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The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
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The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party and colloquially referred to as the Tory Party or the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that espouses the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. As of 2013 it is the largest political party in the United Kingdom, being the largest single party in the House of Commons with 303 MPs, the largest party in local government with 8,628 councillors, and the largest British party in the European Parliament with 25 MEPs. It governs in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, with David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, as Prime Minister.

 

Leader: David Cameron

Co-Chairmen: Grant Shapps, Lord Feldman 

Founded: 1834

Preceded by: Tory Party

Youth wing: Conservative Future

Women's Wing: Conservative Women's Organisation

Ideology: Conservatism (British), British unionism    

              Internal factions: • Liberal conservatism      

                                       • Libertarianism      

                                       • One-nation conservatism      

                                       • Social conservatism      

                                       • Thatcherism      

                                       • Neoconservatism

 

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June 3, 2010

updated: 2013-08-18

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