Nova England election, 2014
The Nova England election of 2014 was held in June 2014 to elect representatives to the Nova English Witan. Voting took place in 100 constituencies, each electing one representative, using the instant-runoff voting system.
This was the first Nova England election since the controversial blocking of The Name Act (2013) by the Mercurian Parliament. Independent England held a huge majority in the Witan after the 2012 election. For the first time, the National Party, Conservatives and Mercurian Labour Party contested a Nova English election.
In a break from tradition, the three main Mercurian parties plus the People's Front stood against the incumbent Speaker and Deputy Speaker, who were chosen from Independent England representatives in the previous session of the Witan.
- National Party – led by Joe Foxon, the incumbent President.
- Mercurian Labour Party – led by Mary Lipton.
- Conservative Party – led by James Cardley.
- People's Front – led by Joachim Sanchez.
- Independent England – led by Charles Tudor, come into the election, having secured a majority of 118. 44 of the party's 134 seats were abolished as part of the reduction from 150 to 100 seats.
- Anarcho-Fascist Party – led by Andrew Hilton.
|Political party||Leader||Candidates||Votes||Elected||Gain/loss||% of votes||% of seats|
|Independent England||Charles Tudor||98||484,855||45||−45||42.6||45.0|
|National Party||Joe Foxon||100||278,848||25||+25||24.5||25.0|
|Mercurian Labour Party||Mary Lipton||100||266,329||23||+23||23.4||23.0|
|People's Front||Joachim Sanchez||100||40,974||3||+3||3.6||3.0|
|Deputy Speaker||Henry Stuart||1||7,739||1||0||0.7||1.0|
|Anarcho-Fascist Party||Andrew Hilton||21||10,130||0||0||0.9||0.0|
Independent England were the largest party following the election, but suffered a loss of 45 seats, meaning they no longer held a majority in the Witan. The Mercurian parties had previously stated that none of them would make a deal with Independent England. This led to the formation of a four-party coalition of the National Party, Mercurian Labour Party, People's Front and Conservatives. Following the announcement, widespread protests were held in West Grinstead, as supporters of Independent England believed that the coalition undermined the result of the election.
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