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Conservative Party (UK): Political party in the United Kingdom
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. Presently led by Theresa May, it has been the governing party since 2010. It presently has 314 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, 249 members of the House of Lords, and 18 members of the European Parliament. It also has 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 12 members of the Welsh Assembly, eight members of the London Assembly and 9,008 local councillors. One of the major parties of UK politics, it has formed the government on 45 occasions, more than any other party.

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Conservative MP Philip Davies blocks motion to make LGBT+ lessons at schools mandatory

Move comes as small number of schools halt education about same-sex couples
Independent - Published

Former Conservative leader warns PM May that Brexit delay would cause problems

A delay to Brexit creates problems and can only be justified if British Prime Minister Theresa May can change her withdrawal deal, former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Conservative Party (UK)

In Exchange For Passing Her Brexit Deal, Conservatives Want May's Departure [Video]In Exchange For Passing Her Brexit Deal, Conservatives Want May's Departure

The British government may be gearing up for some big changes. Reuters reports Britain's senior Conservative party leaders have told Prime Minister Theresa May that she will have to set a date for her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Theresa May Receives A Brexit Boost, But Is It Enough? [Video]Theresa May Receives A Brexit Boost, But Is It Enough?

According to Reuters, Cracks appeared in the ranks of rebel Conservative lawmakers opposed to Prime Minister Theresa’s May’s Brexit plans on Monday but she had yet to win over enough hardliners to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg: A bad deal is better than remaining in the EU [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg: A bad deal is better than remaining in the EU

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg discusses Theresa May's Brexit deal on Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, LBC.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:21Published

May 'regrets' parliament voting down EU deal [Video]May 'regrets' parliament voting down EU deal

British lawmakers crushingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to quit the European Union on Tuesday, thrusting Brexit into turmoil just 17 days before the planned departure date. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

UK PM May: Brexit could be lost if exit deal voted down [Video]UK PM May: Brexit could be lost if exit deal voted down

Prime Minister Theresa May battled to win support for her plans for an orderly Brexit on Tuesday (March 12), urging sceptical Conservative Party members to vote for her deal or risk not leaving the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

British PM May Urges Lawmakers To Support Her Plan For An Orderly Brexit [Video]British PM May Urges Lawmakers To Support Her Plan For An Orderly Brexit

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May fought to win support for her plans for an orderly Brexit, urging skeptical Conservative Party members to vote for her deal or..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell attacked Philip Hammond and the Conservatives over their handling of Brexit. The Labour MP made the speech ahead of the Chancellor's Spring Statement..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

May's Brexit Plan Softened By UK Conservative Eurosceptics [Video]May's Brexit Plan Softened By UK Conservative Eurosceptics

According to Reuters.com, "The leader of a pro-Brexit faction in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday scaled back his opposition to her deal for leaving the European..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

With 37 days until Brexit, why are UK politicians defecting? [Video]With 37 days until Brexit, why are UK politicians defecting?

In a shock move at a crucial time, Conservative and Labour rebels are trying to form a new brand of British politics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

3 UK Lawmakers Quit Conservative Party Over Brexit [Video]3 UK Lawmakers Quit Conservative Party Over Brexit

​The lawmakers criticized the prime minister for ​allowing far-right, pro-Brexit members take over the party.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

MPs Quit Conservative Party Over Brexit Handling [Video]MPs Quit Conservative Party Over Brexit Handling

According to CNN, three British lawmakers quit the Conservative Party in protest of Brexit. In the joint letter sent to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Conservative MPs Quit Party For Independent Group Over Brexit [Video]Conservative MPs Quit Party For Independent Group Over Brexit

According to Business Insider, three members of parliament quit the UK's Conservative Party in protest of the prime minister's Brexit plans. On Feb. 20th, Sarah Wollaston, Heidi Allen, and Anna Soubry..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Three Conservative MPs Quit Party Over Brexit [Video]Three Conservative MPs Quit Party Over Brexit

According to Reuters, three British lawmakers quit the Conservative Party for how the government has handled exiting the European Union. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Theresa May, Heidi Allen,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

It's Believed May Could Get Brexit Deal Passed If She Held Another Referendum [Video]It's Believed May Could Get Brexit Deal Passed If She Held Another Referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May could pass her Brexit deal if she agreed to hold another referendum to see if the public accepted it, one of the lawmakers who resigned from her party over the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Three UK Conservatives quit party over Brexit [Video]Three UK Conservatives quit party over Brexit

Three pro-EU lawmakers from Britain's governing Conservatives quit over the government's "disastrous handling of Brexit" on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Theresa May Returns To Brussels For Brexit Talks [Video]Theresa May Returns To Brussels For Brexit Talks

Reuters reports British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to Brussels on Wednesday after three pro-EU lawmakers from her Conservative Party undermined her Brexit strategy. Britain is due to leave the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Three UK Conservatives quit party in protest at 'disastrous Brexit' [Video]Three UK Conservatives quit party in protest at 'disastrous Brexit'

Three pro-EU lawmakers from Britain’s governing Conservatives quit over the “disastrous handling of Brexit” on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempts to unite her party..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Brexit: May's Parliament Defeats Her Again [Video]Brexit: May's Parliament Defeats Her Again

Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt another blow on her Brexit strategy on Thursday. Reuters reports Brexit supporters in May's Conservative Party decided to abstain from Thursday's vote. May has been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

British Prime Minister Theresa May Faces Another Brexit Setback [Video]British Prime Minister Theresa May Faces Another Brexit Setback

Prime Minister Theresa May was defeated in a symbolic vote in parliament on her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her negotiating strength in talks with the European Union to secure changes to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

The Brexit Compromise That Helped Send Theresa May Back To Negotiate With The European Union [Video]The Brexit Compromise That Helped Send Theresa May Back To Negotiate With The European Union

According to Reuters, British Prime Minister Theresa May has won the backing of parliament to seek changes to her Brexit deal, thanks in large part to a peace accord between both eurosceptic and pro-EU..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

 

In Brexit chaos, UK eurosceptics see dream ticket: new leader, new deal

In a week when Brexit was plunged into deeper uncertainty, eurosceptics in Theresa May's Conservative Party are eyeing their dream scenario - a new prime minister and a new deal to leave the European..
Reuters - Published

Pro-Brexit Conservatives threaten strike if May delays EU exit by a year: the Sun

Eurosceptic Conservative lawmakers have threatened to go on strike if Prime Minister Theresa May delays Brexit by a year, the Sun newspaper reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit boost for May as rebel ranks waver, but will it be enough?

Cracks appeared in the ranks of rebel Conservative lawmakers opposed to Prime Minister Theresa's May's Brexit plans on Monday but she had yet to win over enough hardliners to get her EU departure deal..
Reuters - Published

Brexiteer Rees-Mogg hints he could back UK PM May's Brexit deal

Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday that a bad exit deal was better than staying in the European Union, the strongest hint to date that he might support May's deal.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Conservative leadership hopefuls 'step up a gear' as demands grow for Theresa May to resign

Rivals have undertaken a flurry of activity as the suspicion grows that Ms May will announce her departure
Independent - Published

UK Conservative lawmaker Boles quits local party over Brexit

A lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservatives quit his local party on Saturday because of clashes over Brexit, as the decision to leave the European Union continues to reshape loyalties in the..
Reuters - Published

Brexit news: Remain-supporting senior Conservative MP Nick Boles quits local party ahead of move to deselect him

Senior Tory Nick Boles has resigned from his local Conservative party amid a heated row over Brexit and a drive to deselect him as the seat's candidate for the next election.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Philip Hammond brings Treasury's financial might to talks with DUP over Theresa May's withdrawal deal

Ms May's ministers also continue their efforts to convince Conservative eurosceptics to row in behind her twice-defeated deal
Independent - Published

Pro-Brexit Conservative group to vote against changes to Brexit delay

An influential group of Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmakers will vote against all the suggested changes to a government proposal to delay Brexit, three members of the European Research Group said..
Reuters - Published

Did a Conservative whip really break the party whip in key Brexit vote?

Mike Freer was accused of defying the instructions he was meant to be enforcing - but there was an innocuous explanation...
Independent - Published

Pro-Brexit UK lawmaker says he won't vote for May's 'rancid deal'

A euroskeptic lawmaker from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Thursday that he would not vote for her "rancid" Brexit deal, even if there was a risk of a long delay in..
Reuters - Published

Brexit latest: Which Conservative cabinet ministers abstained from no-deal vote?

Members of Theresa May's cabinet defied government whip to vote on motion to prevent UK exiting EU without withdrawal agreement
Independent - Published

How Europe's newspapers reported May's latest Brexit humiliation: 'The Tories are decomposing'

Publications say vote opens door to delay Britain's departure from EU
Independent - Published

Pro-Brexit lawmaker Baker says PM May should seek delay to Brexit

Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker said his pro-Brexit faction would table an amendment to allow British Prime Minister Theresa May to extend the time period in which Britain can agree a deal to leave..
Reuters - Published

Brexit news: Conservative MPs given free vote on no-deal tomorrow after May's second attempt ends in abject humiliation

Theresa May has promised to grant Conservative MPs a free vote during a critical Commons clash on whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit.
Independent - Published

Euroskeptic Rees-Mogg says May's position as PM not in danger in Brexit storm

Conservative euroskeptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said he did not believe the position of Theresa May as Britain's prime minister was endangered by the prospect of a likely loss in Tuesday evening's..
Reuters - Published

Britain's May tells lawmakers: back me or lose Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May battled to win support for her plans for an orderly Brexit on Tuesday, urging skeptical Conservative Party members to vote for her deal or risk not leaving the European Union..
Reuters - Published

British PM May fails to win over her party ahead of Brexit vote

Britain's exit from the European Union hung in the balance on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May's newly won assurances on her divorce deal failed to win over the main Brexit faction in her..
Reuters - Published

Pro-Brexit Conservative group say they will not vote for UK PM May's Brexit deal

An influential pro-Brexit faction of lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives said on Tuesday it would not be voting for her Brexit deal as the assurances received from the European..
Reuters - Published

Brexiteer Rees-Mogg says: waiting for lawyers' opinion on May's deal

British Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was waiting for legal advice on whether to back changes to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, adding that parliament might need to delay..
Reuters - Published

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