Teleford O'Merle was an Eduardian politician, renowned poet, and businessman, who served as the country's Prime Minister from 1948 to 1957, and again from 1960 to 1963. O'Merle was one of the first members of the newly formed Labour party and was influenced by his work and observations as a fisherman.
Although quiet and somewhat lonesome in parliament, O'Merle was not afraid to stand up for issues he opposed or supported, many of which involved policies introduce during the Great Depression and Second World War.
He was a strong monarchist, which reflected most of his political agenda. Upon becoming Prime Minister in 1948, many important events occurred in his tenure. O'Merle is credited for post war reconstruction, Eduarda joining the Antarctic Assembly and also being one of the principle founders of the British Imperial Confederation.
During his second term, O'Merle oversaw a number of regulations and rights that had great benefits on the AIPs of Eduarda.
He was often nicknamed by his supporters and rivals, notably 'The Southern Patriot', from allies due to his "inspiring values to our King and country," and 'the Scarecrow', by his enemies because of his "Staunch, tall, demeaning posture and his inability to show any emotion that would stir anything less then a little bird." In popular opinion polls, O'Merle regularly ranks within the top five of Eduarda's greatest Prime Ministers.