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David Cameron at GA reassesment[edit]

David Cameron, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.

Repeal of the Acts of Union?[edit]

This seems to be a somewhat earth-shattering element to have been omitted from the Acts of Union 1707 article until now, if correct. Is it?

Improvement and request for input for South Ayrshire[edit]

There is currently a push to attempt to improve the articled South Ayrshire, and input from other editors in-particular those from this project is welcomed. The article is one of a number of similar articles, and it is hoped that this article can act as a standard for others in a similar vein, for being able to improve them all. Is it currently stands the article has a number of big issues, the largest being sourcing were as it stands over 85% of all sources are a primary source. There is also a lot of lists on the page, and a significant amount of over-detail of non-notable information. Thank you for your time Sport and politics (talk) 08:50, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Balfour Declaration 100 - Featured Article Candidate[edit]

The Balfour Declaration article is currently a receiving a Featured Article Candidate review. The declaration is considered to be the birth certificate of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and its 100th anniversary is in less than two months' time. It is a level 4 vital article in History, and a Top-Importance article at both Wikiproject Israel and WikiProject Palestine. Any input would be appreciated.

Much of the article is focused on the activities of British politicians and civil servants, so input from this WikiProject would be particularly helpful.

Onceinawhile (talk) 10:58, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Category:Jacob Rees-Mogg[edit]

AusLondonder (talk) 03:46, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Sylvia Hermon party[edit]


Is there a consensus to refer to Sylvia Hermon as an "Independent Unionist"? And if so, why? The title is used on her page, on the North Down constituency page, the 2017 election results listing and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom page; but as far as I can see she has only ever been referred to as an "Independent", on the 2015 and 2017 statements of persons nominated; on the BBC results; on the Parliament website; and in Hansard. I don't want to go around changing everything if there is a consensus, but at the moment calling her an "Independent Unionist" as if that is a party she is a member of smacks of original research. OZOO (t) (c) 13:49, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

She's widely referred to as an independent unionist,[1][2] so it's not WP:OR. It's an accurate description of her political position/affiliation. Number 57 15:51, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
She is referred to as an independent unionist - small u. Calling her an Independent Unionist, as we do, implies that there is a party called the Independent Unionist Party that she is a member of. It's the same as the difference between calling someone a conservative (a supporter of Conservatism) and a Conservative (a member of the Conservative Party). OZOO (t) (c) 15:55, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
I think you're delving into semantics here. The Independent Unionist article is quite clearly about independents who were also unionists (the article itself switches between "unionist" and "Unionist"). If you're that bothered about it, then you should make an WP:RM on the article to move it to a lowercase u. Number 57 16:02, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
It's not semantics, it's accuracy. At the moment, the articles as written imply there is a party called Independent Unionist, that Lady Hermon is a member of this party, that this party has representation in the House of Commons, that this party uses      a light blue colour scheme. All of these statements are untrue. "Independent Conservative" is an article as well, but we do not use that name in the Richmond Park by-election, 2016 article, nor in the House of Commons article when referring to Anne Marie Morris. OZOO (t) (c) 16:10, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Lady Hermon is widely described as an independent unionist (lower-case) in reliable sources. Goldsmith was not widely described as an independent Conservative in reliable sources (I can only find this passing mention). I can see where you're coming from, and would be happy to see the convention for Lady Hermon changed if there is consensus for it, provided her unionism isn't downplayed as a result. Ralbegen (talk) 17:05, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
My view, and one shared by just editors if consensus is any guide, is that we should use the Register of Political Parties. The term "independent unionist", with or without capital letters, is not permitted by law. It is not used by her, or by Parliament. At the election, her ballot paper description is "Independent". Wiki should reflect sources, not invent its own terms, in cases like this. We should stick with her designation as "independent" doktorb wordsdeeds 17:54, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
I think you're onto something there, though I would point out that while "Independent Unionist" is not a term used on ballot papers, she can still identify herself as whatever she likes outside of that specific context. I do not know what she calls herself day-to-day, although if she is listed as just "Independent" on the Parliament website, that's probably the best indication we're going to get. -- Walnuts go kapow (talk) 18:03, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Help Subdividing Category:Parliament of England (pre-1707) MP stubs[edit]

Hi all, I do a lot of work with organizing stubs, and the largest stub categories is Category:Parliament of England (pre-1707) MP stubs, which has 2,893 associated pages. My goal is to subdivide this into categories with more manageable amounts of stubs (maybe 200 articles each). Unfortunately, I don't know much about UK/English politics, so I don't have any great ideas about how to subdivide. Does anyone at this wikiproject have any ideas of how to subdivide this, or know a better wikiproject to ask about this?

I would also note that Category:UK MP for England stubs is also an extremely large category, with 1,593 uncategorized pages, so subdivision ideas for that category would welcome as well. This is crossposted at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United Kingdom and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject England -Furicorn (talk) 07:05, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

@Furicorn: Why? What harm is the large category doing? How will the encyclopedia be improved by the category being subdivided? PamD 11:23, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
@PamD: Good question. Generally in WP:STUBSORT, my understanding is that the goal is to have categories/sorting that are no smaller than 60 articles, and no larger than 200 (more or less the maximum of what will fit on one category page), with the idea that a single page of stubs is more approachable than, for example, working through 14 pages of stubs. There is a list of "Oversized" stub categories here. -Furicorn (talk) 16:43, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at Gillian Keegan#Photo under wrong licence at commons[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Gillian Keegan#Photo under wrong licence at commons. -- Marchjuly (talk) 03:17, 15 October 2017 (UTC)