Government of Bromley

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The Former Unionist Colony of Bromley or simply Bromley, is a unitary state with devolution that is governed within the framework of a parliamentary democracy, in which the Prime Minister, currently Wanda Salazar as of May 21 2022, is head of both government and state. The Prime Minister is mainly deputised by the Secretary to the Prime Minister, currently Maria Owle as of May 21 2021. The current government was elected at the 2021 General Election, called by the outgoing Prime Minister Mark Ashford of the Bromlavian Conservatives, and is currently led by a coalition of four left-wing parties - the Bromlavian Labour Party, Liberal Bromley, Black Voices and Left Progression (formerly Communist Party of Bromley). The coalition currently holds 152 seats out of 273, a majority within the Bromlavian National Assembly.

The Bromlavian political system uses First Past The Post at all elections, and elects the person with the most votes from first preference. National constituencies elect the same MP to the National Assembly as they do to the devolved Regional Council of that constituency's region (of which there are six regions), which has been criticised in the past by data analysts due to its restrictiveness. An independent candidate has never been elected to a constituency in Bromlavian history. The Prime Minister has the right to call an election at any time whether that is for the whole nation or a specific region (usually done for a precedent or a majority), and can call one when resigning (usually to coincide with high opinion polling or simply out of good will and democracy).

Bromlavian politics is usually dominated by the two main parties, the Bromlavian Conservatives (right wing) and Bromlavian Labour Party (left wing), where another party was in main power only at two elections since 1910. However, both parties have relied on other minor parties for coalition support in order to gain a majority, for example, the current government which holds the record for the most parties in a Bromlavian coalition. Coalition governments have only happened at two elections: 2021 (LAB-LIB-BLV-COM) and 1997 (LAB with Green Earth and Bromlavian Progressive Alliance). The National Assembly was solely governed by the Bromlavian Conservatives between 1854 and 1910 along with 1921 and 1957 until the rise of the Bromlavian Labour Party, with a Communist government being in power between 1910 and 1921 and the Ingerish Unionist Party being in government from Bromley's recognition as a democracy in 1731 until 1854. The far-right and fascist Bromley Defence Party governed a dictatorship between 1965 and 1974 where elections resumed and the Citizen's Interest Group won a landslide and led for three years until their dispersion.

Bromlavian political opinions and results have been classed as being volatile by professional analysts, due to large swings which can occur, most notably in the 2014, 2006, 1989, 1977, 1974 and 1965 elections, where large gains or losses occurred, in some cases, nearly all seats in the country where supermajorities occurred. This is thought to be because of the fast moving nature of Bromlavian politics and internal disputes, notably with the autonomous region of Barkenfry.

MPs elect a speaker for the National Assembly, who serves a four year term and can be re-elected an unlimited number of times. The speaker who is elected must be an incumbent MP for a constituency and once elected, must resign their seat to focus efforts on their roles as a speaker. The candidate who receives the second highest amount of votes becomes the deputy speaker - with MPs only allowed to vote for one person. The speaker sits as an indepdendent politician and is not included in the 273 seats in the National Assembly. It is common for the speaker to be elected from the main governing party due to majority vote within the National Assembly. The current Speaker is Robert Boland, former Labour MP for Lindow, and the Deputy Speaker is Mally Corderton, former Conservative MP for Fallholt.

Incumbent Government

Parliament of Bromley
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   Bromlavian Labour Party: 100 seats
   Bromlavian Conservatives: 100 seats
   Liberal Bromley: 24 seats
   Black Voices: 14 seats
   Left Progression: 14 seats
   Indipensiya Bàkenfray: 13 seats
   Green Earth: 3 seats
   For Bromley: 2 seats
   Charity: 1 seat
   Unionist Party: 1 seat
   Westranger Independence Party: 1 seat

Above is the current makeup of the Bromlavian National Assembly as of July 2022 - after by-elections and defections between parties.

Parties

Party Logo Ideology Description Leader
Bromlavian Labour Party
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Centre-Left Socialist/Social Democrat party advocating for social, economic and environmental fairness Wanda Salazar
Bromlavian Conservatives Centre-Right Capitalist party advocating for more authoritarian policies Victor Thatching-Moss
Liberal Bromley Centre Liberal democratic party advocating for freer economic and social policies Madd Tiketstatmold
Black Voices Left-Wing Party representing interests of Black Bromlavian and Ostafariuan-Je minority groups Marsha Opoengu-Kuzu
Indipensiya Bàkenfray
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Left-Wing to Far-Left Radical regional socialist party advocating for Barkenfrier self-determination and independence from Bromley Waro Cpransa
Left Progression Far-Left Radical authoritarian party advocating for absolute social, economic and environmental equality (former Communist Party) Matilda Graves
Green Earth Left-Wing Eco-socialist party advocating for greater regulations on environmental activity as well as social equality Alastair Kettering
For Bromley Right-Wing to Far-Right Authoritarian party advocating for anti-immigration, radical Christic interests, anti-minority interests and isolationism Ross Widdecombe
Charity Big Tent Party advocating for generosity amongst people, tend to compete with Bromlavian Conservatives in constituencies John Acton
Unionist Party Far-Right Fascist party representing populations along New Austland border, where fighting has been happening for years Sam Deacon

Bromlavian Cabinet

The last cabinet reshuffle was made following Sally Hansen's resignation as Prime Minister, and her subsequent replacement by Wanda Salazar (Bromlavian Labour Party).

With 4 female party leaders in the incumbent LAB-LIB-BLV-COM coalition, the Assembly of Nations has regarded Bromley as having "one of the most progressive governments in the world".

First Salazar Ministry
Incumbent Office(s) Political Party Took Office Notes
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Wanda Salazar
MP for Scrabster
(born 1970)
Prime Minister of the Former Unionist Colony of Bromley
Leader of the Bromlavian Labour Party
Bromlavian Labour Party 21 May 2022 Defence Secretary (2021-2022)
Shadow Trade Secretary (2019-2021)
James Christie
MP for Millstone
(born 1964)
Deputy Prime Minister
Secretary to the Prime Minister
Deputy Leader of the Bromlavian Labour Party
Bromlavian Labour Party 21 May 2022 Defence Secretary (2012-2017)
Health Secretary (2018-2019)
Shadow Health Secretary (2019-2019)
Madd Tiketstatmold
MP for Deraket
(born 1970)
Deputy Coalition Leader
Leader of Liberal Bromley
Liberal Bromley 27 March 2022 Leader since March 2022
Marsha Opoengu-Kuzu
MP for Regverfed North
(born 1974)
Deputy Coalition Leader
Leader of Black Voices
Black Voices 4 March 2021 Leader since June 2019
Matilda Graves
MP for Sarit South
(born 1996)
Deputy Coalition Leader
Leader of Left Progression
Left Progression 4 March 2021 Leader of Communist Party of Bromley (2020-2022)
Jack Harris
MP for Lindow
(born 1975)
Exchequer's Chancellor Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 Leader of Centrist Labour (2009-2013)
Working Effort Secretary (2015-2019)
Kyle Owle
MP for City North West
(born 1977)
Home Secretary
Minister of the Bromlavian Civil Service
Minister of Justice
Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 AN Representative for Bromley (2014-2017)
Maria Owle
MP for Portslade South
(born 1982)
Foreign Secretary
Minister for International Diplomacy
Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 Home Secretary (2022-2022)
Health Secretary (2021-2022)
Transport Secretary (2021-2021)
Shadow Transport Secretary (2019-2021)
Shaun Yytr
MP for Squall's End
(born 1980)
Defence Secretary
Minister for War
Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 Shadow Defence Secretary (2019-2021)
Culture Secretary (2018-2019)
Ggreg Ellinn
MP for Sante Marinn
(born 1970)
Health Secretary Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 Environment Secretary (2022-2022)
Hwen Fraser
MP for Domburton
(born 1971)
Business Secretary
Minister for Local Investment
Left Progression 3 March 2022
Tom Rardland
MP for New Carnival
(born 1985)
Trade Secretary
Minister for International Investment
Minister for Maritime
Bromlavian Labour Party 3 March 2022 Culture Secretary (2021-2022)
Monro Robediket
MP for Sudmunt
(born 1949)
Working Effort Secretary
Minister for Employment Rights
Minister for State Assistance
Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 Foreign Secretary (2009-2012)
Defence Secretary (2007-2009, 2012-2013)
Shadow Foreign Secretary (2003-2006)
Shadow Trade Secretary (2001-2003)
Ayla Fizz
MP for Compton View
(born 1964)
Education Secretary
Minister for Families
Minister for Children
Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022 Exchequer's Chancellor (2021-2022)
Shadow Exchequer's Chancellor (2019-2021)
Business Secretary (2015-2019)
Simon Johnson-Dowajo
MP for Gidmetistag
(born 1965)
Environment Secretary Black Voices 24 May 2022 Foreign Secretary (2022-2022)
Business Secretary (2021-2021)
Working Effort Secretary (2021-2022)
Grace Marders
MP for Haddenham
(born 1989)
Housing Secretary
Minister for Infrastructure
Bromlavian Labour Party 3 March 2022
Motade Bortorgik
MP for Letistalentek
(born 1969)
Transport Secretary
Minister for Border Control
Liberal Bromley 24 May 2022 Business Secretary (2021-2022)
Working Effort Secretary (2022-2022)
Mari Ellinn
MP for Ibudraren
(born 1962)
Culture Secretary
Minister for State Television
Minister for Sport
Bromlavian Labour Party 24 May 2022

Opinion Polling

Bromlavian polling company 'Brompoll' are the main political poll aggregators. Polls are carried out randomly but most often after major events, such as a cabinet reshuffle or scandal. The company have been accused of altering results in the past to favour certain parties, in particular the Bromlavian Conservatives.

Bromley

Dates
conducted
Pollster Area Lab Con Lib Blv Ibk Lpr Gre Others Lead
8 Jul 2022 Brompoll National 36% 36% 0% 1% 7% 15% 3% 2% Tie
26 Jun 2022 Brompoll National 37% 36% 0% 1% 8% 12% 4% 2% 1%
23 Jun 2022 Communist Party of Bromley rebrands as Left Progression
10 Jun 2022 Brompoll National 34% 35% 0.4% 1% 8% 16% 3% 3% 1%
9 May 2022 Sally Hansen resigns as Prime Minister
3 Apr 2022 Brompoll National 36% 34% 0.3% 1% 8% 15% 3% 3% 2%
2 Mar 2022 Janie Offen survives Deputy Leadership challenge against Wilheim Loft-Pupka
20 Feb 2022 Brompoll National 39% 36% 0% 2% 9% 9% 2% 3% 3%
7 Dec 2021 Brompoll National 49% 32% 0.7% 3% 4% 6% 2% 2% 17%
18 Oct 2021 Brompoll National 46% 33% 5% 4% 3% 6% 2% 2% 13%
24 Sep 2021 Brompoll National 44% 34% 5% 3% 7% 5% 1% 1% 10%
16 Jul 2021 Liberal Bromley join coalition with rival party Black Voices
15 May 2021 Brompoll National 43% 36% 9% 4% N/A 6% 1% 1% 7%
17 Mar 2021 Brompoll National 42% 33% 11% 4% N/A 5% 2% 3% 9%
3 Mar 2021 2021 Bromlavian General Election National 41.4% 37.3% 8.4% 5.1% N/A 4.0% 1.0% 1.5% 4.1%

Barkenfry

Dates
conducted
Pollster Area Ibk Lpr Lab Con Gre Lib Others Lead
11 Apr 2022 Brompoll Barkenfry 61% 20% 11% 2% 4% 0% 2% 41%
20 Feb 2022 Brompoll Barkenfry 75% 12% 6% 2% 4% 0% 1% 63%
18 Oct 2021 Brompoll Barkenfry 33% 17% 35% 9% 4% 1% 1% 2%
20 Aug 2021 Brompoll Barkenfry 44% 18% 24% 6% 5% 1% 2% 20%
15 Jul 2021 2021 Barkenfrier Regional Election Barkenfry 47.4% 18.2% 16.7% 7.3% 4.6% 4.0% 1.8% 29.2%
20 Jun 2021 Brompoll Barkenfry 36% 12% 29% 8% 7% 4% 3% 7%
3 Mar 2021 2021 Bromlavian General Election Barkenfry N/A 18.7% 68.8% 17.6% 1.4% 0.9% 2.6% 49%

Westrange

Dates
conducted
Pollster Area Lib Lab Blv Con Gre WIP Others Lead
11 Apr 2022 Brompoll Westrange 4% 36% 7% 25% 6% 10% 13% 11%
18 Oct 2021 Brompoll Westrange 23% 19% 22% 21% 1% 13% 1% 1%
16 Jul 2022 Liberal Bromley join coalition with rival party Black Voices
20 Jun 2021 Brompoll Westrange 24% 18% 21% 11% 1% 23% 2% 1%
3 Mar 2021 2021 Bromlavian General Election Westrange 31.9% 23.7% 19.2% 18.4% 1.8% N/A 4.0% 8.2%

Rafferty

Dates
conducted
Pollster Area Con Lab Lpr Lib Blv Grn Others Lead
11 Apr 2022 Brompoll Rafferty 42% 19% 33% 0% 4% 1% 1% 7%
18 Oct 2021 Brompoll Rafferty 56% 25% 11% 2% 3% 2% 1% 31%
3 Mar 2021 2021 Bromlavian General Election Rafferty 52.9% 26.1% 8.8% 7.5% 3.9% 1.8% 1.0% 27%

Erbale

Dates
conducted
Pollster Area Lab Con Lib Lpr Fbr Grn Others Lead
11 Apr 2022 Brompoll Rafferty 39% 37% 2% 13% 2% 5% 2% 2%
3 Mar 2021 2021 Bromlavian General Election Rafferty 42.4% 38.8% 5.3% 4.9% 3.1% 2.5% 3.0% 3.6%