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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

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1945-1951: Oliver Baldwin (Labour)
1945 (Majority) def: Robert Boothby (Conservative), Arthur Hobhouse (Liberal), Harold Nicolson (National)
1950 (Majority) def: Robert Boothby (Conservative), Arthur Hobhouse (Liberal), Harold Nicolson (National)

1951-1955: Robert Boothby (Conservative)
1951 (Majority) def: Oliver Baldwin (Labour), Arthur Hobhouse (Liberal), Harold Nicolson (National)
1955-1957: Alan Lennox-Boyd (Conservative)
1955 (Majority) def: Oliver Baldwin (Labour), Arthur Hobhouse (Liberal), Harold Nicolson (National)

1957-1963: Ronald Cartland (Conservative)
1959 (Majority) def: George Thomas (Labour), Arthur Hobhouse (Liberal)
1963-1964: Ian Harvey (Conservative)
1964-1970: Richard Crossman (Labour)

1964 (Liberal Confidence & Supply) def: Ian Harvey (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1966 (Majority) def: Denzil Freeth (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)

1970-1974: Denzil Freeth (Conservative)
1970 (Majority) def: Richard Crossman (Labour), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1974-1976: Anthony Crosland (Labour)
1974 (Majority) def: Denzil Freeth (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1976-1979: Roy Jenkins (Labour)
1979-1990: Keith Hampson (Conservative)

1979 (Majority) def: Roy Jenkins (Labour), Sam Green (Liberal)
1983
(Majority) def: Maureen Colquhoun (Labour), Sam Green (Liberal)

1987 (Majority) def: Maureen Colquhoun (Labour), Sam Green (Liberal)
1990-1997: Micheal Portillo (Conservative)
1992 (Majority) def: Chris Smith (Labour), Sam Green (Liberal)
1997-2007: Nick Brown (Labour)
1997 (Majority) def: Micheal Portillo (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal)
2001 (Majority) def: Alan Duncan (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal), Peter Mandelson (Democrats)

2005 (Coalition with Liberals) def: Alan Duncan (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal), Peter Mandelson (Democrats)
2007-2010: Angela Eagle (Labour)
2010-2016: Nick Gibb (Conservative)

2010 (Coalition with Democrats) def: Angela Eagle (Labour), David Laws (Liberal), Peter Mandelson (Democrats), Darren Johnson (Green)
2015 (Majority) def: Chris Bryant (Labour), Stephen Williams (Liberal), Peter Mandelson (Democrats), Darren Johnson (Green), Nikki Sinclaire (Referendum)

2016-2019: Justine Greening (Conservative)
2019 (Coalition with Democrats & Referendum) def: Peter Tatchell (Labour), Jenny Bailey (Liberal), Stephen Twigg (Democrats), Tasmin Omond (Green), Nikki Sinclaire (Referendum)
2019-: Michael Fabricant (Conservative)
 

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MPs for Constituency of Ashfield 1992-2020:
1992-2010: Geoff Hoon (Labour)

1992-2010: All Elections Same as OTL
2010-2018: Jason Zadrozny (Liberal Democrats) [1]
2010 def: Gloria Del Piero (Labour) [2], Garry Hickton (Conservative), Edward Holmes (BNP), Tony Ellis (English Democrats)
2015 def: Lee Anderson (Labour) [3], Helen Harrison (Conservative), Simon Ashcroft (UKIP), Tony Ellis (English Democrats) [4], Mike Buchanan (J4MB)

2018-2019: Jason Zadrozny (Revive) [5]
2019-: Cheryl Butler (Labour) [6]

2019 def: Jason Zadrozny (Revive), Tony Harper (Conservative) [7], Martin Daubney (UKIP), Gail Turner (Ashfield Independents) [8], Tony Ellis (English Democrats)

[1]. After a slightly disastrous campaign from Del Piero and a very good campaign from Zadrozny, a couple hundred votes swung his way.

And so Jason Zadrozny would become the MP for Ashfield. At the time more people in Labour were focused on having lost and the subsequent leadership election instead of analysing why they had failed in Ashfield. In the aftermath of 2015 this would be analysed as part of Labour’s strategy to secure the Red Wall seats in any upcoming elections.

For now Jason Zadrozny would be an MP in the new Conservative-Lib Dem coalition Government. For the first year and a bit Zadrozny wouldn’t be part of the cabinet, spending most of his time dealing with Ashfield concerns. In late 2011, Zadrozny would become one of the Lib Dems lead whips, due to his rather committed orange book (for the most part) beliefs allowing him to whip the social liberals into voting on austerity measures and similar. This would be rewarded with a job in the cabinet as Minister of State for Crime Prevention in 2013, a job he would do admirable for the most part (Zadrozny position was one of the least criticised appointments and his ‘Prevent’ campaign would be popular with certain sections of the media). Zadrozny in Ashfield would be seen as a stable force, despite austerity the Ashfield constituency and District Council seemed to be doing fine. Employment was good, hospitals and schools were being built and Zadrozny would become a popular figure with his public events and support of local businesses. By 2015 Zadrozny was confident he could secure another victory.

[2]. Gloria Del Piero’s failed run in Ashfield was in the short term, a failure. Becoming part of the wave of reaction to New Labour and it’s shortcomings, Del Piero’s failure to gain Ashfield (a perceived Labour Safe Seat) was blamed on her campaign more than bubbling tensions in the Red Wall. However her journalistic past and MP Jon Cruddas feeling sorry for Del Piero would mean she would become a member of the Compass Pressure Group as well as becoming a spokesperson for the group and writing in the Renewal Magazine. Alongside this she would be given a job as a Guardian Columnist.

Del Piero would be part of the team that helped launch the Compass Magazine in 2013, in reaction to the perceived domination by Progress and Blue Labour over the Miliband project. In 2015 Del Piero would be offered the chance to compete in the relative safe seat of Bradford South. Del Piero would win handily and would become a prominent member of the Compass Group and in Labour Shadow Cabinets and Cabinets to come.

[3]. Lee Anderson was chosen because it was felt he would win back the voters that had turned to Zadrozny. A former miner and long time Labour and Union member it was believed that he would represent the ‘One Nation Labour’ vision that Ed Miliband was pitching to the British public. It quickly turned out to be a bad idea.

Lee Anderson’s campaign would quickly turn into a farce, his hugely hostile rhetoric around immigrants and travellers would shock many more liberal members of the public. His attacks on Zadrozny which included accusations of child sex offences would become instant fodder for late night comedians and his xenophobic and sexist behaviour would anger many members of the Labour Party. The only reason he wasn’t deselected was due to a combination of the higher ups in part believing he would gain the UKIP vote and Ashfield CLP having descended into infighting since there 2010 loss. Whilst Lee Anderson would shred Ashfield’s UKIP vote, his Conservative values would cause many more liberal members of Ashfield Labour to secretly vote Lib Dem and many would vote Zadrozny who was seen as a decent and honest politician compared to Anderson (helped by the five years of self promotion). When the count came in Zadrozny had managed to win again, a bright spot for the Lib Dem’s on a night of defeat.

[4]. Arguably one of the bizarre victors of the 2015 Ashfield election would be the English Democrats, a last minute addition to the electoral roll the English Democrats main aim would be picking up the Right Wing UKIP voters who wouldn’t vote for Lee Anderson due to him being Labour. In that factor they were successful, consuming the Right Wing UKIP and BNP vote as well as a few Tories here and there (disappointed with the Cameronite that was Helen Harrison).

This would allow them to get slightly more votes than the UKIP candidate and save there deposit. Within the coming years the English Democrats would make the presence known, taking 2 seats in the Ashfield District Council during the same period of time and more afterwards across Ashfield, Sherwood and Mansfield between 2015 and 2019, particularly after UKIP progressively collapsed in the aftermath of the 2016 Referendum.

[5]. Jason Zadrozny's dramatic fall from grace can be traced back to two events, the 2015 leadership election and the 2016 Brexit Referendum. In the 2015 leadership election Zadrozny would support the Lamb campaign which ended up loosing by about 5% against Tim Farron.In the wake of this cracks would form between Zadrozny and Farron, particularly as Farron started turning away from the ideas of the 'Orange book'.

Compared to many Lib Dem MPs Zadrozny voted for Leave and would be a member of Lib Dems for Leave during that period. The tight result (51% for Leave compared to 49% for Remain) would drive the Parliament into chaos. Andrea Leadsom's tight win would cause the Conservatives to pursue a more Pro Leave and Socially Conservative shift, something that was in dramatic contrast to Nandy's Labour party (who had campaigned on a 'Northern Regeneration' idea) who advocated at worse a Soft Brexit plan, Zadrozny in the mean time would often vote with the Conservatives on Brexit which annoyed Farron to no end. Whilst this was happening the Farron leadership would progressively fall under scrutiny over previous comments and his religious beliefs. In 2018 as it became apparent that there was likely to be a election within the next year, and with the view that Farron would drive the Lib Dems into ruin, Zadrozny would challenge Farron for a leadership election. Frustrated with Zadrozny's actions Farron decided to take up Zadrozny's challenge in the hope he could smash him once and for all.

The leadership challenge would be a hand that Zadrozny shouldn't have played because it quickly became apparent that no matter whatever controversies Farron had, Zadrozny had more. Zadrozny's leave antics already annoyed a more pro-remain campaign but investigations by various reporters would bring up a realm of small town corruption, intimidation and Anderson's child porn accusations would come back to haunt Zadrozny very quickly. How much was actually related to Zadrozny (with the Child Sex accusations not coming up to anything) was up in the air but the consist campaign against Zadrozny would lead to him loosing the leadership election decisively, only gaining 14% of the vote. Expecting Zadrozny to get back in line didn't occur as Zadrozny decided to become an independent, eventually creating a party called Revive, a Pro-Brexit Centrist Party which would be supported by the SDP and the Liberal Party (though neither would actually join the party). Zadrozny had quickly become a laughing stock and his actions had caused Ashfield's Lib Dem support to collapse over night.

[6]. Ashfield Labour CLP was only just coming out of it's 'on fire' phase when an election was called in early 2019. It was decided rather quickly that Cheryl Butler, leader of the Ashfield district council and Labour Councillor would become the PPC (with only Natalie Fleet challenging Butler, 'for the sake of party democracy' she'd take Cheryl Butler's seat in the subsequent council by election). Butler would campaign as 'a true socialist who believes in change' and would attack Zadrozny's record as a politician both in and outside of parliament. By now the Zadrozny coalition of vaguely centrist voters wheezed it's last breath and many fled ship to Labour or Conservative (the Lib Dems not standing a candidate, with the Ashfield Lib Dems having collapsed between Ashfield Independents and Revive, they were more content with having Zadrozny ousted and licking there wounds).

Butler would decisively win, part of the 'New Red Wall' Labour MPs who were often part of the parties hard left wing and were part of Nandy's 'Broadchurch' policy towards Labour with candidates from Left and Right and which would be defined as one of her winning factors in the 2019 election which caused the Conservatives to lose and Labour gaining a slim majority.

[7] Tony Harper would see a raise in the Conservatives fortunes, who had been third in Ashfield since 2010. Now the Conservatives had managed to get the swing back to them and as a result would be second, particularly campaigning on a Pro-Brexit posistion (though UKIP and Revive would swallow some of that vote). Still the Conservatives would be rewarded with a revival in interest in Ashfield which they would capitialise on in the years to come.

[8]The Ashfield Independents originally tried to get Zadronzy to run for them but Zadrozny would forge his own path leaving Gail Turner to be given the nomination. With the collapse of the Lib Dem vote, the Independents would gain some votes in there favour but not a massive shift. However in the wake of Zadrozny leaving the Lib Dems, a number of Lib Dem Ashfield councillors decided to jump over to the Independents giving them some council representation in a Labour run council. But the Independents aspirations of possibly winning a higher office was still far away in the aftermath of the election.
 

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Some thoughts on the previous list:
So for those who don’t know I’m not a fan of Jason Zadrozny. However I can admit that he is popular and good at getting his image across, like he managed to get second place in the 2019 for Ashfield (being beaten by Lee Anderson, the ultimate RedKip candidate). So to imagine a world where he wins in 2010 ain’t hard, Del Piero only won by a couple hundred votes.

Now there’s probably an alternative universe where Zadrozny does that, becomes MP for Ashfield for 20 years and becomes leader of the Liberal Democrats, but that would be very long and probably a bit dull, so I did this instead. A raising star who burns to bright and implodes when he pushes his luck to far. That seems more like the direction of Zadrozny in this universe (though I may be wrong, he’s very good at self promotion).

So to address some other things, Gloria Del Piero is someone who lands on their feet. Like she’s doing a podcast for the Times I believe now. No matter what universe she would be in, she’d be fine.

Lee Anderson is a pretty horrible man, Left or Right, Labour or Tory most people agree that he’s horrible. Still he managed to find an audience and is now MP for Ashfield. Still it wouldn’t surprise me if a gullible Blue Labour higher ups in the Miliband years were like ‘This man can defeat UKIP’ without really bothering to check on his other attributes. Also Ashfield Labour went into a real decline during the 2010s and an earlier defeat would likely increase that.

Cheryl Butler used to be the leader of the Ashfield District Council. I may have met her at some point (can’t remember if I have) and I know people who have worked with her. She’s very much that strand of old Labour Leftie that you see quite often in the East Midlands, the kind who were very Pro-Corbyn. She’d be the kind of candidate you’d want if your trying to win back Red Wall seats.

The Ashfield Independents without Zadrozny and the Councillors defections doesn’t become the ultimate force of Local Populism that we have at the moment. Still it’s a organised group that’s a factor in Ashfield politics.

With this list I wanted to create a world in which things aren’t good or bad, just a mix of the two. A world in which Labour manages to regain Ashfield securely and win an election but also one in which the English Democrats are a bit more prominent, in which UKIP hasn’t collapsed like a house of cards and that Zadrozny manages to get the office he’s always wanted it seems.

I may do some more local election lists in the future, because it’s interesting to think about.
 

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MPs for the Constituency of Sherwood:
1992-2010: Paddy Tipping (Labour)

1992-2010: All Elections Same as OTL
2010-2015: Emilie Oldknow (Labour)
2010 def: Mark Spencer (Conservative) [1], Kevin Moore (Liberal Democrats), James North (British National Party), Margot Parker (UKIP) [2]
2015-2022: Mark Spencer (Conservative) [3]
2015 def: Emilie Oldknow (Labour), Sally Chadd (UKIP), Lydia Davies Bright (Green), Dan Mosley (Liberal Democrats), Tom Hunt (TUSC) [4], Dave Perkins (Class War)
2017 def: Mike Pringle (Labour) [5], Stuart Bestwick (UKIP), Becky Thomas (Liberal Democrats), Morris Findley (Green)

2022-: Alice Grice (Labour) [6]
2022 def: Mark Spencer (Conservative),Annunziata Rees-Mogg (Reform) [7], Jonathan Bullock (National), Timothy Ball (Liberal Democrats), Esther Cropper (Green), Simon Rood (Independent)

1). Maybe Mark Spencer would have gained the 600 votes needed to win Sherwood if he hadn’t broken his ankle just as the 2010 campaign started. Instead he spent much of the time wallowing in a hospital bed and hobbling around looking sorry for himself whilst his canvassers just awkwardly tried to advertise a candidate who seemed to only exist on election literature. In the vacuum of the grinning void that was Mark Spencer, UKIP would begin to fill it...

2). With Mark Spencer out of commission UKIP has the breathing room to vigorously pursue the voter. This increasingly became ugly as Conservative, UKIP and BNP canvassers would get into shouting matches and in the case of a pair of UKIP and BNP canvassers, a scuffle. In the wake of an aggressively split Right Wing vote and Labour pursuing a steady campaign of securing the wavering Tipping vote (without calling to a attention the whole ‘expenses’ scandal he’d been involved in), Labour managed to win by a whisker of just over 200 votes ahead of Spencer. Whilst Oldknow celebrated and Spencer swore under his breath at the count, folks across the country were pointing that Sherwood was an example of Labour’s decline in it’s heartlands.

3).Unsurprisingly Oldknow wasn’t a terribly great MP, not bad but not good. More interested in pursuing Shadow Cabinet positions (ending up as Shadow Minister for Care and Older People) she neglected to keep an eye on brewing discontent in Sherwood. Unsurprisingly Oldknow lost, hard. Losing about 3’000 votes to Mark Spencer would be for many a documentarians perfect fodder for showcasing the death of Blair’s Labour in it’s heartlands (ignoring that Oldknow like Ed Balls was more of a Brownite but that’s less captivating a story). Oldknow would drift for a little while longer in the NEC circles before eventually becoming a member of the Progress Think Tank and becoming a councillor for Mansfield.

4). If anyone was surprised at there success it was Tom Hunt of TUSC, TUSC hadn’t been doing the best and so it was very spur of the moment that they put Tom Hunt up as a candidate, mainly due to anger over Oldknow’s Brownite ways. Gaining about 1’500 votes from mainly disgruntled Left Wing Labour voters, Tom Hunt was surprising victory for TUSC, in the time between Miliband’s exit and Corbyn’s rise they would gain two Council seats in Nottinghamshire much to the surprise of political analysts. This wouldn’t last long though.

5). Labour gained quite a bit on Spencer in 2017 but like most Labour candidates during that election, there wouldn’t be a gain. In the end May and Corbyn gained slightly but not much (helped by the SNP vote hitting a brick wall when combined with the Salmon crisis and the Referendum failure), with many comparing 2017 to 2001. But still it was enough for May to pursue her Brexit deal, which got through by a whisker. With Brexit finishing (awkwardly) up the parties licked there wounds and prepared to smash the other when the next election came. But the Tories were ignoring a bubbling anger from the Right, angry at the perceived softness of May’s deal. Meanwhile Corbyn’s age would get to him and he would step down in early 2020 allowing the Rayner time to prepare to battle for the 2022 Election.

6). A Labour Councillor, Unite Member, Socialist and Mum of two, Alice Grice seemed like a good choice for PPC for 2022 (particularly compared to the opportunistic run by Chris Baron, who would end up joining Reform). The July 2022 election would be played on three major playing fields; Public Funding, rebuilding the Welfare State in a Post-Brexit world and Trans Rights and on all three, May's Government would lose. Whilst Alice Grice was promoting herself on her revitalising Edgewood Leisure Centre, her Hucknall Council work and she be photographed at Nottingham Pride during her campaign, Mark Spencer as Leader of the House of Commons was easy to blame for May's awkward public funding cuts, his habit of promoting anti-welfare rhetoric and his constant wobbling on Trans Rights would dampen his view for many, this combined with his attempts to come off as a Pro-May candidate but also a Right Wing Populist being easily picked apart by the revived right. Mark Spencer's vote would depress incredibly, and Alice Grice would win nearly a thousand votes ahead of Spencer and become an MP as part of Rayner's winning night.

7). With Brexit through and all that, surely thought many a Conservative the Right Wing Populist vote would disappear. This didn't happen, despite UKIP revitalising itself as the rather Far Right National under Anne-Marie Waters and Nigel Farage making his new Party called Reform which targeted the RedKip/Leave Tory vote. The combination of both parties often targeting the same seats and often targeting prominent 'Mayists' would see numerous cabinet members like Chloe Smith and Amber Rudd to lost seats across Britain. Rees-Mogg would do better as the Reform candidate and would eventually become a councillor for Mansfield and be prominent member for 'True Brexit' think tank, whilst Bullock performance wouldn't have the same impact and about two weeks after the election he would join Reform, citing the increased Far Right Wing Rhetoric from National.
 

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Some thoughts on this list:

So yet again I’ve done a local constituency MPs list, this one being based in my own constituency of Sherwood. This one was based upon the idea of Emilie Oldknow winning Sherwood in 2010, which would have some quite significant effects on the Labour Party as demonstrated by recent events.

I don’t remember much of the local Sherwood campaign of 2010, but I know groups like UKIP and the BNP are semi popular up here (the Conservatives have consumed much of that vote now) so if Spencer wasn’t available they would have happily filled the void. Also the Tipping vote really is something, much of Labour’s woes after 2010 otl in Sherwood probably has a lot to do with Tipping stepping down (to be fair to him, he had been an MP for 18 years and had a heart attack so).

So Emilie Oldknow, would she be a decent MP?

Short Answer, No. Long Answer, She has all the indications of being a pretty shite MP. I don’t think she would be awful, but she’d probably forget to do a lot of constituent work so she can pursue big shiny positions. On the other hand, her winning delays Jon Ashworth entering politics so that’s probably have some ramifications. Also her being MP means that all the recent stuff involving her probably doesn’t happen, so she’s still untainted in 2020.

Anyway Mark Spencer wins in 2015, Mark Spencer I met him once as a scout and I noticed he had incredibly glassy eyes. I think that’s a good indication on where I stand with him. He’s a very slippery politician, he voted Remain as a Wobbly Cameronite but campaigned as a adherent Brexiter. So he has no spine as well. I will stop now so I don’t bore you with my tedious opinions about Spencer.

Onto the 2017 election, a thing I haven’t seen mentioned a lot is a 2017 election where not much changes. Like Corbyn gains a few seats, May gains a few seats and she still has a workable majority to push through a quite Soft Brexit. Like that is certainly a possibility, but it would probably allow a few years for Corbyn to be junked for someone a bit better and for Brexit to ‘pass’ and be replaced with all the other gubbins a May Government would do. So a culture war over Trans Rights, which probably help revive the Populist Right Wing and May dealing with a cabinet that’s probably not in the best shape in 2022. We need more divergent 2017 elections scenarios that aren’t just ‘Corbyn Smash’ or ‘The May Cometh’.

Alice Grice is someone I know a bit, I chose her mainly because she seems like a better pick than Mike Pringle (nothing against the guy but he’s very Corbyn Labour, though he did give me a sign once) or Jerry Hague (very Soft Left and the 2019 PPC, and I’m not interested in repeating 2019 part two). So went with Alice, she seemed like a good pick and I’ve chatted to her a bit so yeah. Nice person, kids are bonkers but nice too.

Yet again my balancing act of Good and Bad strikes again, so we have a Sherwood with a Labour MP but a revitalised Right Wing which ain’t ever good.

Finally, Simon Rood is always fun. Fucking bonkers, ran a campaign like he was on PCP. Campaigned on turning the House of Commons into a Weatherspoons and giving two trees for every household in Sherwood. The fact that he got 700 votes is a travesty and I’m kind of sad we didn’t get him for MP because he would have been a mess.
 

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Worldwar

1933 - 1944: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Democratic)†
The Last, Best Hope
1932 (with John Nance Garner) def. Herbert Hoover (Republican)
1936 (with John Nance Garner) def. Alf Landon (Republican)
1940 (with Henry Wallace) def. Wendell Willkie (Republican)

1944: Cordell Hull (Democratic)
Keeping the Throne Warm

1944 - 1949: Cordell Hull (National Union - Democratic)
Uneasy Lies the Head
1944 (with Thomas Dewey (National Union - Republican)) def. effectively unopposed
1949 - 1957: Omar Bradley (Republican)
The GI's President
1948 (with Dwight H. Green) def. W. Averell Harriman (Democratic), Richard B. Russell (Southern Democratic), Rexford Tugwell (Progressive Democratic)
1952 (with Dwight H. Green) def. Adlai Stevenson (Democratic)

1957 - 1961: Thomas C. Hennings (Democratic)
I Go Forwards, You Go Backwards
1956 (with Hubert Humphrey) def. Henry Cabot Lodge (Republican)
1961 - 1965: Earl Warren (Republican)†
History Will Absolve Me
1960 (with Harold Stassen) def. Estes Kefauver (Democratic), Harry Byrd ("Constitutional Principles" Democratic)
1964 (with Harold Stassen) def. Hubert Humphrey (Democratic), Strom Thurmond (Principles)

1965 - 1969: Harold Stassen (Republican)
The Lamest of Ducks
1969 - 1973: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (Democratic)
The Unfortunate Son
1968 (with George Wallace) def. Nelson Rockefeller (Republican), John Stennis (Principles), Elliott Roosevelt (People's), David Dellinger (Peace)
1973 - 1978: Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)†
The World Ain't All Sunshine and Rainbows
1972 (with Edward Brooke) def. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (Democratic), Jack McKeithen (People's), John Schmitz (Principles)
1976 (with Edward Brooke) def. George Wallace (Democratic), Kurt Vonnegut (Progress)

1978 - 1981: Edward Brooke (Republican)
The New Frontiersman
1980 - 1981 (following passage of 24th Amendment): (with Peter Bragan)

1981 - 1983: Henry Jackson (Democratic)†
The American Globe
1980 (with Cliff Finch) def. Edward Brooke (Republican), Harry Byrd Jr. (Principles)
1983 - 1985: Cliff Finch (Democratic)
The Good Old Boy
1983 - 1985: (with Samuel Huntington)

1985 - 1993: Edward Brooke (Republican)
Diminishing Returns
1984 (with Eli Hollins) def. Lloyd Bentsen (Democratic), Ginny Apuzzo (Progressive)
1988 (with Eli Hollins) def. Leo Ryan (Democratic), Peter Bragan (Principles)

1993 - 2001: Barbara Levy (Democratic)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
1992 (with J. Bennett Johnston) def. Pete Freylinghuysen (Republican), Bill McCormack (Principles)
1996 (with J. Bennett Johnston) def. Orrin Hatch (Republican), Arne Carlson (Progressive)

2001 - 2005: Alphonso D'Abruzzo (Progressive)
It's A Semi-Free Country
2000 (with Gloria Bloom) def. Larry McDonald (Democratic / Principles fusion), John D. Hastert (Republican)
2005 - 2009: Robert Taft III (Republican)
The Centre Will Hold (and You'll Damn Well Like It)
2004 (with Benny Blackhorse Campbell) def. Alphonso D'Abruzzo (Progressive), Richard Gephardt (Democratic), Larry McDonald (Principles)
2009 - 2013: Adlai Stevenson IV (Democratic)
Normalcy Springs Eternal
2008 (with Joseph Lieberman) def. Alphonse D'Abruzzo (Progressive), Robert Taft III (Republican), Larry McDonald (Principles)
2013 - 2017: Jack Hoeven (Republican)
Malaise Forever
2012 (with Charles Baker Jr.) def. Adlai Stevenson IV (Democratic), Danielle Costanza (Progressive), Lamon Falwell (Principles)
2017 - 2025: Joyce Peterman (Democratic)
The Iron Lady
2016 (with Richard F. Kerry) def. Jack Hoeven (Republican), Lamon Falwell (Principles), Rod Long (Progressive)
2020 (with Jason Reid) def. Craig Newman (Republican), Monica Bennett (Progressive), Bob Hewitt (Principles)

2025 - 0000: Nick Celebrezze (Progressive)
Intergalactic
2024 (plurality) (with Gillian Perry) def. Max Garcetti (Republican), Frank Kenney (Democratic), Tim Howard (Principles)
2025 contingent election (with Jason Reid) def. Max Garcetti (Republican), Frank Kenney (Democratic)
2028 (with Lauren Graves) def. Bill Hurd (Republican), Clark Bullock (Democratic), Phil Lewis (Principles)
 
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Democratic Leaders of East Germany/German Democratic Republic (1990-2020):
1990-1994: Lothar de Maizière (CDU leading Alliance for Germany Coalition)

1990 (Alliance for Germany Coalition) def: Ibrahim Böhme (SDP), Hans Modrow (PDS), Rainer Ortleb (LDPD/BFD), Hans-Wilhelm Ebeling (DSU), Wolfgang Schnur (DA), Günter Nooke (Alliance 90), Ulrich Junghanns (DBD), Various (The Greens), Wolfgang Rauls (NDPD), Gisela Steineckert (DFD), Various (VL)
1994-2002: Walter Romberg (SDP)
1994 (Coalition with The Greens) def: Lothar de Maizière (Alliance for Germany), Friedrich Schorlemmer (DA),Gregor Gysi (PDS), Günter Nooke (Alliance '90), Rainer Ortleb (FDP), Marianne Birthler (The Greens), Committee for Socialism (VL)
1998 (Coalition with The Greens & PDS) def: Peter-Michael Diestel (CDU),Friedrich Schorlemmer-Günter Nooke (Democratic Alliance), Marianne Birthler (The Greens), Gabriele Zimmer (PDS), Cornelia Pieper (FDP), Committee for Socialism (VL)

2002-2004: Regine Hildebrandt (SDP)
2004-2012: Peter-Michael Diestel (CDU)
2004 (Coalition with Democratic Alliance) def: Regine Hildebrandt (SDP), Günter Nooke (Democratic Alliance), Marianne Birthler (The Greens), Gabriele Zimmer (PDS/Linke), Cornelia Pieper (FDP)
2008 (Coalition with Democratic Alliance & Free Democratic Party) def: Regine Hildebrandt (SDP), Angela Merkal (Democratic Alliance), Matthias Platzeck (The Greens), Dagmar Enkelmann (DL), Cornelia Pieper (FDP), Liane Hesselbarth (DVP)

2012-2016: Claudia Nolte (CDU)
2012 (Coalition with Social Democratic Party) def: Klara Geywitz (SDP), Angela Merkal (Democratic Alliance), Matthias Platzeck (The Greens), Dagmar Enkelmann (DL), Cornelia Pieper (FDP), Alexander Gauland (DVP)
2016-: Katja Kipping (Die Linkspartei)
2016 (Coalition with The Greens) def: Claudia Nolte (CDU), Klara Geywitz (SDP), Matthias Rößler (Democratic Alliance), Matthias Platzeck (The Greens), Linda Teuteberg (FDP), Alexander Gauland (DVP)
 

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A Bit of a Shuffle:
1945-1949: Harry S.Truman (Democratic)

1944 (With Henry A. Wallace) def: Thomas E.Dewey (Republican)
1949-1953: Dwight Eisenhower (Republican)
1948 (With Harold Stassen) def: Harry S.Truman (Democratic), Henry A.Wallace (Progressive)
1953-1961: Lyndon B.Johnson (Democratic)
1952 (With Estes Kefauver) def: Dwight Eisenhower (Republican), Strom Thurmond (States Rights)
1956 (With Hubert Humphrey) def: Harold Stassen (Republican), Strom Thurmond (States Rights)

1961-1963: Gerald Ford (Republican)†
1960 (With Richard Nixon) def: Hubert Humphrey (Democratic), George Wallace (States Rights)
1963-1969: Richard Nixon (Republican)
1964 (With Nelson Rockerfellar) def: Hubert Humphrey (Democratic), George Wallace (States Rights)
1969-1973: John F. Kennedy (Democratic)
1968 (With Edmund Muskie) def: Richard Nixon (Republican)
1973-1977: Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1972 (With Donald Rumsfeld) def: John F.Kennedy (Democratic), Edmund Muskie ('Progressive' Democrat)
1977-1981: George H.W.Bush (Republican)
1976 (With Bob Dole) def: Eugene McGovern (Democratic), Ronald Reagan (Conservative)
1981-1989: Jimmy Carter (Democratic)
1980 (With Walter Mondale) def: George H.W.Bush (Republican), Donald Rumsfeld (Conservative)
1984 (With Bill Clinton) def: Ronald Reagan (Republican)

1989-1997:Bill Clinton (Democratic)
1988 (With Al Gore) def: Bob Dole (Republican), Pat Buchanan (Conservative)
1992 (With Al Gore) def: Dan Quayle (Republican), Ross Perot (Perot for President!)

1997-2005: Donald Trump (Republican)
1996 (With George W.Bush) def: Al Gore (Democratic), Bernie Sanders (Progressive), Ross Perot (Reform)
2000 (With George W.Bush) def: Paul Wellstone (Democratic), Ralph Nader (Reform)

2005-2013: Barack Obama (Democratic)
2004 (With Joe Biden) def: George W.Bush (Republican), Jesse Ventura (Reform)
2008 (With Russ Feingold) def: John MacCain (Republican), Winona LaDuke (Progressive), Lincoln Chafee (Reform)

2013-2021: George W.Bush (Republican)
2012 (With Mitt Romney) def: Hilary Clinton (Democratic), Winona LaDuke (Progressive)
2016 (With Mitt Romney) def: Joe Biden (Democratic), Angela Walker (Progressive)
 

KingCrawa

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A Bit of a Shuffle:
1945-1949: Harry S.Truman (Democratic)

1944 (With Henry A. Wallace) def: Thomas E.Dewey (Republican)
1949-1953: Dwight Eisenhower (Republican)
1948 (With Harold Stassen) def: Harry S.Truman (Democratic), Henry A.Wallace (Progressive)
1953-1961: Lyndon B.Johnson (Democratic)
1952 (With Estes Kefauver) def: Dwight Eisenhower (Republican), Strom Thurmond (States Rights)
1956 (With Hubert Humphrey) def: Harold Stassen (Republican), Strom Thurmond (States Rights)

1961-1963: Gerald Ford (Republican)†
1960 (With Richard Nixon) def: Hubert Humphrey (Democratic), George Wallace (States Rights)
1963-1969: Richard Nixon (Republican)
1964 (With Nelson Rockerfellar) def: Hubert Humphrey (Democratic), George Wallace (States Rights)
1969-1973: John F. Kennedy (Democratic)
1968 (With Edmund Muskie) def: Richard Nixon (Republican)
1973-1977: Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1972 (With Donald Rumsfeld) def: John F.Kennedy (Democratic), Edmund Muskie ('Progressive' Democrat)
1977-1981: George H.W.Bush (Republican)
1976 (With Bob Dole) def: Eugene McGovern (Democratic), Ronald Reagan (Conservative)
1981-1989: Jimmy Carter (Democratic)
1980 (With Walter Mondale) def: George H.W.Bush (Republican), Donald Rumsfeld (Conservative)
1984 (With Bill Clinton) def: Ronald Reagan (Republican)

1989-1997:Bill Clinton (Democratic)
1988 (With Al Gore) def: Bob Dole (Republican), Pat Buchanan (Conservative)
1992 (With Al Gore) def: Dan Quayle (Republican), Ross Perot (Perot for President!)

1997-2005: Donald Trump (Republican)
1996 (With George W.Bush) def: Al Gore (Democratic), Bernie Sanders (Progressive), Ross Perot (Reform)
2000 (With George W.Bush) def: Paul Wellstone (Democratic), Ralph Nader (Reform)

2005-2013: Barack Obama (Democratic)
2004 (With Joe Biden) def: George W.Bush (Republican), Jesse Ventura (Reform)
2008 (With Russ Feingold) def: John MacCain (Republican), Winona LaDuke (Progressive), Lincoln Chafee (Reform)

2013-2021: George W.Bush (Republican)
2012 (With Mitt Romney) def: Hilary Clinton (Democratic), Winona LaDuke (Progressive)
2016 (With Mitt Romney) def: Joe Biden (Democratic), Angela Walker (Progressive)
Okay so we have a group of one termers in a row.

What happened with Reagan?
 

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Okay so we have a group of one termers in a row.

What happened with Reagan?
In the 70s the Republicans and Democrats are given a dodgy hand in the form of raising corruption, voter apathy and ideological squabblings inherited from the Johnson-Nixon years. JFK rides in on a wave of Anti-Nixon sentiment and a perception he’s unified the Democratic Party since it’s Southern splintering. Really he hasn’t and accusations of bribery and corruption follow Kennedy alongside his health beginning to dramatically decrease in office. This alongside Muskie hearing he’s been replaced by a Conservative Democrat leads to the split that allows Reagan to get in 72.

The combination of trying to push through Monetarist policies to deal with a recession that has occurred to due to an oil crisis, Rumsfeld’s increasing influence and the polls showing that Reagan’s Hollywood style ain’t working means he’s turfed in 1976 by a worried cabal of Rockerfellar Republicans who push Bush forward and are supported by a large grumpy section of Republicans at the Conventions. Pissed off Reagan creates his own party to compete with the Republicans and the only real reason why Bush doesn’t lose is because the Democratic primary was just as messy and voter apathy reaches its peak with many not even bothering to vote.

Of course Bush’s shaky grasp on power means he’s ousted in the next election by Carter who has a finally united Democratic Party begins him. The Republicans spend the next nearly 15 years trying to heal old wounds before finally uniting under Trump (who’s dealing with a lethargic Democrats).
 

Japhy

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In the 70s the Republicans and Democrats are given a dodgy hand in the form of raising corruption, voter apathy and ideological squabblings inherited from the Johnson-Nixon years. JFK rides in on a wave of Anti-Nixon sentiment and a perception he’s unified the Democratic Party since it’s Southern splintering. Really he hasn’t and accusations of bribery and corruption follow Kennedy alongside his health beginning to dramatically decrease in office. This alongside Muskie hearing he’s been replaced by a Conservative Democrat leads to the split that allows Reagan to get in 72.

The combination of trying to push through Monetarist policies to deal with a recession that has occurred to due to an oil crisis, Rumsfeld’s increasing influence and the polls showing that Reagan’s Hollywood style ain’t working means he’s turfed in 1976 by a worried cabal of Rockerfellar Republicans who push Bush forward and are supported by a large grumpy section of Republicans at the Conventions. Pissed off Reagan creates his own party to compete with the Republicans and the only real reason why Bush doesn’t lose is because the Democratic primary was just as messy and voter apathy reaches its peak with many not even bothering to vote.

Of course Bush’s shaky grasp on power means he’s ousted in the next election by Carter who has a finally united Democratic Party begins him. The Republicans spend the next nearly 15 years trying to heal old wounds before finally uniting under Trump (who’s dealing with a lethargic Democrats).
Not to be a dick about it but maybe post lists slower but with these details included?
 

Thande

The Great and Powerful Wizard, Opnohop Moy
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Rando list because I haven't done one for a while. Vaguely inspired by a scenario someone outlined on the other place once about the Granita blowing up during Brown and Blair's fateful meeting, though that needn't be the same POD here. Basically the point is some rather unlikely leadership election outcomes as judged based on the preconceptions of OTL, but caused by different trends (for example, a smaller pool of Labour leadership hopefuls and Scottish Labour being a larger portion of the whole).

List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom
1990-1995: John Major (Conservative, then Conservative minority)
1992: John Major (Conservative) def. Neil Kinnock (Labour), Paddy Ashdown (Lib Dem)
1992 Labour leadership election: John Smith def. Bryan Gould
1994 Labour leadership election: Robin Cook def. John Prescott, Margaret Beckett

1995 Conservative leadership election: Michael Heseltine def. John Major, John Redwood
1995-1996: Michael Heseltine (Conservative minority)
1996-2000: Robin Cook (Labour)
1996: Robin Cook (Labour) def. Michael Heseltine (Conservative), Paddy Ashdown (Lib Dem)
1996 Conservative leadership election: Brian Mawhinney def. Michael Portillo, Michael Howard, Kenneth Clarke
1998 Lib Dem leadership election: Simon Hughes def. Charles Kennedy, Don Foster
2000 Labour leadership election: Jack Cunningham def. Charles Clarke, David Clark
2000-2001: Jack Cunningham (Labour)
2001-2009: Brian Mawhinney (Conservative, then Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition)
2001: Brian Mawhinney (Conservative) def. Jack Cunningham (Labour), Simon Hughes (Lib Dem)
2001 Labour leadership election: Patricia Hewitt def. Alan Milburn, Peter Hain
2005: Brian Mawhinney (Conservative) def. Patricia Hewitt (Labour), Simon Hughes (Lib Dem)

2005 Labour leadership election: Alun Michael def. Andrew Smith, Harriet Harman
2009-2014: Alun Michael (Labour)
2009: Alun Michael (Labour) def. Brian Mawhinney (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Lib Dem)
2009 Conservative leadership election: Liam Fox def. Theresa May, Oliver Letwin
2009 Lib Dem leadership election: Steve Webb def. Mark Oaten, Tessa Munt
2014-2015: Liam Fox (Conservative minority)
2014 Labour leadership election: Hilary Benn def. Jim Marshall, Sarah Boyack
2015-????: Hilary Benn (Labour-Lib Dem coalition)
2015: Hilary Benn (Labour) def. Liam Fox (Conservative), Steve Webb (Lib Dem)
 
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Thande

The Great and Powerful Wizard, Opnohop Moy
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ASB. Welsh leaders never win elections. :p

But overall, nice selection of people, some familiar, others nicely out there. Great job!
There's probably a fair bit too much 'rando' in there, but I try to simulate the more unpredictable turns of political history (scandals etc.) and sometimes go overboard.
 

zaffre

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This point has hopefully been made before, but it is a bit fascinating how “rando” UK political leaders require you to significantly change the composition of Parliament for a few decades in advance, whereas in the US you can genuinely just go “local tractor repairman B. Dugnutt gets 2% more of the vote in the Absarokan gubernatorial primary after field-dressing a deer on stage, four years later he beats Tim Kaine“.
 

Elektronaut

Sodomy and the Tory Tradition
This point has hopefully been made before, but it is a bit fascinating how “rando” UK political leaders require you to significantly change the composition of Parliament for a few decades in advance, whereas in the US you can genuinely just go “local tractor repairman B. Dugnutt gets 2% more of the vote in the Absarokan gubernatorial primary after field-dressing a deer on stage, four years later he beats Tim Kaine“.
The parties in more recent times have shown they're totally willing to elect leaders in opposition who have pretty much only just got there, relatively speaking. Starmer has only been there five years and Cameron had only been in parliament four. There's still a clear distinction between a party making a leader in government where the parties have always gone for someone who's been in one of the big jobs and almost always a known quantity for years, bar Major.
 
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