Titanne For MP
A better standard for a better House of Commons.
My proposals and personal policy for what I will do if honoured by being elected to the House of Commons.
1. RETURNING PROFESSIONALISM AND PRESTIGE TO THE CHAMBER
Over the past few months we have seen the House of Commons lose a lot of what made it so important: the air of professionalism, seriousness, and prestige in the work that is completed there. If elected MP I would help set a new standard for Members of Parliament, participating in debates and votes on the floor with respect and courtesy to my other MPs, as well as acting in a proper manner befitting an elected official. This will help set a new normal and return prestige to the chamber.
2. RESPECTING THE TIME OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
Another issue we've sadly had to deal with over the past few months is the flagrant wasting of time in the House. MPs often go entirely off topic and lose focus on the bill, amendment or vote at hand, effectively ruining time that would otherwise be incredibly valuable for legislation to be discussed. If elected, I would also pledge to refrain from adding useless or otherwise non-effectual amendments to bills, as we've seen over time. All it does is waste time.
3. REPEALING THE CONGRESSIONAL EXPANSION ACT OF JULY 2020
Finally on my list of ways to rework the House is reducing the size of the chamber to 13 members. While the congressional expansion was well-intentioned, it couldn't have come at a worse time, with Thaecian population falling and with it the caliber of our candidates, leaving us with inactive, inexperienced, and ineffectual MPs. Unfortunately, there is no procedure yet laid out for this process, so first I would amend the constitution to add a process for reducing the sizes of both chambers of congress.
4. RECOGNIZING THE NEWCOMERS MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT
I firmly believe that right now it is of critical importance we allow newer, fresher voices a way to express themselves and to have an important voice in government. I will allow these newcomers said positions by refraining from any large leadership post in the chamber, instead falling back onto an advisor type role, giving these new leaders an experienced hand in guiding their chamber.
5. REFINING EXISTING LAWS IN THE REGION
Many of the existing laws in the region are written poorly, informally, or otherwise ineffectually. While I don't have any flagship campaign proposals, I can promise you that if elected, you will see quite a few reworks and amendments to already exsiting bills, such as the Legal Code, one of the chief offenders of vagueness and informality. The only additional campaign proposal I have is requiring conflict of interest forms to be filed by all candidates for election, an example of which can be found below.
6. RATIONALIZING ALL MY DECISIONS IN THE HOUSE
The people who elect me have the right to know why I make the decisions I do in the house. It's a simple promise to make, but one that we unfortunately need. I promise I will let everyone know why I make the votes and points I do, why I make the calls I do, and everything along those lines. No frills, no nonsense, just my feelings and the facts.
7. RALLYING A HOUSE AROUND A SINGULAR AGENDA
One thing we've seen a fair bit of already this term is a discombobulated house without a clear agenda or direction it looks to be going in. If elected MP, I will work with the speaker to set a course for the house and lay out our priorities clearly and simply, so that everyone is aware of what the house is doing and what our end goal is. After all, we accomplish a lot more together.
8. REACTING TO IMPACTS ON THE REGION
Another awfully simple promise to make, but I won't make any decisions without first considering the impact on my constituents and on the region as a whole. And even then, I am always open on persuasion as to what's best for the region, because ultimately, I'm not the only one here, all of you have important voices and things to be said too.
Previous achievements and offices held can be found here.
Former Senator (4 terms)
Former Senate Chairman (2 terms)
Former Deputy Culture Minister
Former Culture Minister
Former Ambassador to Gay and Novus Lucidum
Member of the Order of Thaecia
Ambassador to The South Pacific
Some images of my time here in Thaecia (almost two years!)
Titanne speaking to supporters at a Senate campaign rally in February of 2019.
A few words to close out my manifesto.
So, we're at the end of my campaign! Hope it was a good read, hope it helped you decide to vote for me! Ultimately, I'm not going to make any big promises, because we both know I won't keep them. What I will do is tell you what I think. I think I've proven myself. I think I'd be good as an MP. And I think a vote for me is a worthwhile vote. I just hope you share my thoughts. In the end of the day, though, I love you all, Thaecia!