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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

stefanbl

Well-known member
Location
Wales
A classic stefanbl monarch list, but this time I actually show my workings and tell you who the people are.

Ultimogeniture (Youngest Child Inherits) from George I

George I (Hannover) - 1714-1727
Sophia I(Hannover) - 1727-1757 (2nd Child of George I)
Augustus I (Hohenzollern) - 1757-1813 (14th Child of Sophia I)
Augustus II (Hohenzollern) 1813-1843 (7th child of Augustus I)
William IV (Orange-Nassau) 1843-1843 (Grandchild of the 13th Child of Sophia I, and OTL King of the Netherlands)
Mary II (Orange-Nassau) 1843-1883 (4th Child of William IV)
Alexandrine I (Hohenzollern) 1883-1906 (4th Child of Mary II)
Albert I (Hohenzollern) 1906-1906 (3rd Child of Mary II)
Friedrich I (Hohenzollern) 1906-1925 (3rd Child of Albert I)
Albert II (Hohenzollern) 1925-1939 (2nd Child of Albert I)
Albert III (Hohenzollern) 1939-1940 (1st Child of Albert I)
Feodora I (Wettin) 1940-1945 (Grandchild of the 1st Child of Mary II)
William V (Wied-Neuwied) 1945-1945 (Grandchild of 3rd Child of William IV, and briefly Prince of Albania)
Victor I (Wied-Neuwied) 1945-1973 (2nd Child of William V)
Carl I (Bernadotte) 1973-2003 (Great Great Grandchild of 2nd Child of William IV)
Albert IV (Belgium) 2003- (Great Great Great Grandchild of 2nd Child of William IV, and was King of Belgium OTL until 2013)

On checking back I made an error but the results of the correct method were much more boring than the error, so I left it in
 

zaffre

At the same time, a Space Bug
Location
Massachusetts
A classic stefanbl monarch list, but this time I actually show my workings and tell you who the people are.

Ultimogeniture (Youngest Child Inherits) from George I

George I (Hannover) - 1714-1727
Sophia I(Hannover) - 1727-1757 (2nd Child of George I)
Augustus I (Hohenzollern) - 1757-1813 (14th Child of Sophia I)
Augustus II (Hohenzollern) 1813-1843 (7th child of Augustus I)
William IV (Orange-Nassau) 1843-1843 (Grandchild of the 13th Child of Sophia I, and OTL King of the Netherlands)
Mary II (Orange-Nassau) 1843-1883 (4th Child of William IV)
Alexandrine I (Hohenzollern) 1883-1906 (4th Child of Mary II)
Albert I (Hohenzollern) 1906-1906 (3rd Child of Mary II)
Friedrich I (Hohenzollern) 1906-1925 (3rd Child of Albert I)
Albert II (Hohenzollern) 1925-1939 (2nd Child of Albert I)
Albert III (Hohenzollern) 1939-1940 (1st Child of Albert I)
Feodora I (Wettin) 1940-1945 (Grandchild of the 1st Child of Mary II)
William V (Wied-Neuwied) 1945-1945 (Grandchild of 3rd Child of William IV, and briefly Prince of Albania)
Victor I (Wied-Neuwied) 1945-1973 (2nd Child of William V)
Carl I (Bernadotte) 1973-2003 (Great Great Grandchild of 2nd Child of William IV)
Albert IV (Belgium) 2003- (Great Great Great Grandchild of 2nd Child of William IV, and was King of Belgium OTL until 2013)

On checking back I made an error but the results of the correct method were much more boring than the error, so I left it in
Bit sad this isn't strict ultimogeniture - when I was working out how exactly Juan is last for the throne, I know I encountered the rather funny issue (which you can't get with most any other type of succession) that "higher up" branches marrying in actually loses you your spot in line.
 

stefanbl

Well-known member
Location
Wales
Bit sad this isn't strict ultimogeniture - when I was working out how exactly Juan is last for the throne, I know I encountered the rather funny issue (which you can't get with most any other type of succession) that "higher up" branches marrying in actually loses you your spot in line.
Could you explain how strict ultimogeniture would work?
 

zaffre

At the same time, a Space Bug
Location
Massachusetts
Could you explain how strict ultimogeniture would work?
Just replace "whoever is first in line" with "whoever is last in line". It's often just youngest daughter because of bog-standard male-preference stuff, but it starts to get massively convoluted when - well take, like, Philip, who was very distantly in line through Victoria but obviously his kids aren't, are they? Better claim takes preference.

UK law also messes it up because you have to work out if random bankrupt noble in the 1890s married a Catholic, hence the actual line ends up being a fairly tortured path via the Duke of Württemberg.
 

stefanbl

Well-known member
Location
Wales
Just replace "whoever is first in line" with "whoever is last in line". It's often just youngest daughter because of bog-standard male-preference stuff, but it starts to get massively convoluted when - well take, like, Philip, who was very distantly in line through Victoria but obviously his kids aren't, are they? Better claim takes preference.

UK law also messes it up because you have to work out if random bankrupt noble in the 1890s married a Catholic, hence the actual line ends up being a fairly tortured path via the Duke of Württemberg.
Ah, I suppose then what is the limit? The British line to the throne is famously many thousands, though I imagine other countries keep a tighter list.
 

stefanbl

Well-known member
Location
Wales
Gender Neutral Inheritance from William the Conqueror

William I
(Normandy) 1066-1087
William II (Normandy) 1087-1100
Henry I (Normandy) 1100-1135
Matilda I (Normandy) 1135-1167
Henry II (Plantagenet) 1167-1189
Matilda II (Plantagenet) 1189-1189 (Matilda probably died before her father, but it's more interesting if she didn't)
Matilda III (Weif) 1189-1209
Henry III (Welf) 1209-1227 (2nd Child of Matilda II)
Irmengard I (Welf) 1227-1260
Rudolf I (Zähringen) 1260-1287
Henry IV (Welf) 1287-1322 (Child of Great Grandchild of Matilda II)
Otto I (Welf) 1322-1344 (Child of Great Great Grandchild of Matilda II)
Albert I (Welf) 1344-1358 (Child of Great Great Grandchild of Matilda II)
Henry V (Welf) 1358-1363 (Child of Great Great Grandchild of Matilda II)
Magnus I (Welf) 1363-1369 (Child of Great Great Grandchild of Matilda II)
Magnus II (Welf) 1369-1373
Elizabeth I (Welf) 1373-1423
Ingeborg I (Schauenburg) 1423-1465
Christian I (Oldenburg) 1465-1481 (Child of Child of Elizabeth I, OTL King of Denmark)
John I (Oldenburg) 1481-1513 (OTL King of Denmark and Norway)
Christian II (Oldenburg) 1513-1559 (OTL King of Denmark and Norway and Sweden)
Dorothea I (Oldenburg) 1559-1580
Christiana I (Oldenburg) 1580-1590
Charles I (Lorraine) 1590-1608
Henry VI (Lorraine) 1608-1624
Nicole I (Lorraine) 1624-1657
Charles II (Lorraine) 1657-1690
Cosimo I (Medici) 1690-1723
Anna I (Medici) 1723-1743
Federick I (Hesse) 1743-1746 (Child of Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild of John I)
Frederick II (Hesse-Kassel) 1746-1785 (Child of Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild of John I, and OTL King of Sweden)
William I (Hesse) 1785-1821 (Child of Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild of John I, and OTL King of Sweden)
William II (Hesse-Kassel) 1821-1847
William III (Hesse-Kassel) 1847-1875
Mary I (Hesse-Kassel) 1875-1888 (Child of William II)
George I (Saxe-Meiningen) 1888-1914
Bernhard I (Saxe-Meiningen) 1914-1928
Feodroa I (Wettin) 1928-1945
Feodroa II (Saxe-Meiningen) 1945-1972 (Child of Child of George I)
Sophie I (Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach) 1972-1988
Michael I (Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach) 1988- (Child of Child of Feordoa II)

The Medici's and the branch of the Lorraine's who married into them were horribly incestous, with different grandparents feeding into the same people, so I got stuck in an incest circle for a while. I've also changed the formatting into something which is hopefully superior, including leaving off explanations when it's just one of the children of the previous Monarch.
 

MAC161

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Location
WI, USA
Timeline of U.S. Presidential Elections Between "Dixie Curtain" & "Dixie Curtain Sequel"

1964: Republican (i.e. liberal) Joe Kennedy, Jr. & Harold Stassen (Winner) vs. Democrat (i.e. conservative) Gov. Richard Nixon & Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. [1]

1968:
Harold Stassen & Edmund Muskie (Winner) vs. Nelson Rockefeller & Gerald Ford [2]

1972:
Richard Nixon & Rep. James Rhodes (Winner) vs. Harold Stassen & Edmund Muskie [3]

1976:
Richard Nixon & James Rhodes (Winner) vs. Henry M. Jackson & Sargent Shriver

1980: (????) (Winner) vs. Gov. Jerry Brown & Rep. Ted Kennedy [4]

1984:
Ronald Reagan & Phil Crane (Winner) vs. Rep. Ted Kennedy & Sen. Gaylord Nelson [5]

1988:
Sen. Walter Mondale & (????) (Winner) vs. Ronald Reagan & CT Rep. G.H.W. Bush [6]


[1] The events of "Dixie Curtain", far from undermining JPK's reelection campaign, actually propel him to a larger-than-expected margin of victory, yet a greater number of voters are wary of his and the GOP's agenda in the aftermath.


[2] Stassen wins much more narrowly, with most of his support being based on his tenure as JPK's VP.

[3] The death of GenSec Trotsky in 1969 (age 89), and fears over both the effects of the subsequent leadership turmoil in the USSR and the increasingly stagnating/hardline CSA to the south, severely undermines the GOP all the way to 1972, leading to Nixon's victory that year.

[4] Haven't decided whether to have Nixon run for a third term, or have Reagan win as in OTL, or go with another choice; suggestions welcome!

[5] Reagan's increasingly obvious decline in health and VP Crane's more and more tiresome/overwrought fearmongering over CSA and Soviet threats leads to a severely diminished margin of victory for the Dems.

[6] Crane's fearmongering finally leads to his being dropped from the ticket in favor of Bush, yet Mondale still wins thanks to public weariness with the effectively three-sided Cold War. Still not sure whether to go with Ferraro or another female VP choice; have already decided against Feinstein. Any thoughts?
 
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Yokai Man

Well-known member
The Wrong Brother

Leaders of the Labour Party

1994-2007 Tony Blair

2007-2010 Gordon Brown

2010-2012 David Miliband


-PARTY DECLARES BANKRUPTCY,DISSOLVES-

2010-2018 David Cameron (Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition,Conservative Majority after the 2012 General Election)

2010: David Cameron-Conservative [306],Gordon Brown-Labour [258],Nick Clegg-Liberal Democrat [57]
2012: David Cameron-Conservative [438],Alec Salmond-SNP [44],Ed Balls-Change [36],Alan Johnson-Progress [32],John McDonnell-SGP [25],Nick Clegg-Liberal Democrat [24],Jon Cruddas-British Democracy [21],Ieuan Wyn Jones-Plaid Cymru [6],Caroline Lucas-Green [3],George Galloway-Respect [3]
2014 Scottish Independence Referendum: 52,17% Against
2017: David Cameron-Conservative [410],Nicola Sturgeon-SNP [57],Ed Miliband-Change [35],Tessa Jowell-Progress [30],Nigel Farage-UKIP [27],John McDonnell-SGP [25],Jon Cruddas-British Democracy [21],Leanne Wood-Plaid Cymru [4],Caroline Lucas-Green [3],George Galloway-Respect [3]
2018 European Union Membership Referendum: 56,29% Out


2018-present day Michael Gove (Conservative Majority)
 

Persephone

Mishima Themboy
Pronouns
they/them
I was going to make a wikibox for this idea but I honestly couldn't be bothered to deal with formatting, so here's a list instead. I'll admit that I kinda started to lose steam past 76, but I think it's solid enough.

Ain't I Right?

1965 - 1969: Lyndon Baines Johnson (D-TX)/Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)
def. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ)/William Miller (R-NY)
1969 - 1977: Marty Robbins (R-AZ)/Ronald Reagan (R-CA)
1968 def. Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)/Edmund Muskie (D-ME)
1972 def. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)/George McGovern (D-SD)

1977 - 1981: Jerry Brown (D-CA)/Henry "Scoop" Jackson (D-WA)
def. Gerald Ford (R-MI)/Bob Dole (R-KS)
1981 - 1989: Jack Williams (R-AZ)/James L. Buckley (R-NY)
1980 def. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)/Walter Mondale (D-MN)
1984 def. Gary Hart (D-CO)/Jesse Jackson (D-IL)

1989 - 199X: James L. Buckley (R-NY)/Clint Eastwood (R-CA)

def. Michael Dukakis (D-MA)/Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX)
 
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Qaz_plm

White Castle soda bet
Location
The Speed Force
Pronouns
She/her
Just another dream deferred
1961-1965:John F.Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson(Democratic)
1960:Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.(Republican)
1965-1969:John F.Kennedy/Gaylord Nelson(Democratic)
1964:Harold Stassen/William Scranton(Republican)
1969-1973:Hubert Humphrey/Fred R. Harris(Democratic)
1968:Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.(Replacing Barry Goldwater)/John Tower(Republican)
1973-1976:Nelson Rockefeller/Thomas J.Anderson(Republican)
1972:
Hubert Humphrey/Fred R.Harris(Democratic),George Wallace/Thomas J.Anderson(AIP)
1976-1977:Howard Baker/Vacant(Republican)
1977-1981:Howard Baker/Mike Gravel(Republican)
1976:Adlai Stevenson III/Mike Gravel(Democratic)
1981-1985:Alexander Haig/Jack Kemp(Republican)
1980:Mike Gravel/L. Richardson Preyer(Democratic)
1984:Geraldine Ferraro(Replacing John Glenn)/Wilson Goode(Democratic)
 

gentleman biaggi

Based Slight Top
Pronouns
he/they is fine
Just another dream deferred
1961-1965:John F.Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson(Democratic)
1960:Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.(Republican)
1965-1969:John F.Kennedy/Gaylord Nelson(Democratic)
1964:Harold Stassen/William Scranton(Republican)
1969-1973:Hubert Humphrey/Fred R. Harris(Democratic)
1968:Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.(Replacing Barry Goldwater)/John Tower(Republican)
1973-1976:Nelson Rockefeller/Thomas J.Anderson(Republican)
1972:
Hubert Humphrey/Fred R.Harris(Democratic),George Wallace/Thomas J.Anderson(AIP)
1976-1977:Howard Baker/Vacant(Republican)
1977-1981:Howard Baker/Mike Gravel(Republican)
1976:Adlai Stevenson III/Mike Gravel(Democratic)
1981-1985:Alexander Haig/Jack Kemp(Republican)
1980:Mike Gravel/L. Richardson Preyer(Democratic)
1984:Geraldine Ferraro(Replacing John Glenn)/Wilson Goode(Democratic)
oh wow that’s cursed
 

GrayCatbird42

"Network" is a good movie
Location
Philadelphia
Pronouns
He/him
Just another dream deferred
1961-1965:John F.Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson(Democratic)
1960:Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.(Republican)
1965-1969:John F.Kennedy/Gaylord Nelson(Democratic)
1964:Harold Stassen/William Scranton(Republican)
1969-1973:Hubert Humphrey/Fred R. Harris(Democratic)
1968:Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.(Replacing Barry Goldwater)/John Tower(Republican)
1973-1976:Nelson Rockefeller/Thomas J.Anderson(Republican)
1972:
Hubert Humphrey/Fred R.Harris(Democratic),George Wallace/Thomas J.Anderson(AIP)
1976-1977:Howard Baker/Vacant(Republican)
1977-1981:Howard Baker/Mike Gravel(Republican)
1976:Adlai Stevenson III/Mike Gravel(Democratic)
1981-1985:Alexander Haig/Jack Kemp(Republican)
1980:Mike Gravel/L. Richardson Preyer(Democratic)
1984:Geraldine Ferraro(Replacing John Glenn)/Wilson Goode(Democratic)
Ah, ol' Wilson "Let's drop a bomb on a residential neighborhood, what could possibly go wrong?" Goode
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
1929-1931: Ramsay MacDonald (Labour)
1929 (Liberal Confidence & Supply) def: Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), David Lloyd-George (Liberal)
1931: Ramsay MacDonald (National Labour)
1931-1936: Stanley Baldwin (Conservative)

1931 (Coalition with Liberals) def: Arthur Henderson (Labour), Herbert Samuel (Liberal), Ramsay MacDonald (National Labour Organisation)
1936-1946: Tom Johnston (Labour, then Labour leading War Government)
1936 (Majority) def: Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Leslie Hoare Belisha (Liberal), Kenneth Lindsay replacing Malcolm MacDonald (National Labour), Winston Churchill (Constitutionalist)
1940 Election Cancelled Due To War
1945 (Minority) def: Anthony Eden (Anti-Socialist Coupon; Conservative, Liberal, National Labour), Megan Lloyd-George (Radicals), Harry Politt (CPGB), Winston Churchill (Constitutionalist)

1946-1952: Anthony Eden (National)
1946 (Majority) def: Tom Johnston (Labour), Megan Lloyd-George (Radicals), Harry Pollitt (CPGB), Winston Churchill (Constitutionalist)
1950 (Majority) def: Philip Noel-Baker (Labour), Richard Acland (Radicals), Phil Pritain (CPGB), Winston Churchill (Constitutionalist)

1952-1953: Oliver Lyttelton (National)
1953-1959: Ronald Cartland (National)
1954 (Majority) def: Philip Noel-Baker (Labour), Richard Acland (Radicals), Duncan Sandys (Constitutionalist)
1959-: Ted Jolliffe (Labour)
1959 (Majority) def: John Profumo replacing Ronald Cartland (National), Honour Balfour (Radicals), Duncan Sandys (‘True’ Constitutionalist), A.K.Chesterton (‘Imperial’ Constitutionalist)

Ted Jolliffe’s journey from the son of Canadian Chinese Missionaries to Prime Minister of Great Britain is a long and storied one. The main cut and thrust of his political journey would start in Oxford where with his friend David Lewis, the pair would engage in numerous protests and direct action sorties with the Oxford Labour Club. It was the height of the Troublesome Thirties and protests & fights with Fascists and so called Constitutionalists would permeate Jolliffe’s final years at Oxford.

Whilst Lewis would head back to Canada and help guide the nascent Canadian Socialist Movement over there, Jolliffe would end up staying in Oxford, taking part in the highly toxic 1936 election standing for the Oxford University constituency and being beaten by independent A.P.Herbert. Despite it losing, Ted managed enamour himself with the big Labour intellectuals G.D.H.Cole and Harold Laski. Becoming firm comrades with some of the intellectual giants of Johnston’s ‘New Plan’ saw Jolliffe given a job in the new Operations Department which was handling much of the ‘New Plan’ projects from Dam building to the creation of Cooperative farms.

Plans to eventually retire from the Department were put on hold by the Second World War as he helped administrate the Home Front, in his free time he wrote a treatise on a Post War Socialist Britain called that became a rallying cry amongst the Left. Offered a Safe Labour Seat in the run up to the 45’ election many assumed he would given a prestige cabinet job which he was...in the Johnston Minority Government. With the Right and Centre having merged into the National Party (after the brief Anti-Socialist coupon) Labour were roundly trounced in the Spring of 46’ with Jolliffe losing his position as the President of the Board of Trade.

Labour would enter into the wilderness and the battle for the soul of the Labour Party would begin. Content to continue with writing and Shadow cabinet work, Jolliffe would stay out of the 47’ leadership contest in which the Centre candidate Philip Noel-Baker beat Nye Bevan and Herbert Morrison for the position.

The next 8 years were of Centrist rule by the National Government, as Eden would keep most of the projects that the Johnston Government had created, under new ‘impartial’ management before being followed by the awkward blip of Oliver Lyttleton (who’s attempt to introduce the Market yet again to British society went...poorly) before being replaced by the Red Tory Ronald Cartland who would achieve a landslide victory of 80 seats leading to Philip Noel-Baker’s resignation.

It was in the wake of this crushing defeat that Ted Jolliffe would thrust forward as the Left candidate as previous ideal candidate John Freeman lost his seat. Jolliffe ran against a weak field as Morrison was seen as a has been and Evan Durbin seen as too much of a policy wonk for his own good (the offer of a Shadow Chancellor’s position eventually caused Durbin to drop out).

Jolliffe would take to Labour leadership well, his ability to combine intellectual rigour with the ability of a firey barn storming speaker caused Labour climb once again in popularity with the party gaining the majorities in the Scottish and Welsh assemblies for the first time since there creation.

Even still, there was a feeling that as the 1959 election was called that Labour would maybe gain a minority government at best as Ronald Cartland’s popularity was still high and the Constitutionalist party having split in half meaning the Right vote was less divided.

Then Cartland’s Homosexuality was revealed when Robert Boothby was caught in the company of the Krays which lead to connections between the Krays underworld and some of the young bachelors that Cartland had been found with. An attempt to salvage the situation with John Profumo just made things worse, as he was caught in his own sexual scandal.

Jolliffe would raise above it all as the tabloids ripped into the National Government as he pitched his vision of a Socialists Britain to a public who lapped it up and elected a vision of clean government and Socialist values.
The Next Forty Years;

1959-1968: Ted Jolliffe (Labour)

1959 (Majority) def: John Profumo replacing Ronald Cartland (National), Honour Balfour (Radicals), Duncan Sandys (‘True’ Constitutionalist), A.K.Chesterton (‘Imperial’ Constitutionalist)
1963 (Majority) def: Quintin Hogg (National), Honour Balfour (Radicals), Duncan Sandys (Unionist)

1968-1971: Reg Freeson (Labour)
1968 (Majority) def: Reginald Maudling (National), Eric Lubbock (Radical), Duncan Sandys (Unionist)
1971-1977: Reginald Maudling (National)
1971 (Majority) def: Reg Freeson (Labour), Eric Lubbock (Radical), Dennis Walters (Unionist)
1975 (Majority) def: Norman Atkinson (Labour), John Freeman (Democratic Labour), Tony Greaves (Radical), Dennis Walters (Unionist)

1977-1984: Dick Marsh (National)
1979 (Coalition with Democrats) def: Norman Atkinson (Labour), John Freeman (Democrats), Tony Greaves (Radical), Dennis Walters (Unionist)
1984-1991: Brian Clough (Labour)
1984 (Majority) def: Dick Marsh (National), Reg Prentice (Democrats), Tony Greaves (Radical), Dennis Walters (Unionist)
1988 (Majority) def: Peter Walker (National), Robert Maxwell (Democrats), Peter Hain (Radical), Winston Spencer-Churchill (Unionist)

1991-1992: Illtyd Harrington (Labour)
1992-1997: Chris Patten (National)

1992 (Coalition with Democrats) def: Illtyd Harrington (Labour), Robert Kilroy-Silk (Democrats), Peter Hain (Radical), Winston Spencer-Churchill (Unionist)
1997-: Joan Ruddock (Labour)
1997 (Majority) def: Chris Patten (National), Robert Kilroy-Silk (Democrats), Kishwer Falkner (Radical), Nicholas Soames (Unionist)
 

Turquoise Blue

Acutely Tibby
Patreon supporter
Location
The Land of the Trembling Star (UK)
Pronouns
they/them
"Unwanted, Unnecessary, Opportunistic"
Aka: The result of two cursed maps I did with my purchased UKElect map forecaster.
David Cameron (Conservative) 2010-2014
2010 [306, minority]: def. Gordon Brown (Labour) [258], Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) [57]
Roger Godsiff (Democratic Unionist) 2014-
2014 [209, minority coalition w/ Labour]: def. David Cameron (Conservative) [154], Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) [153], David Miliband (Labour) [111]
2019 [309, minority]: def. Theresa May (Conservative) [181], Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat) [126], Frank Field (Labour) [13]


The 2019 election was one that satisfied nobody. To Prime Minister Godsiff, it frustrated his aims at reaching a majority for his party, which just seemed to be within grasp all the way up until that exit poll. To ex-Home Secretary and (barely) Opposition Leader Theresa May, it was one of mixed feelings. The Conservatives was now firmly second place, but it dashed her promises of cutting deep within 2014 DUP seats. Jo Swinson may have made gains for the Liberal Democrats in votes, but it was cruelly clashed with a major fall back in seats. And as for Frank Field, already unpopular Labour leader who was seen by many as 'Godsiff-lite'? The first challenger emerged ten minutes after the exit poll.

The Prime Minister's survival of the Iranian attack seemed miraculous, but the gruelling War in Iran slowly eroded away the record-high approval ratings he had. Even as Theresa May and Jo Swinson ran weak campaigns, the bodies being brought back in bags were doing their job for them. And it came to the election night. The Prime Minister was definitely on far weaker grounds than before the election, even as he gained a hundred seats.

With Labour infighting and collapsing as a political force, and May (and her ultimate successor Rory Stewart) unwilling to prop up Godsiff's government, and the Liberal Democrats under Norman Lamb of the same mind, Godsiff was resigned to limping on as a minority. A wartime minority at that!

Plans for a new election was dashed by the arrival of coronavirus, which temporarily boosted Godsiff's government, but as 2021 continues, the polls return to that same dispiriting normal - a three-way tie between DUP, Tories and Lib Dems. The Prime Minister is rumoured to be planning his retirement...
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
Normal Politics...
1991-1996: Neil Kinnock (Labour)

1991 (Coalition with Liberal Democrats) def: John Major (Conservative), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrats)
1996-1999: Michael Heseltine (Conservative)
1996 (Majority) def: Neil Kinnock (Labour), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrats)
1999-2005: Michael Portillo (Conservative)
2000 (Majority) def: Tony Blair (Labour), Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrats), John Swinney (SNP)
2005-2010: Alistair Darling (Labour)
2005 (Majority) def: Michael Portillo (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrats)
2010-2017: Andrew Lansley (Conservative)
2010 (Majority) def: Alistair Darling (Labour), Vince Cable (Liberal Democrats), Robert Kilroy-Silk (UKIP), Lynne Jones-Caroline Lucas (Greens)
2014 (Liberal Democrats Confidence & Supply) def: Ed Balls (Labour), Lynne Featherstone (Liberal Democrats), Robert Kilroy-Silk (UKIP), Caroline Lucas (Greens)

2017-: Wendy Alexander (Labour)
2017 (Majority) def: Andrew Lansley (Conservative), Lynne Featherstone (Liberal Democrats), Mike Hookem (UKIP), Beki Adam-Rachel Maskell (Greens)
2021 (Majority) def: Penny Mourdaunt (Conservative), John Leech (Liberal Democrats), Carla Denyer-Rachel Maskell (Greens), Steven Woolfe (Community)


Full Throttle Kinnockism/Brownism never ends, the Europe question hangs eternally over British politics like a bad fart, no grand Lib Dem reinvention under Kennedy (though Leech is trying, bless him), the Greens become the home of the awkward British Left and the SNP and UKIP burn very bright and very fast before shrinking/collapsing into a hundred different pieces.
 
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