Having failed to win the support of parliament for the PM’s Brexit deal, the Conservative minority government is now on the verge of collapse. But can a general election break the deadlock?
Starting on the 11th of December with Theresa May’s defeat in the Commons, this is an updated version of the 2019 General Election. The polling hasn’t been updated (still Sept. 2018) but some of the parliamentary candidates have been updated from ConservativeHome, LabourList and a Lib Dem blog, (thanks Joe).
New Conservative leaders – Gove and Morgan (as well as May). New Labour leader – Umunna (as well as Corbyn and Thornberry). There’s also a few other updates based on feedback, and a slightly more realistic narrative (though still not a likely one!). Hope you enjoy.
United Kingdom – 2019 II
The Conservative minority government has announced that no deal has been reached with the EU just over two months before the Article 50 deadline. Without a majority for any kind of Brexit deal in parliament, it is time for the British public to return to the polls and break the Brexit deadlock once and for all.
United Kingdom – 2019
The balance of seats is actually taken from polling in September 2018 but is not implausible.
New leaders since 2017 – Sian Berry, Adam Price and Mary Lou MacDonald. Some possible leaders – James Cleverly, Emily Thornberry and Layla Moran…
The tendency towards two party politics also means that three campaigners are available to the Conservative and Labour leaders, representing their most senior allies. Facebook and Twitter have been added to the endorsers, as social media advertising is influential.
It’s what it says on the tin, this adds new leaders for both the major parties as well as some minor parties. In the near future I will add bios for the present leaders. I plan on adding more leaders, and diversifying the independent party (add minor parties and ideologically specific independents) sometime in the future.
United Kingdom – 2017 More Leaders
Updated: September 12 2018
Adjusts Leader attributes for Liam Fox and Hilary Benn.
Added David Cameron, John McDonnell, and Vince Cable.
1997 – Welsh Devolution Referendum
Click Here to Download the Scenario: Wales – 1997 Referendum
Wales overwhelmingly rejected a devolved assembly in 1979 by a margin of 80%-20%. After Tony Blair won the general election of May 1997, part of his vision for a ‘New Britain’ includes devolved institutions in Scotland and Wales. Scotland is very likely to accept both a Parliament and tax raising powers for a devolved parliament but Wales tends to be more sceptical of devolution. Labour and the Liberal Democrats are pushing hard for a yes vote and Plaid Cymru has reluctantly accepted Labour’s proposals even though they don’t think the plans go far enough. Meanwhile the no campaign is mainly made up of Conservatives but was formed by dissident Labour members, Carys Pugh and Betty Bowen, in the working class Labour stronghold of the Rhondda. They are less well organised than the establishment backed yes campaign but are nevertheless confident of victory. Can the yes campaign win in Wales or will the no side deal the first blow to Tony Blair and his New Labour government?
Yes For Wales Campaign
- Rt. Hon. Ron Davies MP (Labour)
- Rt. Hon. Dafydd Wigley MP (Plaid Cymru)
- Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP (Labour)
- Mr. Leighton Andrews (Labour)
Just Say NO Campaign
- Professor Nick Bourne (Conservative)
- Mrs Carys Pugh (Labour)
- Dr Tim Williams (Labour)
- Mr. Robert Hodge
Replies and Feedback Welcome
Click Here to Download the Scenario: Wales – 1997 Referendum
A new scenario from our neck of the woods! London has critical local elections coming up in just a couple of weeks time (2nd May: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_local_elections,_2018 )
Can Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party inflict severe losses upon the Conservatives, led by Theresa May? The contest is heating up for several conservative controlled councils, with the Tories heading for their worst ever result in the capital city. Can Labour take the critical Tory councils of Barnett, Wandsworth, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hillingdon and show that it is on the way to a general election victory? Or will Theresa May and the Tories hang onto most of their councils and take the steam out of the Labour steamroller? Will the Liberal Democrats be able to capitalise on the anti Brexit tide, or will it be the Greens or UKIP who become the 3rd party in London instead?
Last local elections: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_local_elections,_2014
A good night for Labour: Taking Barnett, Tower Hamlets, and at least three other of the councils. Inflicting losses of above 200 Councillors on the Tories would inflict severe damage on the Conservative Party.
A good night for the Conservatives: Holding onto all or most of their councils and (At worst) losing Barnett, but taking back Havering from the independents. Fighting off the Liberal Democrats in Richmond and Kingston. Losses of less than 100, or potential gains, would be a very good result.
A good night for the Liberal Democrats: Holding onto Sutton, winning Richmond and Kingston Upon Thames would show that the anti Brexit vote is in full swing
A good night for the Greens/UKIP: Winning anything at all.
Click here to download this scenario: 2018-London Local elections
After two landslide victories over the Tories in 1997 and 2001, Tony Blair’s Labour looks to be in a more precarious position going into the 2005 General Election. Britain’s controversial intervention in Iraq with the USA has seen the Prime Minister’s popularity plummet, and the government’s polling lead narrow significantly as the troubled Tory opposition restores some semblance of unity under former Home Secretary Michael Howard, and the Lib Dems take advantage of their anti war stance to increase their support.
Can Labour overcome their difficulties to win a record breaking third term in the style of their past two triumphs? Or will the Tories be able to bridge the gap and form their first government in eight years? And can charismatic Scot Charles Kennedy lead his Lib Dems to he breakthrough to major party status that they have been aspiring to for so long?
United Kingdom – 2005
I have done a quick mod of this scenario to edit the map to have the default background
1964 – United Kingdom – Map mod
There is now a second version which uses the default map and regions
1964 – United Kingdom (Default map)
I’ve done an update to this 1964 scenario adding Hugh Gaitskill (LAB), Rab Butler (CON) and Jeremy Thorpe (LIB).
I had to leave Jeremy Thorpe’s platform to the default Liberal party as I haven’t been able to find definite policy positions for 1964.
1964 – United Kingdom (Default map) v.2
If this is a copyright breach, just let me know & I’ll remove.
For Prime Minister Infinity British 2017
The recession during the second half of 1961, Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s sacking of seven cabinet members (The Night of the Long Knives, 13th July 1962), and the Profumo affair breaking in 1963 (the Secretary of State for War and MP for Stratford-on-Avon John Profumo having an affair with Christine Keeler who was also having an affair with a Soviet diplomat) have affected the governments’ popularity although this has recovered recently due to Reginald Maudling’s Dash For Growth budget. With the resignation of Macmillan due to a mistaken cancer diagnosis and Hugh Gaitskell’s death both Labour and the Conservatives have new leaders, but the Liberals are still led by Jo Grimond, in the first British general election of the 1960’s.
Daons has a version with the default map and one with the default background of the map I made.
The year is 1950. Having dealt a surprise loss to Winston Churchill’s Tories following the Allied victory in World War 2, the Attlee government has set about implementing Labour’s vision of a cradle to grave welfare state at home, amidst decolonisation and the start of the Cold War abroad. Whilst they have met with a number of successes, notably the founding of the National Health Service, their five years in government have not been without economic hardship as the country has had to face post-war austerity. Meanwhile, the Tories have rebounded from their 1945 loss, and have now embraced much of the new consensus around a more active government, and the polls are remarkably tight between the two parties. Can Churchill reclaim the Premiership from Attlee, or will Labour be allowed their first ever second term?
United Kingdom – 1950