The Royal Messenger Volume 13

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Regional Government
[table=2,]Monarch: HM King Charles III
Consort: HM Queen Georgiana
Prince of Wales: HRH Prince James

WA Delegate: Lord Andrew B. Fraser

Crown Court Chief Judge: Lady Constance St. James
Crown Court Judge: Lord Edward Stewart
Prime Minister: Akillian Talleyrand​
Deputy Prime Minister: Andrew B. Fraser​
Home Secretary: Jan van Dijk​
Foreign Secretary: Tomb Montresor​
Defence Secretary: Edward Windsor​
Culture Secretary: Sacul Astoria​
Attorney General: Jan van Dijk​
Election Season in UK
On February 17th, His Majesty King Charles issued a Writ of Election calling for the General Election to be held on March 1st after consultations with Prime Minister Andrew B. Fraser. The United Kingdom elects its Prime Minister and Members of Parliament during the General Elections, and so naturally, residents and citizens take great interest in these elections. However, this election, in particular, saw not only an increase in voter turn-out but also increasingly active competition and campaigning.

Standing for reelection for the position of Members of Parliament (MP), were all the incumbents: South Boston Irishmen, Akillian Talleyrand, Jan van Dijk, Arthur Jameson, and Tomb Montresor. The incumbents were not alone for long, though, as out-going Prime Minister Andrew B. Fraser and current BBC Director General Sandy P. Mack joined in the race. This put the number of candidates at 7, giving UK citizens a wide range of candidates -- each with an outstanding resume -- to choose from. This was also the first general election to occur under the provisions of the recently passed electoral reforms. Under the new system, all candidates are elected in an at-large election, rather than by constituency.

The election for Prime Minister was also heated and competitive. Prime Minister Andrew B. Fraser had decided to not seek another term in the premiership, which opened up the seat to challengers. First to declare candidacy was former Prime Minister George Mountbatten who stood as a candidate for the Common Sense Party. He was joined by Home Secretary and Pragmatic Alliance candidate Akillian Talleyrand and newly returned citizen and independent candidate Mary. The election was intense with regional activity, military reform, and the region's cultural identity being front and center issues.

On the parliamentary front, incumbent MPs Jan van Dijk and Akillian Talleyrand were reelected to the House of Commons and were joined by newly elected MPs Andrew B. Fraser and Sandy P. Mack. The fifth MP position was won by Tomb Montresor after a run-off vote between him and Arthur Jameson. With four out of the five seats in the House of Commons, the Pragmatic Alliance sits in as the majority party with the Common Sense party forming the opposition. In the race for the premiership, Akillian Talleyrand was elected as the 28th Prime Minister of UK, mustering over 60% of the vote.

Prime Minister Elections
George Mountbatten (CS) - 6 votes
Akillian Talleyrand (UL) - 15 Votes - Elected
Mary (Ind) - 1 vote
[hr]Members of Parliament Elections
Akillian Talleyrand (PA) - 16 Votes - Elected
Jan van Dijk (PA) - 13 Votes - Elected
South Boston Irishmen (Ind) - 7 votes
Tomb Montresor (PA) - 12 votes - Runoff
Sandy P. Mack (PA) - 17 votes - Elected
Arthur Jameson (UL) - 12 votes Runoff
Andrew B. Fraser (CS) - 13 votes - Elected
[hr]Member of Parliament Runoff Election
Arthur Jameson (UL) - 8 votes
Tomb Montresor (PA) - 13 votes - Elected
[hr]Key: PA - Pragmatic Alliance | UL - The Unionist League | CS - Common Sense | Ind - Independent

Parliament in Business
Following the most recent general election, the next session of Parliament began. Election victors, Sandy P. Mack, Akillian
Talleyrand, Andrew B.Fraser, Jan van Dijk and Tomb Montresor were seated for the 48th session. The recent election brought an end to a series of sessions where at least one independent candidate had a seat. Comprising the other chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords, were returning Lords, George Mountbatten and Victoria Stewart, who were appointed by the King for another term. The Baron Westbury and Baroness Kensington were joined by the Prince of Wales, Prince James, who took his seat as the Earl of Warwick.

The first order of business was for the House of Commons to select a Speaker, with Andrew B. Fraser, the most experience Parliamentarian receiving the unanimous support of his colleagues. Both chambers got stuck in straight away with legislation, with the House of Lords considering an amendment to the Election Act to update the election registration forms, and the House of Commons considering an amendment to the Defence Act that would grant the World Assembly Delegate a permanent seat on the Regional Security Council. The Commons amendment was written and suggested by the outgoing World Assembly Delegate, Lady Elena. Both proposals look set to achieve a majority of support and advance to the opposite chamber.

In the King's speech before opening Parliament, the King announced the Government's legislative agenda, which includes a review of all existing statues and treaties, as well as the introduction of new legislation, such as a proposal to outline the role of Ambassadors into law. It's promise to be an active and engaged session for the 48th Session of Parliament.

Thank You Andrew!
Outgoing Prime Minister Andrew B. Fraser has just finished serving another term as Prime Minister. In January and as he was elected to his sixth term in the office, Andrew received a region that was very politically divided. Tensions were running high following Prime Minister Vaclav’s resignation. Yet, by running a campaign that was focused on putting the UK first and putting differences aside to address the region’s issues, Andrew was able to bring together citizens from all parties and perspectives. Fast forward two months later and thanks to the policies of the Fraser administration, the product is a region with a citizenry that is united in its goal to improve the region albeit having different visions and goals on how to do so.

Overall, the political environment remains healthy and competitive with the recent March General Elections witnessing a high turnout and a runoff election. Political parties are still active and running in the UK -- each with its own visions and goals for the region; however, the citizenry as whole is united again in cooperation with a general aim to better the region. A huge thank you goes to Andrew B. Fraser who helped make this happen by stepping when his region needed him the most and for putting the UK above all else.

Despite not seeking a second term in office as Prime Minister, Andrew continues to be active and involved in the UK today. He is currently serving as the UK’s World Assembly Delegate, Deputy Prime Minister, and Speaker of the House of Commons.

An Address from the Prime Minister
A Brief Message from the Prime Minister:
Hello friends and allies of the UK,

I’m Akillian Talleyrand, the new Prime Minister. It’s my pleasure to address you in this edition of The Royal Messenger. I assume the office at an exciting time for our world, as regions far and wide continue to prosper. The UK also remains strong and is ready to stand with you in military endeavours, work with you in cultural pursuits and continue to progress our many other areas of cooperation.

As we progress through this term, I’m confident for our future. Our forum is revitalised and we are ready to head on many more adventures. We look forward to working with you over the coming months, please feel free to contact His Majesty’s Government should anything arise.

Akillian Talleyrand
Prime Minister of the UK