Sam Maude

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The Rt. Hon. Lord Sir Sam Maude MP KCM KOF BA
Duke of Serkatia
In office
6 June 2018 - 5 September 2020
Emperor Adam I
Predecessor Lord Colonel Maguire
Successor Office disestablished
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
23 October 2018 - 10 October 2019
Predecessor Lord General Panconi
Successor Lady Peace
Birth name Sam Maude
Citizenship United Kingdom, Empire of Adammia
Political party Independent Party
Residence London
Alma mater University of Birmingham

The Rt. Hon. Lord Sir Sam Aniel Maude, 2nd Count of Elgaria MP KCM KOF BA is currently the Minister of Finance of the Empire of Adammia. He was formerly Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs during the first government of Lord Juliano Saunders, when he was the leader of the Labour Party (now known as the Red Green Alliance). When in opposition during the term of Lord Charles Michael he served as Speaker of the House of Citizens. In September 2020 he defected from the RGA to found the Independent Party alongside Lord Saunders. He is also currently Adammia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Non-micronational life

Sam Maude is a graduate student of the University of Birmingham, where he studied International Relations.

Micronational career

Maude met Adam I, Emperor of Adammia through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats. He was invited to move into Serkatia for the 2018-19 academic year, and was appointed as its Duke in June 2018, giving him a seat on the Ruling Council. He joined the inactive Labour Party, giving it its first Council seat for over half a year, effectively restarting the party. After the party's founder, Lord Sir Reginald Hall, stood down as party president, Maude assumed the position in September 2018. Maude stood in the 2018 National election where he prioritised constitutional reform and tax reforms. He placed third out of 3 candidates with 6 votes (17.1% of the vote). Juliano Saunders of the new populist Storm Party won the election in a surprise landlslide. Commenting, Maude urged Liberal-Moderate leader Alex Helliker to resign and promised to work with Saunders to achieve constitutional reform. He declared that "we [Labour] are back and we will grow. The days of establishment hegemony are truly over".

Maude entered a coalition government with Saunders, becoming Deputy Prime Minister and foreign minister. During his term, he frequently acted as a voice of compromise between the Storm Party and the opposition Liberal-Moderates. Most notably, he worked to defuse diplomatic tensions between Storm officials and the neighbouring nation of Wazakhstan over a border dispute.

In September 2019, Maude handed over the leadership of his party to Billy Thompson, ahead of the imminent general election. After winning a seat in that election, Maude was elected as the first ever Speaker of the House. In January 2020, he was appointed as Adammia's first official Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

In September 2020, Maude left the RGA and joined the Independent Party, standing at #2 on the party's list in the 2020 general election. He was subsequently re-elected to the House, but did not re-stand for Speaker after having been largely inactive in the role. He promoted the Independent Party's policy of introducing a voluntary income tax during the election campaign, and was appointed Minister of Finance in the Second Saunders Cabinet with the intent of implementing this policy.

Honours

Chivalric

Academic

Sam Maude
House of Maude
Noble titles
Preceded by
Lord Colonel Maguire
Duke of Serkatia
6 June 2018 - 5 September 2020
Succeeded by
Office disestablished
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord General Panconi
Deputy Prime Minister
23 October 2018 - 10 October 2019
Succeeded by
Lady Hermione Peace
Preceded by
Emperor Adam I
Minister of Foreign Affairs
23 October 2018 - 10 October 2019
Succeeded by
Emperor Adam I
Preceded by
Emperor Adam I
Minister of Finance
14 October 2020 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office established
Speaker of the House of Citizens
28 September 2019 - 12 October 2020
Succeeded by
Emperor Adam I
Preceded by
Office established
Ambassador to the United Kingdom
19 January 2020 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Lord Colonel Hall
President of the Labour Party
24 September 2018 - 5 September 2019
Succeeded by
Billy Thompson
Preceded by
Matt Capaldi
Secretary of University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats
3 March 2016 - 27 October 2016
Succeeded by
Sam Boardman
Preceded by
Hannah Hunter

Ffion Williams
Vice-Chair of University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats
27 October 2016 - 9 March 2017

8 March 2018 - 21 March 2019
Succeeded by
Ffion Williams

Emperor Adam I
Preceded by
Matt Downey
Chair of North West Young Liberals
1 January 2019 - August 2019
Succeeded by
Eleanor Kelly

See also

Empire of Adammia
Ruling Council