Imagine if you could create a political party made up from people you believed would not only be right for the job but also have their finger on the pulse of their online community.
Then imagine that the people around you (family, friends, personal/business network Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter or other social media platform etc) thought the same as you…
Well now you can (at least for fun that is) and help fantastic causes at the same time. (see ‘All for a Good Cause’ below)
We want you to put together a list of people that you believe could run the UK. You can put forward ANY individual you feel would be ideal e.g. Richard Branson as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, First Secretary and Lord President of the Council, Kirstie Allsopp as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families or Paul Weston as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The candidates within your Cabinet don’t need to be ‘famous’ but will need to be found online so the people can research them and then decide if they agree with you. We also encourage you to put links to other sites that have posts from them or people writing about them that will support your reason(s) for putting them forward. And don’t forget to let the individuals know as well
All for a Good Cause
As well as being a bit of fun, our aim is to create awareness and raise funds for the East Anglia’s Children Hospice who has launched its first major capital appeal – The Treehouse Appeal — to raise £3 million to build and equip a new purpose-built children’s hospice in Ipswich for life-threatened children and their families in Suffolk & North Essex. EACH relies on the generosity of the public for 100% of the funds needed to make this project a reality.
However, as well as putting forward your Cabinet, we also want you to have a nominated charity, that you feel passionate about and one that your Cabinet will be promoting. The top 5 supported Cabinets by the 5th May will be the ones that go forward to the ‘Search for a Cabinet –Social Media‘ election on the 6th May.
How will the funds be raised?
On voting day, 6th May, people will vote using PayPal. Each vote will cost £1. 100% of the proceeds raised will be split evenly across all 6 charities (5 Cabinet nominated charities and the EACH Treehouse Appeal ). So every vote will count!
The Cabinet Positions
There are actually 32 positions within the cabinet – although not all of them attend every cabinet meeting. So from these 32 we need your input on whether to reduce the list to a smaller number to represent the ones you feel are most important?
|Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service|
|Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal|
|Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, First Secretary and Lord President of the Council|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer|
|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
|Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor|
|Secretary of State for the Home Department|
|Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs|
|Secretary of State for International Development|
|Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government|
|Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families|
|Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change|
|Secretary of State for Health|
|Secretary of State for Northern Ireland|
|Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster|
|Minister for the Cabinet Office, and for the Olympics and Paymaster General|
|Secretary of State for Scotland|
|Secretary of State for Work and Pensions|
|Chief Secretary to the Treasury|
|Secretary of State for Wales|
|Secretary of State for Defence|
|Secretary of State for Transport|
|Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport|
|Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform|
|Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills|
|Minister of State for Housing|
|Minister of State for Science and Innovation|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip|
|Minister of State for Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination; Local Government|
|Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families|
|Minister of State for Transport|
Using your Social Media Networks
Promoting your Cabinet, and nominated charity, will be left to you i.e. encouraging the people you know in your networks to take part and spread the word to their networks etc. Each time someone posts support in favour of your Cabinet it will receive 1 point and the 5 Cabinets with the most points will be put forward as the ‘Search for a Cabinet – Social Media Party’ nominees.
Note: Posting support of a particular Cabinet is Free, voting on the 6th May will cost £1 - so it’s important to remind the people in your network(s) to cast their vote — make everyone count…!
Cabinet Submission Deadline
Deadline for submission of your Cabinet is the 23rd April at 12am and all Cabinets submitted will have their own page hosted on socialmedia.uk.net where people can post their support of your proposed Cabinet. The top 5 Cabinets with the most support will be put forward to the public vote on 6th May (in line with the UK General Election)
Then you have up until the 5th May to rally support of your Cabinet by using any means possible (e.g. Twitter, Facbook, Linkedin tc…)
All this activity will take place on http://www.socialmedia.uk.net and will be up and running on Monday 12th April.
Let’s make every vote count…