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 Matilda Graves as of 1 January 2023, is head of both government and state. The Prime Minister is mainly deputised by the Secretary to the Prime Minister, currently Malcolm Bartley as of 1 January 2023. The current government was elected at the 2022 General Election, following a vote being forced through the National Assembly, and is currently led by a coalition of four left-wing parties - Left Progression, the Bromlavian Labour Party, Indipensiya Bàkenfray and Green Earth. The coalition currently holds 52 seats out of 99, 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. The Bromlavian constituency system was reformed in 2022, and the number of constituencies/seats was reduced from 273 to 99, with a median of around 75,000 residents in each seat. 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 this is done after a precedent was set that no more than two consecutive Prime Ministers of the same party can resign without calling a General Election).

Bromlavian politics is usually dominated by the two main parties, the Bromlavian Conservatives (centre-right) and Bromlavian Labour Party (centre-left), where another party has been in main power only at three elections since 1917. However, both major parties may rely on other minor parties for coalition support in order to gain a majority, for example, the current government. Coalition governments have happened at three elections: 2022 (LPR-LAB-IBK-GRE) 2021 (LAB-LIB-BLV-COM) and 1997 (LAB-GRE-BPA). 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 1917 and 1920 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. In 2022, whilst Left Progression didn't win the most seats, they formed a coalition government.

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 2022, 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.

Previous Election

The last election was held on 28 December 2022 following a vote in the National Assembly. The 2022 Bromlavian General Election led to a hung assembly for the second consecutive time, with the Bromlavian Conservatives being the largest party but without a governing majority. This led to three days of negotiations between the major parties, with the Bromlavian Labour Party holding the balance of power. Matilda Graves (Left Progression) formed a left-wing coalition and subsequently became Prime Minister.

Bromlavian 2022 General Election Results

Parties Votes % ± Seats ±
Bromlavian Conservatives 33.1 -4.2 41 Increase3
Left Progression 32.8 +28.8 24 Increase21
Bromlavian Labour Party 24.1 -17.3 20 Decrease24
Indipensiya Bàkenfray 3.7 +3.7 5 New
Green Earth 3.2 +2.2 3 Increase 2
Liberal Bromley 1.1 -7.3 2 Decrease7
Black Voices 1.0 -4.1 1 Decrease2
Westrange Independence Party 0.4 +0.4 1 Increase1
For Bromley 0.5 -1.0 1 Decrease1
Independent 0.1 +0.1 1 New

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Incumbent Government

Parliament of Bromley
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   Bromlavian Conservatives: 42 seats
   Left Progression: 26 seats
   Bromlavian Labour Party: 19 seats
   Green Earth: 4 seats
   Indipensiya Bàkenfray: 2 seats
   Liberal Bromley: 2 seats
   Black Voices: 1 seat
   Westrange Independence Party: 1 seat
   For Bromley: 1 seat
   Independent: 1 seat

Above is the current makeup of the Bromlavian National Assembly as of January 2023

Parties

Party Logo Ideology Description Leader Antarephian Coalition
Bromlavian Conservatives Centre-Right Economic liberalism, Social conservatism, Unionism Victor Thatching-Moss
  C
Left Progression Left-Wing to Far-Left Democratic socialism, left-wing populism, Antascepticism Matilda Graves
  L
Bromlavian Labour Party
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Centre-Left Social democracy, Democratic socialism, Unionism, pro-Antarephianism Malcolm Bartley
  S-D/S
Indipensiya Bàkenfray
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Left-Wing to Far-Left Barkenfrier nationalism, Barkenfrier independence, Democratic socialism, Layrophilia Waro Cpransa
  L
Green Earth Left-Wing Eco-socialism, Antascepticism Alastair Kettering
  G
Liberal Bromley Centre Liberal conservatism, pro-Antarephianism Madd Tiketstatmold
  LR
Black Voices Left-Wing Ostafariuan-Je interests, Democratic socialism Marsha Opoengu-Kuzu
  NI
Westrange Independence Party Centre Westranger nationalism, Westranger independence, Ostafariuan-Je interests Mabaker Gadadigetig
  NI
For Bromley Right-Wing to Far-Right Right-wing populism, Christic interests, Antascepticism Ross Widdecombe
  RR

Bromlavian Cabinet

The last cabinet reshuffle was made following the resignation of Mary Epworth as Foreign Secretary on 30 January 2024.

First Graves Ministry
Incumbent Office(s) Political Party Took Office Notes
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Matilda Graves
MP for Cenigkel and Ggeserba safe-Sumi
(born 1993)
Prime Minister of the Former Unionist Colony of Bromley
Leader of Left Progression
Left Progression 1 January 2023 Leader since April 2021
Malcolm Bartley
MP for Aberydales and West Lawrence
(born 1962)
Deputy Prime Minister
Secretary to the Prime Minister
Leader of the Bromlavian Labour Party
Bromlavian Labour Party 1 January 2023 Leader since January 2023
Shadow Home Secretary (2019-2020)
Culture Secretary (2014-2018)
Isaac Hooperton
MP for eRacet West
(born 1985)
Deputy Coalition Leader
Leader of Green Earth
Green Earth 1 January 2023 Leader since January 2023
Idi Saggay
MP for Sarit Koperataw and Kalkara
(born 1975)
Exchequer's Chancellor Left Progression 1 January 2023
Melody Thornton
MP for North West Bàkenfray
(born 1966)
Home Secretary
Minister of the Bromlavian Civil Service
Left Progression 1 January 2023 Health Secretary (2021-2021)
Eddie Grassingham
MP for North Rafferty
(born 1980)
Foreign Secretary
Minister for International Diplomacy
Left Progression 30 January 2024 Housing Secretary (2023-2024)
Official portrait of Jeff Smith MP crop 2.jpg
Yaf Israel
MP for City Folson
(born 1961)
Law and Justice Secretary Bromlavian Labour Party 1 January 2023
David Tarr
MP for Bellamcole Langford
(born 1988)
Defence Secretary
Minister for War
Left Progression 8 August 2023
Eric Jeaves Aston
MP for Keskin
(born 1955)
Health Secretary Left Progression 1 January 2023
Ruth Sturgeon
MP for Sudbury and Penkurth
(born 1962)
Business Secretary
Minister for Local Investment
Bromlavian Labour Party 1 January 2023
Robed Zamaliket
MP for City Shadwick
(born 1971)
Trade Secretary
Minister for International Investment
Minister for Maritime
Bromlavian Labour Party 8 August 2023
Jen Craddock
MP for Crickleshaw West
(born 1955)
Work Secretary
Minister for Employment Rights
Minister for State Assistance
Left Progression 1 January 2023
Tim Hawes
MP for Branningtown and Beebury
(born 1981)
Education Secretary
Minister for Families
Minister for Children
Bromlavian Labour Party 1 January 2023
George Kennedy-Callus
MP for City Dumfry
(born 1958)
Environment Secretary Green Earth 1 January 2023
Elle Harrow
MP for Boatwright and Sanlow
(born 1979)
Housing Secretary
Minister for Infrastructure
Left Progression 30 January 2024
Carol Noakely
MP for Romsey, Aynor and Demetree
(born 1974)
Transport Secretary
Minister for Border Control
Bromlavian Labour Party 1 January 2023 Shadow Foreign Secretary (2019-2020)
Erayn Ggeserba
MP for Sante Marinn and Sarit Rural
(born 1959)
Culture Secretary
Minister for State Television
Minister for Sport
Left Progression 8 August 2023
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Reena Bainbridge
MP for Portslade Arnwick
(born 1983)
Leader of the National Assembly Left Progression 1 January 2023
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Phyr Tirsa
MP for Sarit Ggamiwama
(born 1967)
Barkenfry Regional Secretary Left Progression 1 January 2023
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Ulet Odigapet
MP for Gidmetistag and Zet East
(born 1970)
Westranger Regional Secretary Left Progression 1 January 2023

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 Con Lpr Lab Ibk Gre Lib Blv Others Lead
12 Apr 2024 Brompoll National 35% 22% 25% 4% 6% 3% 2% 3% 10%
24 Mar 2024 Brompoll National 35% 23% 24% 4% 7% 3% 2% 3% 12%
13 Mar 2024 Brompoll National 35% 24% 23% 4% 6% 3% 2% 3% 11%
31 Jan 2024 Brompoll National 37% 26% 21% 4% 5% 3% 2% 2% 11%
29 Jan 2024 Bromley votes to remain in the Antarephian Coalition
27 Jan 2024 Brompoll National 33% 35% 16% 4% 5% 3% 2% 2% 2%
2 Jan 2024 Brompoll National 33% 38% 15% 3% 5% 2% 2% 2% 5%
31 Oct 2023 Brompoll National 34% 35% 17% 3% 6% 1% 2% 2% 1%
6 Sep 2023 Brompoll National 27% 40% 21% 2% 5% 1% 1% 3% 13%
8 Aug 2023 Brompoll National 32% 36% 19% 3% 4% 1% 1% 4% 4%
28 Jul 2023 Brompoll National 33% 34% 20% 4% 3% 1% 1% 4% 1%
29 Jun 2023 Brompoll National 27% 36% 23% 4% 4% 2% 1% 3% 7%
3 Jun 2023 Brompoll National 23% 41% 23% 3% 4% 2% 2% 2% 18%
29 Apr 2023 Brompoll National 27% 38% 22% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 11%
1 Mar 2023 Brompoll National 25% 40% 23% 2% 5% 1% 2% 2% 15%
16 Feb 2023 Brompoll National 27% 38% 24% 2% 4% 1% 2% 2% 11%
14 Jan 2023 Brompoll National 28% 37% 25% 2% 4% 1% 1% 2% 9%
28 Dec 2022 2022 Bromlavian General Election National 33.1% 32.8% 24.1% 3.7% 3.2% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0.3%

The following graph shows Brompoll voting intention polling results from the General Election in March 2021 to the General Election in December 2022.

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Dates
conducted
Pollster Area Lab Con Lib Blv Ibk Lpr Gre Others Lead
23 Dec 2022 Brompoll National 26% 31% 1% 1% 5% 31% 3% 2% Tie
16 Dec 2022 Brompoll National 25% 31% 1% 1% 5% 32% 3% 2% 1%
9 Dec 2022 Brompoll National 23% 30% 2% 1% 5% 33% 5% 2% 3%
6 Dec 2022 Brompoll National 26% 30% 2% 1% 5% 30% 4% 2% Tie
28 Nov 2022 Brompoll National 27% 32% 2% 1% 5% 27% 4% 2% 5%
27 Nov 2022 Snap general election called following vote in National Assembly
25 Nov 2022 Brompoll National 28% 33% 3% 1% 6% 25% 3% 1% 5%
17 Nov 2022 Brompoll National 27% 34% 2% 1% 6% 25% 3% 2% 7%
19 Oct 2022 Brompoll National 26% 37% 0% 1% 6% 24% 4% 2% 11%
4 Oct 2022 Brompoll National 24% 38% 0% 1% 6% 25% 4% 2% 13%
26 Sep 2022 Brompoll National 26% 38% 0% 1% 6% 23% 4% 2% 12%
26 Sep 2022 Wanda Salazar survives vote of no confidence 59-41
15 Sep 2022 Brompoll National 30% 37% 0% 1% 6% 21% 3% 2% 7%
12 Sep 2022 Brompoll National 32% 36% 0% 1% 7% 18% 4% 2% 4%
11 Sep 2022 Left Progression leave coalition due to lack of cabinet representation
21 Aug 2022 Brompoll National 36% 35% 0.3% 1% 7% 15% 3% 2% 1%
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
19 Oct 2022 Brompoll Barkenfry 49% 35% 7% 2% 5% 0% 2% 14%
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
19 Oct 2022 Brompoll Westrange 1% 21% 6% 32% 8% 11% 21% 11%
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%