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Conservative Party (UK): Political party in the United Kingdom
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, known informally as the Tories, and historically also known as the 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, and 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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'Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings are destroying the Conservative Party': Pressure on PM mounts as moderates flee over Brexit

'If I want to stand up for liberal values, then the Conservative Party is no longer the place to do that'
Independent - Published

Former Conservative minister Gyimah joins Liberal Democrats over Brexit

Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative grouping in parliament over his opposition to..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Videos for Conservative Party (UK)

Therese Coffey replaces Amber Rudd in Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary [Video]Therese Coffey replaces Amber Rudd in Cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has replaced Amber Rudd only hours after she stunned Westminster by quitting the Cabinet and the Tory Party. Therese Coffey MP, an environment minister and MP for Suffolk..

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'I Cannot Stand By''I Cannot Stand By'": Amber Rudd Resigns Over Boris Johnson's Mass Firings

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has given up the Conservative whip and quit UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet. Business Insider reports Rudd resigned after Johnson sacked 21 rebellious..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Amber Rudd: 80% to 90% of government time spent preparing for no-deal [Video]Amber Rudd: 80% to 90% of government time spent preparing for no-deal

Amber Rudd explains why she quit theCabinet but says she intends to stay within the Conservative Party. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, she says she has seen very little evidence of a deal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Amber Rudd resigns from Cabinet and surrenders Tory whip [Video]Amber Rudd resigns from Cabinet and surrenders Tory whip

Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip. The Hastings and Rye MP quit in protest at Boris Johnson's handling of Brexit. Rudd said she was relinquishing the Tory..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

British PM Johnson says he will not contemplate resigning [Video]British PM Johnson says he will not contemplate resigning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was not willing to contemplate a scenario where he would have to resign from office if he failed in his pledge to finalise Britain's exit from the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Brexit rebel Caroline Nokes: Boris Johnson's Conservatives 'all over the place' [Video]Brexit rebel Caroline Nokes: Boris Johnson's Conservatives 'all over the place'

Caroline Nokes says the Tories are in a dangerous position to fight an election.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:46Published

A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election [Video]A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas [Video]Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas

Labour MP for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his derogatory comments after he likened Muslim women who wear a veil to bank robbers and letter boxes. Mr Singh..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated in key no-deal Brexit vote [Video]Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated in key no-deal Brexit vote

Conservative mutiny ensures prime minister's first defeat in parliament, leaving Britain on the brink of an election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published

Crucial Commons vote breakdown: How many Tories defied Boris Johnson? [Video]Crucial Commons vote breakdown: How many Tories defied Boris Johnson?

MPs have voted in favour of allowing a cross-party alliance to take control of the Commons agenda on Wednesday in a bid to block a no-deal Brexit on October 31 by 328 votes to 301, majority 27. We take..

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Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority as Brexit crisis bites [Video]Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority as Brexit crisis bites

Phillip Lee has abandoned the Conservative Party, citing 'bullying and lies'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

Ed Davey delighted Lib Dems have taken away Conservative working majority [Video]Ed Davey delighted Lib Dems have taken away Conservative working majority

Ed Davey speaks at College Green where he says he is delighted his party have claimed Phillip Lee MP from the Conservatives. The former Tory MP Dr Lee quit the party to join the Liberal Democrats.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Boris Johnson loses majority ahead of key vote [Video]Boris Johnson loses majority ahead of key vote

The Conservative party no longer has a majority in UK parliament after an MP defected, hours before a major Brexit vote in the House of Commons. Sam Holder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

MP Phillip Lee quits Tories to join Liberal Democrats [Video]MP Phillip Lee quits Tories to join Liberal Democrats

Conservative MP Phillip Lee has quit the party to join the Liberal Democrats. In a moment of high-drama in the Commons, Dr Lee crossed the floor while Prime Minister Boris Johnson was delivering a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

UK Prime Minister Johnson Threatens Election If Brexit Gets Delayed [Video]UK Prime Minister Johnson Threatens Election If Brexit Gets Delayed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned lawmakers he would seek an election if they try to further delay Brexit. According to Reuters, Johnson promised to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'I don't want an election,' says Johnson as bookies slash General Election odds [Video]'I don't want an election,' says Johnson as bookies slash General Election odds

The prime minister says anti-no deal Conservatives could be kicked out of the party.

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Ruth Davidson: Professional and personal changes prompt resignation with a 'heavy heart' [Video]Ruth Davidson: Professional and personal changes prompt resignation with a 'heavy heart'

Ruth Davidson has quit as Scottish Conservative leader "with a heavy heart". She said leading the Tories in Holyrood - the job which she took on in November 2011 - had been the "privilege of my life"...

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Ken Clarke: Boris Johnson acting like a petty dictator [Video]Ken Clarke: Boris Johnson acting like a petty dictator

Sir Ken Clarke says Boris Johnson is acting like a 'petty dictator' in his decision to porogue Parliament. The Conservative MP's remarks come after thousands of people rallied for hours outside..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

How could a no-deal Brexit be stopped? [Video]How could a no-deal Brexit be stopped?

The UK is due to leave the EU on October 31 this year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for Brexit to happen on this date, come what may, deal or no deal. MPs return to Parliament from their..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Farage would form ‘non-aggression pact’ with Tories if PM pursues no-deal Brexit [Video]Farage would form ‘non-aggression pact’ with Tories if PM pursues no-deal Brexit

The Brexit Party would form a “non-aggression pact” with the Conservative Party if it pursues a no-deal Brexit, Nigel Farage has confirmed. The party held a rally in Westminster to announce its..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

Flock of sheep walk the streets of London for anti-Brexit campaign [Video]Flock of sheep walk the streets of London for anti-Brexit campaign

A flock of sheep was herded along Whitehall on Thursday by campaigners who say a no-deal Brexit could force half of UK farms out of business. Six sheep were led past government buildings by the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Ex-Tory Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems to fight against Brexit [Video]Ex-Tory Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems to fight against Brexit

Former Tory MP Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying it is the best way for her to fight to remain in the EU. Dr Wollaston, who announced the move late on Wednesday, quit the..

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Boris Johnson's Commons majority cut to one as Conservatives lose Welsh seat to Liberal Democrats [Video]Boris Johnson's Commons majority cut to one as Conservatives lose Welsh seat to Liberal Democrats

"My very first act as your MP when I arrive in Westminster will be to find Mr Boris Johnson, wherever he’s hiding, and tell him loud and clear: stop playing with the futures of our communities and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:28Published

Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership [Video]Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership

The new Welsh Lib Dem leader Jane Dodds speaks following her by-election victory and calls for Boris Johnson to act on the climate crisis and rule out no-deal Brexit. The Liberal Democrats won the..

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Boris Johnson has majority of one after Brecon and Radnorshire by-election blow [Video]Boris Johnson has majority of one after Brecon and Radnorshire by-election blow

Boris Johnson has been dealt a significant blow after the Conservatives lost the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election to leave the new Prime Minister with a working majority of just one. The Liberal..

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Sam Gyimah: Former Conservative minister launches blistering attack on Boris Johnson as he joins Lib Dems

A former Conservative minister has laucched a blistering attack on Boris Johnson as he left the party to join the Liberal Democrats
Independent - Published

Conservative Party have advert removed by Facebook for putting a fake headline on a BBC news story

Facebook to keep deactivated ad on file as example of how platform is 'misused'
Independent - Published

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.
Reuters - Published

Tories accused of 'misleading' Facebook advert after altering news report about Boris Johnson's education policy

Conservative ad replaces BBC headline with new version to promote schools funding
Independent - Published

'I am giving up on the Conservatives': Boris Johnson faces election gamble as voters desert him over Brexit

Frustration with the failure to leave the EU evident on streets of Lincoln
Independent - Published

Brexit frustrations make snap election a big gamble for Johnson

James Bowkett is a long-time Conservative Party supporter who voted in 2016 for Britain to leave the European Union.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson rules out Farage deal despite warning of electoral 'kicking'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday ruled out an electoral pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which had warned that the Conservatives would take a "real kicking" in an election if Brexit was..
Reuters - Published

Farage warns UK PM Johnson of electoral 'kicking' over Brexit

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage offered Prime Minister Boris Johnson an election pact on Wednesday but warned that unless there was a clean-break Brexit, the Conservatives would take a "real kicking"..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives retain large lead over Labour: poll

Britain's governing Conservatives retain a significant lead over the opposition Labour Party according to a poll published on Wednesday as the country could soon hold an election to break the Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Expelled senior Tory backs second Brexit referendum and says other Conservatives will follow

Expelled Tory heavyweight Oliver Letwin has thrown his weight behind a fresh Brexit referendum and told Boris Johnson it is his best escape route from the crisis.
Independent - Published

Tory MPs expelled by Boris Johnson demand all government communications over parliament suspension

Former Conservatives join with opposition to demand release of letters, emails, texts and WhatsApp messages
Independent - Published

Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths cleared of wrongdoing over sexting scandal

Politician bombarded woman with 2,000 lewd texts weeks after birth of first child
Independent - Published

Nigel Farage seeks electoral pact with Tories in bid to decimate Labour heartland

Conservatives 'don't need electoral alliance with anyone,' says chancellor, but refuses to rule it out
Independent - Published

UK's governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

Britain's governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of..
Reuters - Published

John Bercow: Conservatives will contest Speaker's seat in break from convention

Throughout his time sitting at head of House of Commons, speaker has ruffled feathers of his former Conservative colleagues
Independent - Published

UK Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd quits government in Brexit protest

Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government and the ruling Conservative Party on Saturday in a protest over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the country's..
Reuters - Published

Philip Hammond threatens to sue Conservatives over loss of party whip

'This is my party, and I am not going to be pushed out of it,' says former chancellor
Independent - Published

UK Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigns: Twitter account

Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government on Saturday, saying she cannot stand by while loyal Conservatives are expelled from the party.
Reuters - Published

Amber Rudd: Work and pensions secretary resigns and quits Tories as Boris Johnson's government plunged into further chaos

'I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled,' MP says as she launches attack on Boris Johnson
Independent - Published

Brexit: Rebel former Tory MP expelled by Boris Johnson calls for second referendum

Antoinette Sandbach suggests Tories are 'turning into the Brexit party' - and that she might not return even if Boris Johnson wants her to
Independent - Published

British lawmakers willing to go to court to enforce Brexit delay: BBC

British lawmakers, including Conservatives expelled this week from the party, are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to seek a delay to Brexit, the BBC reported on..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson is no Winston Churchill says wartime leader's sacked grandson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is nothing like Winston Churchill but someone who tells lies about the European Union, according to the grandson of Britain's wartime leader who was sacked from the..
Reuters - Published

Ken Clarke: Five decades in Parliament

The BBC looks back at the career of veteran MP Ken Clarke after he was effectively thrown out of the Conservative Party.
BBC News - Published

Churchill's grandson says Brexit is sending UK's influence into 'free fall'

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of World War Two leader Winston Churchill, said on Wednesday that Brexit is sending Britain's status into "free fall" after he was sacked from the Conservative Party for..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson receives support from Conservatives over new election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won cheers on Wednesday from some of his lawmakers when he told a meeting of his Conservative Party that there must be a new election and Britain must leave the European..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Tory kicked out of party for voting against Boris Johnson accuses PM of 'serial disloyalty'

Sir Nicholas Soames is one of 21 MPs stripped of the Conservative whip after rebelling against the PM over Brexit
Independent - Published

Brexit: Slouching Jacob Rees-Mogg lampooned in memes

The Conservative MP's relaxed posture in Parliament unleashed a flood of creativity from web users.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Conservative peers launch last-ditch effort to block no-deal bill

More than 100 amendments tabled in House of Lords in attempt to eat up time for debate
Independent - Published

Winston Churchill's grandson to be expelled from Tory Party for voting against Boris Johnson

Nicholas Soames loses the whip after 37 years as an MP
Independent - Published

Churchill's grandson to be expelled from Conservative Party after defying Johnson

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain's World War Two leader Winston Churchill, will be expelled from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit.
Reuters - Published

The British Conservatives who rebelled and will be expelled from party

Twenty-one lawmakers in the ruling Conservative Party rebelled against Prime Minster Boris Johnson on Tuesday by backing the first step toward legislating to block a no-deal Brexit. They will be..
Reuters - Published

All Conservative rebel Brexit lawmakers being kicked out of party: BBC

All 21 lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party who voted against the government to back a motion to seize control of parliamentary time to try to block a 'no deal' Brexit are being kicked out of..
Reuters - Published

Winston Churchill's grandson to vote against PM Johnson, risking expulsion from party

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain's World War Two leader Winston Churchill, said he would vote against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit on Tuesday, a step that enforcers have warned would..
Reuters - Published

Britain's Hammond: We have the numbers to defeat Johnson on Brexit

An alliance of opposition parties and rebel Conservative lawmakers should have the numbers to defeat Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Brexit on Tuesday, former British finance minister..
Reuters - Published

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