The Unity Party

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The Unity Party

Party-The Unity Party.png
General Information
Country Flag-UK.jpg UK
Abbreviation TUP
Newspaper The Unity Post
Forum Part of UK Forum
Founded January 15th 2008
Political
President invalidi_vozodovac1
Members 356
Congress Occupancy 0/36 seats, 0%
Orientation Center-left
Ideology Libertarian

Created in January 2008 under the name Now El313ct Winners, The Unity Party is the largest party by membership in the United Kingdom with around 220 members. In version one height the party membership was around 800.

The party has produced fifteen UK Prime Ministers: Final Destiny, Malta_1990, Hassan Pesaran, GLaDOS, Mr Woldy, Karacticus, Jamesw, Iain Keers, Frerk, Artela, Kevy Kev Kev Junior Shabado, Temujin94, Thomas765, Kravenn and Talon Karrde. It has also contributed a large amount of congress members, Ministers and Advisors to the UK. Party members have also contributed to the ATLANTIS, PEACE GC, Phoenix, Terra and ONE alliances and various eWorld governments, with many of its members being eWorld renowned for their expertise.

Although the party went through a slump in July 2008, the election of Hassan Pesaran in September 08 proved to be a successful one and the party grew rapidly. Growing to the third biggest party in the UK behind UK Reform and the People's Communist Party, the election of Iain Keers as Party President in March 2009 prompted more reform and growth, overtaking the PCP and becoming the UK's second biggest party. Under the leadership of Karacticus in October 2009, the Unity Party finally overtook UK Reform to become the countries biggest party. Over the past two years the Unity Party has become synonymous with fairness, equality and support for new players. The Unity Party is currently led by Talon Karrde.


 The Unity Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few; where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe and where we live together freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.  

Party held Positions

Prime Minister

Cabinet

Members of Parliament

Party Constitution

The Constitution of The Unity Party is best described as the guiding force behind the party. It defines us as a democratic socialist party and pulls us all together to get through tough times. It's definitely something everyone considering joining TUP should read.

See the Constitution for more details

The Council of Unity

The Council of Unity was first founded by former Party Leader Squiddy and is now a formally constituted Unity Party institution. The Council has had many different incarnations, as an executive body, a mini-cabinet style body and as a company management group. It is currently a group of senior advisers and ex-Party Presidents. Graduation as a PP grants you a position on the CoU and permanent ops (leadership) in our party IRC room. The Council is purely advisory and exerts no power over the Party President (as executive) or the Party as a policy making entity.

Members of the Council
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Party President
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Party Vice-President
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Councilor
Dan Moir
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Councilor
Kevy Kev Kev Junior shabado
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Councilor
Karacticus
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Councilor
Mr Woldy
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Councilor
Iain Keers
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Councilor
Temujin94
For information what the council does for the party see: Council of Unity Duties

Major Policies

The Unity Party was founded originally as a centre-left socialist party. It's ideals are focused on helping new players develop their game, on guiding the UK through it's difficult foreign affairs position and on redistributing power and wealth from the hands of the few to those of the many. Through over three years of gaming, the Party has led the UK through some of its most difficult periods. Despite our best efforts, regressive movements from the right have set back many of the policies we implemented. Here are just a few of the major policies brought in under TUP leadership over the past 3 years.

Professionalised Armed Forces

Before the Hassan Pesaran Presidencies in 2009, the UK army was mainly comprised of volunteer regiments. As such, there was no regular supply, IRC elites or other common features of the current armed forces model. In July/August of 2009, the government nationalised the armed forces, bringing 90% of all soldiers into government owned companies and beginning to supply based on the weapons commune model created by TUP. The changes resulted in a huge increase in damage, and the model was later copied by units and governments from all over the world. As a result of this nationalisation, at its peak the government employed almost one third (400-600) of the UK workforce in what was the largest commune since the fall of /v/akistan.

Wellness Fast/Gifting Hub/The Unity Food Program

TUP has always had the welfare of young players at its heart. In the past, the cost of wellness was far higher than now, at about £1.20 per unit of wellness. It was also impossible to recover health using food, except at daychange. Many players found themselves stuck on low wellness. TUP has always championed government gifting schemes, from "Wellness Fast" (introduced under Malta1990 in April 09) to the Gifting Hub brought in by Mr Woldy in October 09. This was finally axed by a UKRP government in early 2011, but TUP has established The Unity Food Program to replace it. TUfP is entirely funded by the party and has helped hundreds of citizens who have found themselves stuck on low wellness.

House of Lords Abolition

For much of the history of the UK, it has been dominated by unelected elders. This was epitomised by the "House of Lords", an upper chamber which at its peak had similar powers to congress, but was made up of entirely unelected elder statesmen. They blocked many policies which looked to be radical, or against their politics. TUP eventually abolished the House of Lords in 2010, meaning that congress and the President are now the legitimate elected sovereign government of the eUK.

Ireland

TUP has had a strong presence in our foreign policy historically, with many of the UK's prominent international figures being TUP members. Ireland was a difficult question, and one we considered long and hard (for about five minutes). Taking a leaf from the original 313 Parties, our policy on Ireland is: "Drink Beer and Invade Ireland".

History 2010

June

Jamesw announced he would be running a single term of office and the party elected Mr Woldy to be it's candidate in the June Prime Ministerial elections running against the UKRP candidate Dishmcds. These two giants of eRepublik fought a long and clean campaign but Mr Woldy was elected with a sizeable majority of 55.36%; the largest voting percentage ever given to a Unity Party Prime Minister. This started Mr Woldy's fourth term as Prime Minister; having previously held the post in the months of October - December of 2009.

Dan Moir announced his decision to stand down as Party President this month. Pensive announced his intention to stand for the Party Presidency. The party faced a takeover attempt from UKRP member Jhorlin, determined on reversing legalisation through any means necessary that the party voted on an amendment for the House of Lords, which caused much debate and a massive forum split during the voting proceeding; the legislation effectively killed the ill fated House of Lords which was a split for many left-right politicians. Pensive won the election with a landslide result of 82% but the battle for the House of Lords to be reintroduced still rages to this day in Public Discussion.

Elections to House of Commons was interrupted with invasion from Poland and protective region swapping from Netherlands on the eve of the election. The party elected every candidate possible within the countries four remaining regions; with two additional congress members being returned in East of England from Experience Points over the other candidates, due to all candidates there having 0 votes in a eRepublik bug and the region being returned before the voting ended on the 26th.

The party returned 9 seats out of a possible 19 seat house in a very hotly contested election due to a change in regions, making it the second best election result in the party's history in terms of overall percentage of seats winnable.

July

Iain Keers was selected to be the candidate for the July Prime Minister elections after Mr Woldy decided not to rerun for election. Iain won the vote against the seasoned candidate GLaDOS, who was confident of victory after defeating the party in the April election, but Iain won a large majority due to promise of widespread reform and was elected Prime Minister. Pensive announced he was unable to run another month of party presidency, due to being unable to fulfil congressional commitments and Kevy Kev Kev Junior shabado was the party's only candidate.

July Commons elections the party lost ground due to tied on XP close votes at the 11th hour and reduced players during the change to V2 which hit the party vote hard, but the party held joint top for number of seats sharing that honour with the UKRP.

August

The party ran Jamesw as it's official candidate for the PM election and was defeated by John Barlett in a election with an extremely reduced turnout from all sides, due to the introduction of V2 this month. It was also the first month in over a year and a half that no TUP members held any cabinet positions in government. Jamesw later took over as Deputy Prime Minister and joined the cabinet after Dishmcds quit the game and eventually moved to become Prime Minister elect after John Bartlett requested impeachment due to similar dissatisfaction with the game alongside Dish. August Commons elections seen a return to form for the party and seen the party elect everyone who showed interest in joining government, due to a reduced number of able candidates.

September

Jamesw retained the role of Prime Minister after having done the job for half of August and no candidate declared interest in running against him. GGRyan stood for the purpose of impeachment proceedings as Deputy Prime Minister, to ensure he would gain ingame powers if James was unable to perform his duties and did not actively campaign for the role. Asher Di Immortales is the party candidate for Party Presidential elections and was elected with a landslide vote.

The People's Communist Party chose to end all relations with the party thus abolishing UK-Left; after the party refused to back their attempt to bring about binding referendums which potentially discriminated against members of the UK based on their willingness to hand over their IP address to the eUK government.

Congress elections was a resounding return to form, an almost to the party and eWorld record for congress seats held in a 40 seat Congress. Eighteen candidates were elected; with a 19th being added on the 1st October as Dr Duncan was elected after a multi account was banned and his wildcard spot was taken by him. TUP's size was a force to be reckoned with: the combined total of the top four parties number of seats by membership was less than TUPs number of seats in the Commons.

October

On October 5th TUP readied itself to campaign for Jamesw to remain as President for one final term. However James had been in a smaller party, which nominated him itself. Asher then added TUP's endorsement. Due to the ingame rules, this meant that James would show as being the small party candidate, rather than have the Unity Party badge beside his name. He moved to TUP, but Asher, then PP, was away from his computer all weekend with a pre-arranged real life engagement. As it stood, on the fifth TUP ran no candidate for the first time since March 2009.

Membership numbers continued to fall for all parties as players left the game in the confusion of V2. Although TUP succeeded in maintaining it's position, the UK community as a whole shrank to a record low, with congressional voting numbers dropping to their lowest since beta in 2008. On the 15th of October Karacticus, twice Party President and once Country President, stepped up to lead TUP out of the hard times. Karacticus won with 87.5% of the votes- 84. In October 2009, when he last ran, he received 250, showing how much the community had shrunk.

November

On November 5th jamesw won a historic 4th mandate as President under The Unity Party banner. This made TUP the most successful party in UK history, and cemented our position as policy-makers for the UK. Jamesw won with 75.91%, another record. As the month progressed, Indiekid, a long term party member, announced he would stand for Party President. He won comfortably, and in the following congress elections TUP won 38% of the seats, a fair result.

December

December saw long term member Kevy Kev Kev Junior shabado run for the Presidency. He was narrowly beaten by UK Reform candidate Jhorlin who has had a long history of antagonism with TUP. The defeat was a blow for the party but led us to restructure for the new year. Frerk ran for and won the Presidency on the 15th, being the first real-world Dutchman to lead the party. He went on to run for President in January, making him the first Party President to become President in the UK since 2008. TUP secured 14 seats in December, which was a poor result, but one reflecting a general drop in activity across the UK.

History 2011

January

January brought the election of Frerk as UK President. Dan Moir was elected as Party President on the 15th, and with the organisational skills he is famous for, TUP secured 18 seats. 45% of congress was TUP, the best result since the party heyday in mid-2010. The month was a successful one for TUP which dominated congress.

February

February brought the re-election of Jhorlin as President, again defeating Kevy Shabado. The election represented a major step back for TUP, as Jhorlin is opposed to most of what we stand for. His term saw the end of government gifting schemes which have been running since TUP began implementing them in April 2009. Stefan1992, a party stalwart and 2 time PP, was elected to lead the party once again. TUP won 11 or the 34 seats available, despite major changes in region ownership causing problems during the elections.

March

On March 5th Mr Woldy was elected as President for the 5th time, making him the longest-serving President in UK history. On the 15th, Iain Keers was elected unopposed as Party President for a 5th time. The following congress elections returned a disappointing 13 seats, well below the parties high point and resulting in a desire for new blood within the party leadership.

April

The call for new blood within the party was answered when Aidizzle, current congressman stepped up to the plate. An impressive campaign before the elections saw many members take notice of a possible new party president. During the party president elections he took a majority vote with 55%, despite the low turnout from party members, signalling a new chapter in the parties history.

May

In May Artela ran for the national presidency position, winning with almost 50% of the vote. She was incredibly successful, revamping the entire UK military, leading us through a difficult international period and then setting up her successor perfectly for a wipe of Ireland. In the congress elections, TUP had middling success, signalling to many party members that the party was due a withdrawal from UK politics to begin a period of internal renewal.

June

Stepping down as CP, Artela immediately stepped up as PP of TUP. Jamesw won a surprise victory in the Presidential elections after TUP suddenly swapped support to him. The party (based on thoughts from the previous month) began to withdraw from UK politics and focus on rebuilding the heart of the party. Though we still won 10 seats (25%) of congress, the focus was very much on recruitment of new blood to take over, and rebuilding for the following month.

For earlier months, see article: History

Presidents of The Unity Party

Party Presidential elections are currently on the 15th of each month. In Version 1 - Beta Party President Elections took place on the 10th of each month (pre-November 2008). Version 2 arrived on July 2010 and elections still take place on the 15th.


Parliamentary election performance


Graph of Historic Election Results
For earlier Graphs, see article: Graphs_of_Election_Results







The Unity Party on the Wiki

The Unity Party is the largest party in the UK and the twentieth biggest in the world, with around 400 members.
Click on the links on the right to read more about The Unity Party, its goals and its ideals, or click here to go to The Unity Party on eRepublik.