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Conservative Party (UK): Centre-right party in the United Kingdom
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 288 Members of Parliament. It also has 234 members of the House of Lords, 4 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly, 8 members of the London Assembly and 7,445 local councillors.

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Tories set up fake Labour manifesto website as party's disinformation spree continues

Conservatives pay Google to promote website
Independent - Published

Labour's Corbyn has no credibility without a Brexit plan: UK Conservatives

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn lacks credibility because he will not say how he would vote in the new Brexit referendum he proposes, the Conservative party said after its main..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Conservative Party (UK)

Sajid Javid sets out Tories' National Insurance policy [Video]Sajid Javid sets out Tories' National Insurance policy

Sajid Javid has set out the Conservatives' National Insurance policy ahead of the party's election manifesto launch. Under a Tory government the National Insurance threshold would be raised from..

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Boris Johnson hints at National Insurance cut for low-paid workers [Video]Boris Johnson hints at National Insurance cut for low-paid workers

Boris Johnson has hinted the Tories are planning a big cut in National Insurance for low-paid workers when they unveil their General Election manifesto. When answering questions from workers Wilton..

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Tories misled voters with Twitter rebrand, says Full Fact [Video]Tories misled voters with Twitter rebrand, says Full Fact

Chief Executive of Full Fact Will Moy says the Conservative Party misled the public after it rebranded its official Twitter account as "factcheckUK". He adds election laws need to be updated to..

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Conservatives under fire over 'Factcheck UK' Twitter rebranding | #TheCube [Video]Conservatives under fire over 'Factcheck UK' Twitter rebranding | #TheCube

Conservatives under fire over 'Factcheck UK' Twitter rebranding | #TheCube

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Johnson and Corbyn clash in election debate [Video]Johnson and Corbyn clash in election debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have taken part in the first TV debate of the 2019 General Election. Speaking in Salford, the Conservative and Labour Party leaders clashed on Brexit and the NHS before..

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Nigel Farage slams Boris Johnson after election debate [Video]Nigel Farage slams Boris Johnson after election debate

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has rounded on Boris Johnson, following his appearance in a TV election debate - accusing the Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader of showing no leadership...

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Farage says 'Brexhaustion' is tiring voters [Video]Farage says 'Brexhaustion' is tiring voters

Nigel Farage berated the lack of inspiration in the election campaign so far, citing "Brexhaustion" across the country. He said after his "big and generous gesture" to the Conservatives earlier this..

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How Brexit blurs party lines in England's 'red wall' [Video]How Brexit blurs party lines in England's 'red wall'

With the certainty that the UK will leave the EU under a Labour government in doubt, northern English towns that are traditionally staunch in favor of the party could make a historic swing to the..

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Boris Johnson Promises A Conservative Win Will Lead To Brexit Certainty [Video]Boris Johnson Promises A Conservative Win Will Lead To Brexit Certainty

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain’s Conservatives will end the uncertainty felt in the country. According to Reuters, if conservatives are elected in December, Johnson promised to deliver..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

UK elections: Conservatives pledge law change to protect veterans [Video]UK elections: Conservatives pledge law change to protect veterans

The UK's Conservative Party is pushing for new legislation to protect soldiers from what Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls 'unfair trials'.

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Boris Johnson extends poll lead in UK general election campaign [Video]Boris Johnson extends poll lead in UK general election campaign

Boris Johnson says all candidates standing for the Conservatives have pledged to support his Brexit deal with the European Union.View on euronews

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Sturgeon: Vote for SNP is a vote to decide Scotland's future [Video]Sturgeon: Vote for SNP is a vote to decide Scotland's future

Speaking on Arbroath Harbour, the SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her party is the only major challenger to the Conservative Party in every single Tory-held seat in Scotland. Report..

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Gove 'unaware' of alleged Brexit Party pacts [Video]Gove 'unaware' of alleged Brexit Party pacts

Police say they are assessing two allegations of electoral fraud, after claims the Tories offered peerages to Brexit Party election candidates to persuade them to stand down. Senior government minister..

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Tories and Lib Dems in rival tree-planting pledges [Video]Tories and Lib Dems in rival tree-planting pledges

The Conservative Party said they will triple tree-planting rates if they win the General Election. Former environment secretary Michael Gove blamed the Common Agricultural Policy for the Government not..

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Johnson announces spending package for neglected towns [Video]Johnson announces spending package for neglected towns

Boris Johnson will reinstate local railway lines axed under the Beeching cuts in the 1960s, as part of a package of measures to rejuvenate provincial towns. The Conservatives will make a manifesto..

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Davey: Tories and Labour are offering 'fantasy economics' [Video]Davey: Tories and Labour are offering 'fantasy economics'

Ed Davey has claimed that the Conservatives and Labour have been announcing "fantasy" economic policies in their campaign speeches. The Liberal Democrat added that his party can offer a "better..

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Boris Johnson unveils Tory's 'Get Brexit Done' election bus [Video]Boris Johnson unveils Tory's 'Get Brexit Done' election bus

Boris Johnson has unveiled his election bus during a launch in Greater Manchester. The bus contains the slogan: "Back Boris and vote Conservative to... Get Brexit Done". The prime minister explained..

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Boris Johnson: The Tories must do better on the NHS [Video]Boris Johnson: The Tories must do better on the NHS

Boris Johnson has said the Tories “have got to do better” on the NHS after key figures showed the service was performing at the worst level on record. Speaking on BBC Breakfast, the Prime Minister..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:14Published

Farage: I will be staying home on the 12th December [Video]Farage: I will be staying home on the 12th December

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage has said he will be 'staying home' on the 12th December and not voting in the general election as he cannot trust the Conservative Party. Report by Browna. Like us on..

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Farage claims Tories are threatening Brexit party candidates [Video]Farage claims Tories are threatening Brexit party candidates

Nigel Farage has claimed that his Brexit Party candidates have received abusive and threatening phone calls from Conservatives asking them not to stand in the upcoming general election. He added that..

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Farage decries Conservatives' 'disgraceful tactics' [Video]Farage decries Conservatives' 'disgraceful tactics'

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was using an array of 'disgraceful' tactics to try to prevent his candidates from standing in..

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Farage: Unless we have the Brexit Party, Boris will go soft [Video]Farage: Unless we have the Brexit Party, Boris will go soft

Nigel Farage has said his offer to not stand against the Conservatives for a number of seats across the UK has been met with abuse and bullying. The Brexit Party leader went on to say that his party..

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Boris: Our 'colossal investment' will help NHS [Video]Boris: Our 'colossal investment' will help NHS

Boris Johnson has said that the "colossal investment" the Conservatives are making in the NHS will help alleviate pressure and demand on the service. This comes after NHS figures show waiting times in..

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UK Conservatives hold 16-point lead over Labour: Ipsos MORI/Evening Standard poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party three weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 general election, according to an Ipsos MORI poll for..
Reuters - Published

Former Tory chancellor George Osborne says he might vote for Liberal Democrats

Osborne, who served as Conservative MP for Tatton for nearly 16 years, is weighing up backing Sam Gyimah in Kensington
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's lead over Labour grows: Savanta ComRes poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party to 11 points this week, according to an opinion poll published by Savanta ComRes for the..
Reuters - Published

Election: Boris Johnson suggests Tories will offer National Insurance cut to workers

Prime Minister's announcement seemed to come as result of a slip of the tongue
Independent - Published

UK's Johnson says Conservatives would raise payroll tax threshold

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that his Conservative Party would raise the threshold at which workers start to pay the National Insurance payroll tax to 12,000 pounds ($15,487)..
Reuters - Published

Tory minister says 'no one gives a toss' about fake fact checker set up by official Conservative Twitter account

Call for investigation by elections watchdog - while real factcheckers condemn an 'attempt to mislead voters'
Independent - Published

Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with 'factcheck' account

Twitter said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look like a fact checking service during a..
Reuters - Published

FactcheckUK: How Twitter's rules let Tories convincingly rebrand as fact checkers

The Conservatives have been attacked over a trick that saw them rebrand as supposed fact-checkers on Twitter and then use that account to post anti-Labour propaganda.
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives criticized for 'factcheck' Twitter handle switch

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was criticized by fact checkers and the opposition Labour Party on Tuesday for changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look..
Reuters - Published

British newspapers heap positive coverage on Tories while trashing Labour, study funds

Pro-government and anti-opposition coverage rife in first week of general election campaign
Independent - Published

Conservatives branded 'party of billionaires' as one-third of UK's richest people donate to Tories

No fewer than 48 of 151 members of elite club have given almost £52m, Labour analysis finds
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives extend lead over Labour: ICM poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party during the past week, an opinion poll by ICM for Reuters showed on Monday, ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Tory election candidate said British Jews return from Israel trips as 'brainwashed extremists'

Jewish community leaders call on Conservatives to dump Amjad Bashir over controversial comments
Independent - Published

Conservatives condemned over claim about 'foreign criminals from EU' that contradicts government's own advisers

Government's advisory committee found no impact on crime from EU migration
Independent - Published

Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain's Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for the first time in his life, the 62-year-old carer is considering backing the governing..
Reuters - Published

Tories set to unveil plan to cut business rates

Move comes as CBI director general criticises both Conservative and Labour policies
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralyzed economy

Britain's Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has "paralyzed" the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business..
Reuters - Published

UK PM sets out immigration plans as Conservatives hit two-year poll high

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Sunday to end preferential treatment for European Union migrants, as opinion polls showed his Conservative Party has the highest level of support..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives: No more preferential treatment for EU migrants after Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives said on Sunday they would end preferential treatment for European Union migrants from January 2021 if they win an election next month.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson: All Conservative election candidates pledge to back my Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all Conservative Party candidates in the Dec. 12 election have pledged to back his Brexit deal, opening the door to getting the agreement passed..
Reuters - Published

Corbyn's BT plans would be illegal under EU law, UK Conservatives say

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's plans to nationalize part of BT to offer people free internet would be illegal under European Union state aid rules, the Conservative Party said.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: PM shuts down questions over family in BBC interview, as Labour pledges free broadband and Farage threatens to call police on Tories

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Factbox: What to watch in Britain's Dec. 12 election

Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12 for an election Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes will return his Conservatives with a majority in parliament so he can deliver the country's exit from the..
Reuters - Published

Farage claims Tories are calling Brexit Party candidates pleading with them not to stand: 'Disgraceful abuse'

Candidates facing 'relentless phone calls, emails and abuse', Brexit Party leader alleges
Independent - Published

Britain's health service recorded worst ever emergency performance in October

Britain's National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients in emergency wards in October, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has claimed that only the..
Reuters - Published

General election: Immigration policies create divisions as Labour set to finalise manifesto

Conservatives dump Cameron's pledge to cut net migrant numbers below 100,000, but set no new target
Independent - Published

Brexit Party's Farage turns down electoral pact offer from PM Johnson's Conservatives: report

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
Reuters - Published

Former Tory cabinet minister backs Final Say referendum to stop 'Boris Johnson's disastrous hard Brexit'

Former Conservative Cabinet minister David Gauke has backed a Final Say referendum to stop Boris Johnson's "hard Brexit", as he announced he will run as an independent at the general election.
Independent - Published

'Running scared': Sajid Javid pulls out of TV debate amid 'fake news' row

Conservatives press ahead with disputed claims about Labour spending plans
Independent - Published

UK Conservative Party hit by cyber attack ahead of election: two sources

Britain’s governing Conservative Party was hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday which tried to force its website offline, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

General election: Senior Tories admit Farage right to say no-deal Brexit still 'on the table'

Deputy chairwoman acknowledges a crash-out is an option in little over a year's time - after Brexit Party leader claimed it was reason for his climbdown
Independent - Published

UK Conservatives' lead over Labour narrows slightly: Survation poll

The lead held by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed over the past week, an opinion poll by Survation showed on Tuesday, ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

General election: Former media executive who lent Boris Johnson £9.5m townhouse picked to run for Tories in safe seat

Andrew Griffith selected to stand in Arundel and South Downs constituency, where Conservatives have majority of almost 24,000
Independent - Published

Election gift for PM Johnson: Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election campaign to date when Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative..
Reuters - Published

Brexit Party won't stand against UK Conservatives

Nigel Farage says the party will not contest Conservative-held seats, but it will stand against Labour.
BBC News - Published

Brexit Party's Farage says will not challenge PM Johnson's Conservatives in 317 seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Monday that his party would not contest 317 Conservative Party seats in the Dec. 12 election but would contest nearly all other seats, a significant boost for..
Reuters - Published

General election: Nigel Farage backs down and promises not to pit Brexit Party against Conservatives in almost 320 seats

The Brexit Party will stand aside in all 317 seats won by Tories in the 2017 general election, fighting only seats held by other parties in the 12 December general election, leader Nigel Farage has..
Independent - Published

Conservative peer Brian Mawhinney dies aged 79

Lord Mawhinney was the former chairman of both the Conservative Party and the Football League.
BBC News - Published

UK Conservatives warn of economic crisis under Labour, citing disputed dossier

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday the opposition Labour Party's "reckless" spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months if it won the Dec. 12 election, citing a..
Reuters - Published

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