Conservative Party (UK)

  • conservative and unionist party
    leaderboris johnson
    co-chairmanamanda milling
    ben elliot[1]
    acting chief executive officermike chattey[2]
    1922 committee acting chairgraham brady[3]
    1922 committee executive secretarybob blackman
    treasurerehud sheleg
    founded1834 (186 years ago) (1834)
    merger oftory party
    liberal unionist party
    headquarters4 matthew parker street
    london
    sw1h 9hq
    youth wingyoung conservatives[4]
    women's wingconservative women's organisation
    overseas wingconservatives abroad
    lgbt winglgbt+ conservatives
    membership (2019)increase 191,000[5]
    ideologyconservatism[6][7]
    british unionism
    economic liberalism[7]
    political positioncentre-right[8][9][10]
    european affiliationeuropean conservatives and reformists party
    international affiliationinternational democrat union
    colours     blue
    house of commons
    365 / 650
    house of lords[11]
    245 / 793
    london assembly
    8 / 25
    scottish parliament
    31 / 129
    welsh assembly
    11 / 60
    local government[12]
    7,437 / 20,249
    directly elected mayors
    4 / 25
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    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 7,437 local councillors.[12]

    the conservative party was founded in 1834 from the tory party—the conservatives' colloquial name is tories—and was one of two dominant political parties in the 19th century, along with the liberal party. under benjamin disraeli, it played a preeminent role in politics at the height of the british empire. in 1912, the liberal unionist party merged with the party to form the conservative and unionist party. in the 1920s, the labour party surpassed the liberals as the conservatives' main rivals. conservative prime ministers, most notably winston churchill and margaret thatcher, led governments for 57 years of the 20th century.

    positioned on the centre-right of british politics, the conservative party is ideologically conservative. different factions have dominated the party at different times, including one nation conservatives, thatcherites, and liberal conservatives, while its views and policies have changed throughout its history. the party has generally adopted liberal economic policies—favouring free market economics, limiting state regulation, and pursuing privatisation—although in the past has also supported protectionism. the party is british unionist, opposing both irish reunification and welsh and scottish independence, and historically supported the maintenance of the british empire. the party includes those with differing views on the european union, with eurosceptic and pro-european wings. on social policy, it has historically taken a more socially conservative approach, though this has receded over recent decades. in foreign policy, it favours a strong military capability, being supportive of british participation in nato.

    the conservatives are a member of the international democrat union and the european conservatives and reformists party. the scottish, welsh, northern irish and gibraltarian branches of the party are semi-autonomous. its support base consists primarily of middle-class voters, especially in rural areas of england, and its domination of british politics throughout the twentieth century has led to it being referred to as one of the most successful political parties in the western world.[13][14][15]

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Conservative and Unionist Party
LeaderBoris Johnson
Co-ChairmanAmanda Milling
Ben Elliot[1]
Acting Chief Executive OfficerMike Chattey[2]
1922 Committee Acting ChairGraham Brady[3]
1922 Committee Executive SecretaryBob Blackman
TreasurerEhud Sheleg
Founded1834 (186 years ago) (1834)
Merger ofTory Party
Liberal Unionist Party
Headquarters4 Matthew Parker Street
London
SW1H 9HQ
Youth wingYoung Conservatives[4]
Women's wingConservative Women's Organisation
Overseas wingConservatives Abroad
LGBT wingLGBT+ Conservatives
Membership (2019)Increase 191,000[5]
IdeologyConservatism[6][7]
British unionism
Economic liberalism[7]
Political positionCentre-right[8][9][10]
European affiliationEuropean Conservatives and Reformists Party
International affiliationInternational Democrat Union
Colours     Blue
House of Commons
365 / 650
House of Lords[11]
245 / 793
London Assembly
8 / 25
Scottish Parliament
31 / 129
Welsh Assembly
11 / 60
Local government[12]
7,437 / 20,249
Directly elected mayors
4 / 25
www.conservatives.com Edit this at Wikidata

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 7,437 local councillors.[12]

The Conservative Party was founded in 1834 from the Tory Party—the Conservatives' colloquial name is Tories—and was one of two dominant political parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party. Under Benjamin Disraeli, it played a preeminent role in politics at the height of the British Empire. In 1912, the Liberal Unionist Party merged with the party to form the Conservative and Unionist Party. In the 1920s, the Labour Party surpassed the Liberals as the Conservatives' main rivals. Conservative Prime Ministers, most notably Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, led governments for 57 years of the 20th century.

Positioned on the centre-right of British politics, the Conservative Party is ideologically conservative. Different factions have dominated the party at different times, including one nation conservatives, Thatcherites, and liberal conservatives, while its views and policies have changed throughout its history. The party has generally adopted liberal economic policies—favouring free market economics, limiting state regulation, and pursuing privatisation—although in the past has also supported protectionism. The party is British unionist, opposing both Irish reunification and Welsh and Scottish independence, and historically supported the maintenance of the British Empire. The party includes those with differing views on the European Union, with Eurosceptic and pro-European wings. On social policy, it has historically taken a more socially conservative approach, though this has receded over recent decades. In foreign policy, it favours a strong military capability, being supportive of British participation in NATO.

The Conservatives are a member of the International Democrat Union and the European Conservatives and Reformists Party. The Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and Gibraltarian branches of the party are semi-autonomous. Its support base consists primarily of middle-class voters, especially in rural areas of England, and its domination of British politics throughout the twentieth century has led to it being referred to as one of the most successful political parties in the Western world.[13][14][15]

Other Languages
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကွန်ဆာဗေးတစ်ပါတီ
Simple English: Conservative Party (UK)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Konzervativna stranka (Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo)
татарча/tatarça: Konservativ firqä (Böyekbritaniä)