The Ruling Council is the upper chamber of the Imperial Parliament of Adammia. Representatives from each province, alongside an equal number of national councilors, vote on Acts of Parliament, which serve as the Empire's main legislation (there are also Imperial Decrees issued by the Office of the Emperor).
The Council holds two in-person meetings per year: the State Opening of Council in October (effectively the Empire's Annual General Meeting) and on Foundation Day in April. It can also meet online between these sessions. These meetings are organised by the Chair, constitutionally recognised as the Monarch. The Lord Chancellor acts as a Vice-Chair.
As well as enacting Acts of Parliament, the Council can vote to overturn Imperial Decrees. It selects the next Prime Minister after every General Election, and the Prime Minister therefore usually belongs to the largest party or coalition within the Council. It must also approve any new Archdukes or Archduchesses appointed by the Monarch, and alongside the Monarch must approve any new Dukes or Duchesses appointed by the Archdukes or Archduchesses. The Council votes to approve candidates for a new Lord or Lady Chancellor.
Please see Legislation for a full list of Acts passed by Council.
Members of the Council
Each Province has a representative on the Council. The local council of the province (a directly-democratic body representing all of the adult residents) can decide the means of selection by two-thirds majority, provided it is lawful. In the absence of any such provisions, the landed noble (Duke or Duchess) serves as the representative by default. Currently, Greater Tytannia elects a Councilor at the same time as General Elections, whilst in Sheaffia and Corellia the seats belong to the landed nobles. Alongside the provincial representatives are an equal number of national councilors, elected annually in a General Election using the Single Transferable Vote system.
List of Members
Parties: Liberal-Moderate (LMP), Storm (STM), Independent Party (INP), Independent (IND)
Councilor of Greater Tytannia: HIH Emperor Mother Jayne DGCM (LMP)
Duchess of Corellia: HG Lady Lucy Griffiths MM (STM)
Duchess of Sheaffia: HG Lady Madam Sophie Thornton DCM (IND)
HG Lord Sir Charles Michael PM COA (LMP)
Sir Edward Hilton DPM COA (LMP)
Lord Sir James Green COA (RLP)
Lord Chancellor: HIM Emperor Adam I
Sergeant-at-Arms: Lord Sir David Hall COA