seen as a psuedo coup by some. During the regime the military made a few enemies as it pushed through laws that alienated members of Essexia. The military regime came to an end after eight days of martial law and transitioned back to a civilian government, where the Emperor had appointed 5 Old Guard Lords allowing Lord Jacob to serve as the leader of a minority government. This was critised by many as it was seen as unlawful and undemocratic. It was later discovered to be illegal during the May 2020 Essexian Constitutional Crisis and caused all kinds of problems for Parliament.
He became the Minister of Justice on the 22nd January 2020 following talks between himself, Earl Jack and Earl Finn to reshuffle the cabinet; It was felt by some that the current Justice Minister, Emperor Terry of Essexia, should not have held the role, and so Lord Jacob was moved into the role. It was also noted that he had failed to fully fulfil his duties as Interior Minister.
Emperor Terry appointed Jacob as Supreme Judge on the 3rd of June 2020, Jacob then resigned as Minister of Justice in order to move away from partisan Essexian politics to and to focus on his new role as Supreme Judge.