Sophie Thornton

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HG Lady Madam Sophie Thornton MP DCM BA
Duchess of Sheaffia
Assumed office
5 October 2020
Emperor Adam I
Predecessor Office established
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
14 October 2020
Predecessor Emperor Adam I
Birth name Sophie Thornton
Citizenship United Kingdom, Empire of Adammia
Political party Red Green Alliance, Liberal Democrats
Domestic partner Lord Billy Thompson
Residence Sheaffia

Her Grace Lady Madam Sophie Jane Thornton, 1st Duchess of Sheaffia MP DCM BA is currently the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Empire of Adammia. She was formerly the Minister of Citizenship and Information as a member of the Liberal-Moderate Party during the Michael Cabinet, before defecting to the Red Green Alliance in September 2020. She sits as a RGA MP in the House of Citizens.

Non-micronational life

Thornton is a graduate of the University of Birmingham.

Micronational career

Thornton was introduced to Adammia by Emperor Adam I via the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats in 2017. In June 2017, she was made a dame, and she became a honourary citizen in June 2018. In October 2018, she ran for Delegate of the Colonies on behalf of the new Liberal-Moderate Party, but lost to Storm Party candidate Sir Juliano Saunders. Subsequently she was appointed Duchess of Greater Tytannia, and became a backbench member of the Ruling Council.

In October 2019, she stood in the first ever general election to the House of Citizens, at the #4 position on the Lib-Mod candidate list. She was elected, and was subsequently appointed as Minister of Citizenship and Information in the government of Lord Charles Michael.

In September 2020, her domestic partner, Lord Billy Thompson, leader of the Red Green Alliance, persuaded her to defect from the Lib-Mods to the RGA. She subsequently stood at the #4 position on the RGA list in the 2020 general election and was not elected, but the party appointed her to the House to fill the seat vacated by Alex Nettle after he resigned hours after the result was declared. She subsequently became Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Second Saunders Cabinet.

Honours

Chivalric

Academic

Sophie Thornton
House of Thornton
Noble titles
Preceded by
Lady Hermione Peace
Duchess of Greater Tytannia
14 October 2018 - 4 October 2020
Succeeded by
Lord Paul McKenna
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Oscar Gilmour
as Minister of Patriotism
Minister of Citizenship and Information
29 October 2019 - 14 October 2020
Succeeded by
Lady Anna Worthington
Party political offices
Preceded by
Vacant
University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats Campaigns Officer
2015 - August 2017
Succeeded by
Alex Waters
Preceded by
Lord Callum Gurr
Chair of University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats
8 March 2018 - 21 March 2019
Succeeded by
Lady Hermione Peace
Preceded by
Conor McKenzie
Chair of English Young Liberals
2015 - 2016
Succeeded by
Declan Stones
Preceded by
Callum Littlemore
Young Liberals Campaigns Officer
30 March 2020 - 26 July 2020
Succeeded by
Vacant

See also

Empire of Adammia
Ruling Council