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PC12 - Election Result
#1
"What does this election result mean for Britain?"

Closes 9th May 2020 at 11:59.
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#2
This election reaffirms a couple of very simple truths, the public want Brexit done and they want investment to flow again after nearly ten years of necessary austerity to get our public finances back on track. It also confirms that despite 3 elections and 3 different leaders the public do not want to trust Labour to govern alone. As the natural party of government it is incumbent upon the Conservatives to offer this to the country, it is incumbent on us to offer up a vision of Brexit, to offer up a vision of investment, and to present a credible alternative to the Labour Party. We must get this right or we will lose a third straight election in 2024 and most likely consign the nation to half a decade of Labour majority government, which we can all agree is in nobody's interest.
The Hon Dylan Macmillan MP
North East Bedfordshire 2015 - Present

Chancellor of the Exchequer: 2020 - Present

Chair of the Justice Select Committee: 2019 - 2020
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#3
Scottish Independence is a cause on the ropes because the Conservative and Unionist Party won the largest share of the vote in Scotland for the first time since 1959 and won a plurality of the vote across the nations of Scotland and Wales when taken together. For decades, nearly a century even, these nations have voted for Labour reliably, we will not betray the trust that has been placed in us, we will continue to put the Union first in everything that we do, and we will continue to work in the best interests of Scotland and Wales going forward with the mandate given to us by their people. We must continue to oppose the break up of our United Kingdom where we can.
The Hon Dylan Macmillan MP
North East Bedfordshire 2015 - Present

Chancellor of the Exchequer: 2020 - Present

Chair of the Justice Select Committee: 2019 - 2020
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#4
This election was no doubt a disappointment for my party, but it was also unquestionably a disappointment for the Labour Party. The British people have spoken loud and clear: they do not believe either major party is currently deserving to govern on their behalf. It is therefor incumbent upon the Conservative Party to hear the British people, meet them where they are at, and deliver a compelling vision for our post-Brexit future. The British people want a Government that recognizes the need to deliver on the outcome of the 2016 referendum, invest in public services and local communities across the whole of the United Kingdom, and that prioritizes public safety and sensible immigration policies. The British people are crying out for competent, stable, confidence leadership on these issues, and it is the duty of the Conservative Party to provide that to them. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Shadow Cabinet and my friends on the backbenches to make sure we use this election as the wake up call our party needs to regain the confidence of the British people.

After nearly a decade, four elections, and three different leaders the Labour Party has still failed to convince the British people that they are capable of governing Britain on their own. Now, it’s the responsibility of the Conservative Party to make a positive, bold, and exciting case for why the British people can and should trust us to govern on their behalf. I believe we get there by learning the lessons of this election, recognizing that divisive rhetoric does nothing but turn off voters, and by building a powerful agenda centered around the people’s priorities. A stronger NHS, safer streets, and an equal shot for every person to succeed in the modern economy. As Shadow Home Secretary, I look forward to sharing with the British people the Conservative Party’s plan to push back against Labour’s soft touch policies on crime, hold the Government to account on public safety, and equip our incredible police officers with the tools they need to get the job done.
William West MP - Conservative Party

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
MP for Ribble Valley (2015 - )
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#5
The elected leader of half of the Conservative Party will no doubt be wheeling out Tory after Tory to try to explain the election result in the brightest possible terms for them. This is a textbook tactic for a party that's just lost an election and has no intention of changing anything.

But it's like putting lipstick on a pig. The Election Result means the British public have even more faith in Labour than they had when they voted to boot out the tired, old ideas of the Croft ministry. We in the Labour Party understand that trust is not given, it is earned. And in just a few short months we have worked hard to demonstrate that we are not like the other side - we are here to keep promises and institute real change. As we said in the campaign: we are just getting started.
Joseph "Joe" Quinn MP (LAB) 
Member for Birmingham Ladywood (2010-)
Secretary of State for Defence
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#6
The result is a wake-up call not only for the Conservative Party but also for Labour which gained a plurality of the vote by a very narrow margin. I think that this is a clear message that the British people are not very happy with the current course and it is my belief it is now our primary task to listen to their concerns and to be very dedicated to take them seriously. There is serious work lying ahead of us, namely to see to the people's Brexit getting done and also set the course towards the new independence. The main values of the Conservative Party have not changed: what we want is a strong economy, safer streets, equal opportunities, protection, support, and stability for the British family.

We have got a strong mandate to hold the Government accountable and we are going to be as dedicated and categorical in work as possible -- both to make certain that the decisions made by the Government are in accordance with the will of the British people, and also to prove that we are the voice we have always claimed to be.
John Lamarr MP
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport & Infrastructure
(media darling / campaigning guru / maverick)
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#7
For all that Labour like to say that the public rejected the Tories' vision of the future I would just like to point out that they also rejected Labour's vision too. Labour received one extra seat when compared with the Conservatives in this election. What is clear is that the public haven't chosen a party to lead them they've chosen a message, a message of supporting Brexit over remaining and a message of investing in our public services. If Labour fail to enact that mandate we will hold them to account for their failures.
The Hon Dylan Macmillan MP
North East Bedfordshire 2015 - Present

Chancellor of the Exchequer: 2020 - Present

Chair of the Justice Select Committee: 2019 - 2020
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#8
Winning 1.7 million more votes than the Conservative Party and seeing the parliamentary party by more 40 seats, Labour has a clear mandate to lead a government that invests in every part of the country, that spreads opportunity and prosperity, and that works on getting a good deal with the European Union. Over the next few years, we will deliver on our promises to the British public – and our country will be in a better, stronger and happier place that it was after nearly 9 years of Conservative Government.
Amelia Lockhart
Labour
MP for Hull North (2001 - )
Secretary of State for Economic Security and Local Growth (2020 - )

Traits: media darling, backbench favourite, finite resources 
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#9
A number of political commentators have stated that they believe the election result is reflective of an uncertain electorate, but I believe there is one key and overwhelmingly decisive message politicians from all parties must recognise and accept – that the British people did not invest their trust in any one party to form a government. Whether it was the visions or the divisions, events or political machinations, those that we serve in Parliament have sent a clear message that parties of every persuasion have not yet earned the trust of the people to enact their manifestoes solo. The new government, presumably led by the Labour party, must bare this in mind. They simply do not have a mandate to simply overturn the people’s decisions of the past, they must govern with sensitivity to the divisions which run through this country and seek not to repeat the previous Labour coalition’s obsession with personal advancement at the expense of the unity and cohesion of this nation.

The Conservative Party has listened to this clear message and will continue to hear the concerns and aspirations of a British public who simply want to get Brexit done and move the country forward. A new team, which I am delighted to have joined, has already commenced a complete overhaul of our policies and our core message to the United Kingdom. It is vital that we, as the official opposition, ensure that we hold every policy and action by the government to account and take this opportunity to understand why we weren’t given a mandate to govern alone.

Unfortunately, the British people are still waiting for any sign that a governing coalition is anywhere near to taking on the immense responsibilities I have described. With every day that Labour dithers and manoeuvres, sends out attack messages on twitter rather than providing the country with certainty and direction, is another day which erodes that trust in politics which this election has proven to be so fragile.
Harry De Santis MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Tom Tugendhat (NPC)
Conservative Member for Totnes
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#10
The members of the Conservative Party should write more novels, because they have a real talent for fiction. They are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the British public again, after nine years of failed policies and failed leadership. When will they learn, I ask?

The British public wholeheartedly returned a government that, in just a few short months, had made good on many key promises that it took the previous election. This result shows that they want more. They want more reform. More progress. More funding to where it is most needed. They want more leadership at what will surely prove a critical time in this country's history.
Joseph "Joe" Quinn MP (LAB) 
Member for Birmingham Ladywood (2010-)
Secretary of State for Defence
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