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'We had a manifesto that, quite frankly, was the best since 1945.' Says Dennis Skinner to those at Labour Headquarters following the biggest landslide in British History. 'And I've lived long enough to remember reading that, as a young lad taking papers round during the Second World War. It shows that there is a massive new zeal abroad within the Labour movement. And I will build a socialist government; the likes of which has not been seen since the likes of Clement Attlee. Needless to say, this is the biggest landslide that any party in this country has ever achieved. Dodgy Dave has lost his seat! And his compatriot, Nick Clegg; is out as well! I look forward to working with their replacements; Oliver Cuppard, and Duncan Enright. Both were the Labour Party candidates, as I am sure you know. And yes, the sad truth is that those UKIP tossers have made some gains in the country. We dragged the national health service, between 1997 and 2010, from the depths of degradation that the Tories left it in and hoisted it back to the pinnacles of achievement. I have got a united nations heart bypass to prove it; it was done by a Syrian cardiologist, a Malaysian surgeon, a Dutch doctor and a Nigerian registrar. And those people talk about sending them back from whence they came! If you did that in the hospitals in London, half of Londoners would be dead in six months. Those are the facts about the United Kingdom Independence party! We still managed to keep their leader out in Thanet South, and you have our excellent candidate, Will Scobie, to thank for that! If you excuse me, I think I have an appointment at Buckingham Palace.'

It was a surprise that Dennis Skinner won the Leadership contest after Gordon Brown resigned following the results of 2010. Hell, it was a surprise that Dennis Skinner even entered the contest. When he first became leader, Dennis Skinner was 78 years old. By the time he was appointed Prime Minister, he was 83. At that age, Dennis Skinner became the oldest elected Prime Minister in the history of the United Kingdom. David Cameron shockingly lost his seat to the Labour Candidate, as pointed out by Dennis Skinner in his speech to the Labour Party Headquarters. This necessitated his immediate resignation as Leader of the Conservative Party with George Osborne, who survived the Tory purge in Parliament, taking up the mantle in an acting capacity. Many possible contenders were wiped out in the contest, including the Home Secretary. Old faces, such as Kenneth Clarke, also lost their seat after 45 years in Parliament. Clarke was a former Chancellor, and had entered Parliament at the same time as Skinner. Iain Duncan Smith, former Leader of the Conservative Party from 2001 to 2003, and also the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, also lost his seat to the Labour Party Candidate. As a matter of fact, only seven members of the coalition cabinet, six of them Conservative, were still in Parliament, some, like Francis Maude and William Hague (another former Leader of the Conservative Party) had retired. But almost all of them lost their seats to Labour led by Dennis Skinner. The Conservatives had somehow been reduced to not even being the opposition.

The SNP had one more seat than the Conservatives, which meant that they would form the opposition, with Angus Robertson becoming the Leader of the Opposition. George Osborne, for now at least, would be relegated to the position of the Leader of the third largest party in the House of Commons. With the numbers that existed, there wouldn't be much of a Liberal Democrat voice at all, considering that they had been booted from their place as the third largest party.

David Cameron was noticably shaken when he gave his resignation speech outside Downing Street. He was the first British Prime Minister in history to lose their own seat while in power. This was the worst result that the Conservative Party had seen in its history, in any of its incarnations. He wasn't even going to be able to stay in parliament. His political career, without a doubt, was completely over. The same applied for Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, who also lost his seat. The only solace Clegg could take was that he did a little bit better than the exit poll suggested, which said the Lib Dems would only get about 8 or 7 seats. Nigel Farage, who had led his party to a gain of two seats but failed to win South Thanet, attempted to resign as well, but the governing body of UKIP flat out refused to accept it, because of UKIP's breakthrough, and he stayed on as leader. Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, although not standing in Parliament (instead in the Welsh Assembly) managed to get almost the same amount of votes as they did last time around, but lost all of their seats. This led to Leanne Wood's resignation.

Dennis Skinner is still leading the government in 2019 at the age of 87, and, with the next election due to be held next year, he is heading for a second landslide majority, and will in all likelihood become one of the oldest democratically elected leaders in history at the age of 88. Some of the policies by the Skinner Administration have included the repealing the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011, the passing of the British Rail Act 2015 which started the re-nationalisation of National Rail, the Beeching Act 2018, which pledged to restore lines affected by the Beeching cuts where possible, and the House of Lords (No. 2) Act 2019, which eradicated hereditary peers from the House of Lords. The Skinner government has, needless to say, proved to be one of the most radical governments in the history of the country.

Here is the map of the country, excluding Northern Ireland, because I do not have seats for them. The Lib Dem seat that's a circle in the top is I think Orkney and Shetlands. I'm really interested in this one so I will probably do more infoboxes for this.

I think this is the first election infobox I have posted on this thread, so feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Comrade TruthTeller

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Fair enough. It does make your series look a little, well, wish-fulfillment. No offense meant, of course.
I'm working on a second TL which will probably be more balanced. My Führerreich TL is almost just my extended universe of parliamentary elections at this point, but the new one I'm working on will focus more on worldbuilding in North America specifically so there should probably be less leftslides. Although it won't be entirely free of them of course
 
Something I'm doing for a new TL I might do. I decided to do a whole page for it but I'm a bit out of practice when it comes to whole pages (and I'm sleep deprived) so I apologize for the lower quality than my past full pages

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Something I'm doing for a new TL I might do. I decided to do a whole page for it but I'm a bit out of practice when it comes to whole pages (and I'm sleep deprived) so I apologize for the lower quality than my past full pages

I like all of your election infoboxes and wikipages! They are really well-made! However, it is strange that, in Cascadia of all places, the Green Party comes last with only one seat.
 
Look I'm not saying it feels like putting-on-the-reich

But it did just slide on a jackboot and whisper something about blood and soil

Britain: Um...whatcha got there?

Prussia, hiding its fascism: Democracy.

“and like most other countries, Prussia does not have a secret ballot.”


Uh Oh

This universe...skipped some steps in developing democracy

But I assure you, they're trying their best
 

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Star Wars IV: Heir to the Empire (1994):

Mark Hamill as LUKE SKYWALKER
Harrison Ford as HAN SOLO
Carrie Fisher as LEIA ORGANA
Jeremy Brett as ADMIRAL THRAWN
Sean Young as MARA JADE
Val Kilmer as TALON KARRDE
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Peter Mayhew as CHEWBACCA
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Billy Dee Williams as LANDO CALRISSIAN
Anthony Heald as GILAD PELLAEON
Martin Sheen as JORUUS C'BAOTH
Tommy Lee Jones as BORSK FEY'LYA

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

It has been ten years since the Battle of Endor. The New Republic, led from Coruscant by President Leia Organa and supported by the New Jedi Order, commands almost all of the galaxy, but faces challenges in solidifying its authority.

As the Bothan politician Borsk Fey'lya strives for power in Coruscant, the New Republic tasks Han Solo with trying to win over the crafty smuggler Talon Karrde to their side.

Meanwhile, on the very edges of the New Republic, the cunning Grand Admiral Thrawn is preparing to set in motion a plot to destroy the new order and establish a new Empire....

Heir to the Empire
opens in medias res, as the Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera, somewhat ramshackle after so long without proper repairs, is under attack by a New Republic fleet. Captain Gilad Pellaeon (Anthony Heald) walks through the corridors of the ship, conferring with his bridge crew, to get directives from Admiral Thrawn.

Thrawn (Jeremy Brett) stands in a calm art gallery - his silent contemplation is juxtaposed with the professional but clearly nervous edge of the bridge crew, shown in a series of quick cuts. He asks Pellaeon a series of cryptic questions about archives, which Pellaeon answers affirmatively. Turning the topic to the ongoing attack, Pellaeon states that he's given the order to go to lightspeed as soon as possible.

Thrawn raises his arm, and in a feat of 1994 special effects, the holographic art gallery is replaced by a spartan but information-dense command center. Thrawn calls the bridge over the intercom and orders them to belay Pellaeon's order, then turns to the captain and says, "Let's take a look, shall we?"

After a short probing attack, Thrawn gives a series of brief instructions that seem to baffle all involved - "You don't have to understand, Lieutenant," he says coldly, "just obey." The rest of the battle isn't even shown - it takes about thirty seconds, and is told solely through the facial expressions of Thrawn, Pellaeon, and the bridge crew. "You see, Captain," Thrawn suddenly says, "there's an Elom commanding that fleet, and Elomin simply cannot handle the unstructured attack profile of a properly executed Marg Sabl maneuver."

He slowly rises, as the command center transforms back into an art gallery. "Learn about art, Captain Pellaeon. When you understand a species' art, you will understand that species."

There is a beeping noise. "I see that the data chip has arrived. The second piece in the puzzle. Captain, set a course for Myrkr."

Captain Pellaeon nods. As he rises to leave, he says, "May I ask just what exactly this puzzle is?"

Thrawn smiles. "Why, the only puzzle worth solving, of course. The complete, total, and utter destruction of the Rebellion."

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Star Wars IV: Heir to the Empire stands as, of the ten canonical Star Wars films, certainly among the best and perhaps the very best. A recent poll in New Alderaan Monthly magazine finds that some 24% of Star Wars fans consider it the best film in the series, significantly more than the entire third trilogy combined.

Part of that is down to the plotting. When Timothy Zahn wrote Heir to the Empire in 1991, he had no intention of adapting it into a film. Thus, the film really does stand on its own as a coherent story (albeit, in one of the major criticisms of the film, a dense one: there are four or five separate plots going on at any one time, some of them effectively completely unrelated to the others), while still keeping interest levels high for the next film, then slated to be Star Wars V: Rebirth of the Sith in 1995. It was, however, known for hewing very close to the book - Zahn's script (Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas were credited as co-writers, but it was mostly Zahn's work) used a lot of the dialogue from the novel, and lacked the humorous flourishes (many added by later co-writer Joss Whedon) of later films.

But the acting and characters - the new characters especially - were, perhaps, the real selling point. Jeremy Brett's Admiral Thrawn was far and away the most iconic villain of 1990s film, with his cunning and cultured villainy (along with TV's Jim Profit, who was less cultured but more purely cunning) creating a new model for media villains. In part this was helped by Jeremy Brett's deteriorating health forcing him to spend most of his time sitting down, outsourcing his physical actions to lieutenants like Captain Gilad Pellaeon (Anthony Heald) and his bodyguard Rukh (Silas Carson). Joruus C'Baoth, played with manic energy by Martin Sheen, also garnered quite a bit of goodwill, though he (like Pellaeon and Rukh) didn't really come into his own until the sequels. Meanwhile, Tommy Lee Jones turned in a pretty good performance as the slimy but not quite villainous Bothan Senator Borsk Fey'lya, although he, too, wasn't yet the character he would become. The more heroic (relatively speaking) characters, like Sean Young's Mara Jade and Val Kilmer's Talon Karrde, were not as universally well-regarded but still generally came across well.

Cultural critics have sought to put the film in the context of the early 1990s. One interpretation, put forward by authors like Adam Cadre, states that the film reflected the aftermath of the "Crisis of the Old Order", represented in new and vocally post-Watergate President Jack Kemp (and, to some extent, his predecessor Jay Rockefeller). If the first Star Wars represented the defeat of the establishment, the same establishment that had lied America into wars in Vietnam and Iran and conspired to steal at least one presidential election, and maybe two or three of them, the second trilogy represented uncertainty with the new order. The Soviet Union might have been defeated, but challenges still remained in the world, and though the inmates had taken over the asylum at home that didn't mean that the old ways had been swept away - or, indeed, that everything that had been brought in was good.

Regardless of all the overthinking of what the film meant, it gave new life to the series, and more broadly revitalized nerd culture after the twin disasters of the Comics Crash of 1987 (which saw the "Big Two-and-a-Half", Marvel, DC, and Image, all file for bankruptcy or go out of business entirely) and the cancellation of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1989. Between Heir to the Empire and the return of Doctor Who, with Robert Lindsay playing the Seventh Doctor, it was a good time to be a nerd.

The jubilant mood at Golden State Comic-Con in 1994 was cut short by the news that, partway through the filming of Rebirth of the Sith, Jeremy Brett had passed away of heart failure.
 
A scenario I've been working on today while I write-up some updates. William Casey is caught meeting the Iranians in Madrid in July 1980. A vilified Reagan consents to be removed from the Republican ticket and a panicked Bush makes a desperate offer to unite the anti-Carter vote. With many conservatives planning to stay home and the Republican brand in the toilet, most people are expecting Carter to win in a landslide. Then Bush has a string of solid debates and voters remember that voters never remember anything for more than a few minutes.

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Then, two months into his presidency, George Bush gets shot and the last Liberal Republican takes office.
 
A preview of coming attractions...

- A Perfect Democracy -
or
The World That Huey Made

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Edward Windsor's unlikely comeback came at a time of great chaos in Britain. Following the Peace of 1940 with Nazi Germany which ended the Western War, anti-colonialist movements throughout the British Empire smelled blood, leading to a renewed vigor of independence movements throughout the anglosphere. A series of inept Prime Ministers beginning with a tepid Lord Halifax and ending with a cantankerous Winston Churchill resulted in not only the loss of India, but several other white dominions as well. The rapid decline of the empire seemingly overnight led to a loss of confidence even in the British monarchy, who was seen to have aided those that led to the loss of British prestige. The tragic death of Queen Elizabeth along with Lilibet and Margaret in 1952 in a train accident accelerated the already declining health of George VI. Seeing the writing on the wall, George VI addressed the nation announcing his abdication in the face of worsening health in favor of a republic. Then Prime Minister Herbert Morrison shuffled through a series of acts effectively disestablishing the monarchy, leaving a "republican" government with minor changes to the already existing structure. The monarchy was replaced with a largely ceremonial presidency to be elected directly by the people.

In the months leading up to the first presidential election in the new Commonwealth of England, Wales, and Ulster, as nationalist sentiments in Scotland resulted in their independence, George's popular brother Edward emerged almost immediately as a serious contender for the job. Despite having lost the throne twenty years ago, the English public still viewed Edward quite favorably, given how he seemed to have foreseen the futility of war with Germany. Buoyed by this apparent vindication, Edward threw his hat into the ring as an independent candidate, and quickly amassed a solid base of support. On the day of the election in May of 1956, "Edward Windsor" won an astounding 73% of the vote, far outdistancing candidates supported by Labour and the Tories' successor party National. He was inaugurated at the Palace of Westminster shortly thereafter.

Windsor proved to be a good fit as the first head of state for a fledgling republic. Having considerable clout with the people from his brief reign as well his modernizing sympathies, he acted as the bridge between the old and the new. He supported Morrison's efforts to reform the House of Lords into the Senate as well as the devolution of the Commonwealth into provinces. However, he also began asserting his own power, leading him into conflicts with his Prime Minister, especially in the area of foreign policy. Morrison wanted to pursue a more hardline policy with The French State which, in the aftermath of post-civil war Germany and the death of Mussolini, was the last major holdout of fascism while the francophile president wanted to pursue a more amicable policy. Morrison eventually resigned in protest, triggering an election that resulted in Anthony Eden forming the first National government.

Windsor served two five year terms, and was succeeded by the Labour candidate Gerald Gardner. Windsor left office still fairly popular, and in the remaining four years of his life would still comment on domestic policy, much to the annoyance of members on both sides of the aisle. Nevertheless, he died at Sandringham House, which he bought back from his family years prior, a very popular man. Windsor set several important precedents for the Commonwealth presidency, including opting for only two terms as well as taking a more active role in domestic and foreign policy. In both popular and scholarly assessments, Windsor continues to be considered one of the Commonwealth's greatest leaders.

 
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Here's one: Iran Contra coverage is delayed until halfway through '88. Bush looks a lot worse. On the Dem side, Dukakis dies, Bentsen selects a popular mayor from Vermont to counterbalance with hokey small-town charm, only to die himself and leave said mayor the nominee. Perot is also there, annoyed that it's either Socialism Lite or No New Taxes.

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Comrade TruthTeller

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Here's one: Iran Contra coverage is delayed until halfway through '88. Bush looks a lot worse. On the Dem side, Dukakis dies, Bentsen selects a popular mayor from Vermont to counterbalance with hokey small-town charm, only to die himself and leave said mayor the nominee. Perot is also there, annoyed that it's either Socialism Lite or No New Taxes.

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Oh my god, look how cool Bernie looks in the 80s!
 
I like all of your election infoboxes and wikipages! They are really well-made!
Thanks!

However, it is strange that, in Cascadia of all places, the Green Party comes last with only one seat.
The Canadian Greens only have 2 seats from BC in the Canadian parliament and the American Greens don't have any seats at all IOTL, so it makes sense to me. Besides, all 4 of the other parties have some environmental protections on their platform, just they're not as dedicated to it as the Greens
 
Here's one: Iran Contra coverage is delayed until halfway through '88. Bush looks a lot worse. On the Dem side, Dukakis dies, Bentsen selects a popular mayor from Vermont to counterbalance with hokey small-town charm, only to die himself and leave said mayor the nominee. Perot is also there, annoyed that it's either Socialism Lite or No New Taxes.

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For just the briefest moment I thought Bernie had airpods in
 
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