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Conservative Party (UK): Centre-right political party in the United Kingdom
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party and also known colloquially as the Tories or simply the Conservatives, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it holds an overall majority in the House of Commons with 365 Members of Parliament. It also has 245 members of the House of Lords, 8 members of the London Assembly, 31 members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly and 7,430 local councillors.


Health minister is first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus [Video]

Health minister is first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus

Health minister Nadine Dorries has become the first MP to be diagnosed with coronavirus.The Conservative MP confirmed she was self-isolating after testing positive, while officials were working to..

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Chancellor refuses to confirm if first Budget will adhere to Tory fiscal rules [Video]

Chancellor refuses to confirm if first Budget will adhere to Tory fiscal rules

The Chancellor has refused to confirm whether he will stick to the fiscal rules set out in the Conservative manifesto when he delivers his first Budget this week. Rishi Sunak said he believes “very..

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Affordable housing should be basic human right, Khan says [Video]

Affordable housing should be basic human right, Khan says

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has vowed to build new council homes and affordable housing in the capital as he continues his re-election campaign. Mr Khan will stand against Conservatives' Shaun..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:42Published
Duncan Smith concerned over Huawei role in UK's 5G network [Video]

Duncan Smith concerned over Huawei role in UK's 5G network

Iain Duncan Smith is one of a group of senior Conservatives to have written to Tory MPs expressing concern over the government's decision to allow Chinese tech company Huawei a role in the UK's 5G..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:57Published
Corbyn attacks PM over climate change record during PMQs [Video]

Corbyn attacks PM over climate change record during PMQs

Today's PMQs saw Jeremy Corbyn criticise Boris Johnson’s record on climate change. The Prime Minister responded by saying Mr Corbyn couldn't cope with the "reality" of what the Conservatives are..

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Boris Johnson facing Tory revolt over Huawei 5G decision

Senior Conservatives mount Commons bid to lock 'high-risk' vendors out of network by 2022
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UK government throws open 'special adviser' recruitment to all-comers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has launched a website to open up recruitment of the influential special advisers who work at the heart of government.
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Budget: Boris Johnson's government set to spend more than Labour under Blair, says think tank

Splurge 'will fail to tackle decade of decline caused by Tories,' warns John McDonnell
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Redcar voters discuss the change they want for their town

At a community hub in Redcar, people who voted Conservative for the first time last year discuss the changes they want to see.
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Britain beyond Brexit, PM Boris Johnson reshapes government

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party..
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John Bercow may be victim of bullying after Tories refuse him a peerage, shadow minister says

Lords snub was 'to do with Brexit', says Dawn Butler
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Senior UK Conservatives warn on Huawei 5G role

They say there are alternatives to the Chinese firm and want Tory MPs to raise their concerns.
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Jewish leaders call on Tories to discipline MP who shared stage with notorious far-right figures

'If the Conservative Party fails to discipline Mr Kawczynski, it runs the serious risk of the public assuming that they share his views on association with such people', Board of Deputies chief says
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Poorer areas that backed Tories face fresh cuts to local services as funding switched to wealthy southern regions

New Conservative MPs representing seats losing out challenged to stand up to Boris Johnson - before cash is diverted to Surrey and Hampshire
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Durham Miners' Gala: Tory MP mocked for claiming Labour is 'culturally appropriating' trade union event

Richard Holden under fire as he vows he and other local Conservatives will defy a 'ban' on attending
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Tory MP wants fireworks display visible from France and 'We love UK' banner on White Cliffs of Dover for Brexit day

Newly-elected Conservative calls for celebration to rival 150 square metre pro-Europe banner
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Boris Johnson forced to retreat on false claim life expectancy gap between rich and poor is narrowing under the Tories

Prime minister 'making things up' - after official statistics showed gap is widening because of 'greater gains' by wealthiest
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Who is still in the race to replace UK's defeated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Britain's opposition Labour Party will elect a new leader after veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn said he would step down following his party's general election defeat by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
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Almost 200,000 council homes lost in decade since Tories came to power

Labour condemns 'disgraceful' 11 per cent drop in number of homes being rented from local authorities
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Fears over future for Erasmus international student exchange scheme after Brexit

Commons bid to force ministers to negotiate continued access for UK students defeated by Tories
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Uri Geller applies to work for Boris Johnson after advert calling for 'super-talented weirdos'

Entertainer pledges to use 'psychic powers' to help Conservative government
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Tory plan for Big Ben to bong in Brexit day celebration scuppered

Amendment to withdrawal bill not picked - in blow to scores of hard Brexit-backing Conservative MPs
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Nick Ramsay: Tory Welsh assembly member suspended from party after 'police incident'

Welsh Assembly member Nick Ramsay has been suspended from the Conservative Party and from its group in the Assembly following an incident on Wednesday, a Conservative spokesman has confirmed.
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Ex-Labour MP who campaigned alongside Boris Johnson allowed to keep party membership

Brexit-backing Gisela Stuart, who urged voters to embrace Conservatives to 'heal the country', says 'They are still collecting my subs'
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British press dramatically cut criticism of ruling Tories for 2019 election, study finds

Coverage of Labour was also over twice as hostile compared to previous poll
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Exclusive: The Brits who won't Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a thumping election victory last week on a campaign to "get Brexit done," but not before some wealthy donors to his Conservative Party quietly took steps to..
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Britain First leader officially joins Conservative Party: 'Boris Johnson is like us'

PM 'obviously a populist nationalist under the surface, like the type of patriotism promoted by' far-right group, statement says
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Tories raised three times more in big donations than Labour during election campaign

The Conservatives registered more than three times as much in large donations as Labour during the general election campaign, new figures have revealed.
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Boris Johnson waters down plans to help homebuyers by ending sales as leaseholds

'This looks like Conservatives backtracking in the face of opposition from vested interests in the property market,' says Labour
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Britain First urges supporters to join Conservative Party 'to make Boris Johnson's leadership more secure'

Far-right group's chief of staff is among extremists who claim to have become Tory members
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Zac Goldsmith to be awarded peerage and place in House of Lords by Tories despite losing seat as MP for second time in three years

Zac Goldsmith to be awarded place in House of Lords by Tories despite losing seat as MP for second time in three years
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Keir Starmer distances himself from Corbyn as he plots bid for Labour leadership

Opposition should have 'taken down' Tories' 'get Brexit done' slogan, says shadow Brexit secretary
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Tory Islamophobia inquiry runs into trouble as Conservative peer criticises academic appointed to head it

Sayeeda Warsi raises questions about professor's comments about conflict in Kashmir
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Conservative Party appoints head of independent review of discrimination, including Islamophobia

The Conservative Party has appointed Professor Swaran Singh of Warwick University to lead an independent review into improving party handling of complaints of all forms of discrimination and prejudice,..
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University lecturers criticised for suggesting Conservatives are 'vermin' and lack 'social conscience'

Students urge institution to ensure subjects are taught in 'impartial manner'
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Tory MP suggests 'insurance system' to fund social care after Conservative election victory

Senior figure's comments follow Boris Johnson's failure to offer detailed policy plan
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MPs to vote on Johnson's Brexit bill on Friday

It comes as a new intake of Conservative MPs will be addressed by the PM later.
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'Absolutely' no prospect of second referendum on Scottish independence, says Michael Gove

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Conservatives trying to block independence vote of 'raging against reality'
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British government's top priority is to leave EU on Jan. 31: Gove

The top priority of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday after the ruling Conservatives were..
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'I will repay your trust,' UK PM Johnson tells ex-Labour voters on trip to north

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England on Saturday and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver a stunning victory for his..
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Boris Johnson evokes spirit of Tony Blair as he vows Tories will be 'servants' of people on victory tour

'Remember, we are not the masters. We are the servants now,' says PM
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UK Labour's finance chief McDonnell to step down after election defeat

Britain's opposition Labour party finance spokesman John McDonnell will not be in his party's next shadow cabinet after Labour's heavy election defeat to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives,..
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Mystery super-rich family celebrate Boris Johnson's election win by buying £65m London townhouse

Buyers waited until Conservative majority assured before signing on dotted line
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Durham North West: The 'no-hope' seat the Tories won

Why did the Conservatives win a seat they did not target and one they had never won before?
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Racism claims and 'forced labour camps': The most controversial new Tory MPs who won seats in general election

Several of 108 incoming Conservatives faced allegations during election campaign
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General election 2019: Tories make history in Labour heartlands

The Conservative Party has won a majority of 80, its biggest general election victory since 1987
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What next for Brexit? One January vote, lengthy trade talks and a race against time

With dominant majority secured, Boris Johnson and Conservatives now stand poised to take Britain out of EU by 31 January
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General election 2019: Rother Valley voters on Conservative win

Rother Valley turned to the Tories for the first time in a century - but why?
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Election result: 52% of votes go to pro-referendum parties despite decisive victory for the Tories

Vote share split echoes ratio from 2016 referendum
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British Muslims 'fear for their future' under Conservatives as Labour's disastrous night blamed on 'poison of antisemitism'

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