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Conservative Party (UK): British political party
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party and colloquially known as the Tories, is one of the two main political parties in the United Kingdom, along with the Labour Party. It is the current governing party, having won the 2019 general election, and has been the primary governing party in the United Kingdom since 2010. The party sits on the right-wing or centre-right of the political spectrum. It encompasses various ideological factions including one-nation conservatives, Thatcherites, and traditionalist conservatives. The party holds the annual Conservative Party Conference, at which senior Conservative figures promote party policy.

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Labour's Pat McFadden defends Starmer's praise of Thatcher [Video]

Labour's Pat McFadden defends Starmer's praise of Thatcher

Labour election chief Pat McFadden has defended Sir Keir Starmer after he faced a backlash for praising Margaret Thatcher. In a Sunday Telegraph opinion piece, the Labour leader claimed the former..

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Badenoch: Govt doesn't want Boris Johnson migration levels [Video]

Badenoch: Govt doesn't want Boris Johnson migration levels

Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch says migration figures seen under the former prime minister Boris Johnson were ones the government "did not want to see again". She dismissed claims Tory MPs would..

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‘We want taxes to come down for working people’, says Labour [Video]

‘We want taxes to come down for working people’, says Labour

Looking ahead to the autumn statement, Labour MP Darren Jones says "on every measure the Conservatives have failed", and adds that "the cost of living crisis is still real" for people up and down the..

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Labour doubts ahead of Hunt's Autumn Statement [Video]

Labour doubts ahead of Hunt's Autumn Statement

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Darren Jones argues Conservatives' promises of a low tax economy is contradicted by actions of 25 tax rises. Mr Jones suggests the Tory party can't be trusted to..

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Tory MP calls for emergency legislation following Rwanda rul [Video]

Tory MP calls for emergency legislation following Rwanda rul

Conservative MP Sir Simon Clarke has called for emergency legislation following the Supreme Court's decision to rule the Rwanda asylum plan unlawful. The MP described the ruling as a "big blow" and..

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Cabinet minister praises Sunak following inflation drop [Video]

Cabinet minister praises Sunak following inflation drop

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Gareth Davies today praised the prime minister following the drop in inflation to 4.6%. The Conservative MP also rebuffed Suella Braverman's scathing attack on the..

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Tory chair: Public want mix of youth and experience [Video]

Tory chair: Public want mix of youth and experience

New Conservative Party Chairman Richard Holden defends the prime minister’s latest cabinet reshuffle and appointment of Lord Cameron by insisting “the public want that combination of youth and..

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UK PM Rishi Sunak faces first no-confidence letter by Tory MP | Can he be ousted? | Oneindia News [Video]

UK PM Rishi Sunak faces first no-confidence letter by Tory MP | Can he be ousted? | Oneindia News

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak has been hit with his first no confidence letter since sacking interior minister Suella Braverman. Rishi Sunak's party MP Andrea Jenkyns wrote a scathing letter to 1922..

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Starmer and Sunak go head-to-head following King's speech [Video]

Starmer and Sunak go head-to-head following King's speech

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomes his eight new MPs into the House following the party's by-election wins saying, "the victories show, without a question, that Britain is ready for change" before..

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Sunak: Rape allegations against Tory MP are very serious [Video]

Sunak: Rape allegations against Tory MP are very serious

The prime minister has described rape allegations against a Conservative MP as "very serious" and says his party's complaints procedures are "robust". Former Tory Party chairman Sir Jake Berry is said..

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Labour: More disclosure needed over rape allegations [Video]

Labour: More disclosure needed over rape allegations

The shadow leader of the Commons has urged the government for "more disclosure" about how it is dealing with rape allegations against an unnamed Conservative MP. It comes after the deputy prime..

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Tory MP Bob Stewart guilty of racially abusing activist [Video]

Tory MP Bob Stewart guilty of racially abusing activist

A Conservative MP has been found guilty of a racially aggravated public order offence after telling an activist to "go back to Bahrain". Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham in south-east London, got into a..

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Tory MP arrives at court after spat outside Foreign Office [Video]

Tory MP arrives at court after spat outside Foreign Office

The Conservative MP Bob Stewart has appeared at court after he allegedly abused an activist in Westminster, London. Mr Stewart has pleaded not guilty to racially abusing Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei who he..

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Gillian Keegan: Crispin Blunt allegations are serious [Video]

Gillian Keegan: Crispin Blunt allegations are serious

Gilian Keegan says the allegations against Conservative MP Crispin Blunt are "serious", but that all the party can do is "act quickly in these cases". It comes after Mr Blunt was arrested on October 25..

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Labour: Tories need to get sharper about scandals in party [Video]

Labour: Tories need to get sharper about scandals in party

The shadow environment secretary refuses to comment directly on the arrest of Crispin Blunt, but says there has been a "string of Conservative MPs caught up in scandals like this" and that the party is..

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Labour wins shock by-election double as Tories blame low turnouts [Video]

Labour wins shock by-election double as Tories blame low turnouts

The Labour Party has secured surprising by-election victories in Tamworth and Mid-Bedfordshire, overturning two huge Conservative majorities. In Tamworth, Labour’s Sarah Edwards has overcome a..

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'Political earthquake': UK's Labour Party win resounding victories over Conservatives [Video]

'Political earthquake': UK's Labour Party win resounding victories over Conservatives

Britain's opposition Labour party have won two by-elections over the ruling Conservatives, putting even more pressure on Rishi Sunak's party as the next general election fast approaches.

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Greg Hands: disappointing results caused by 'legacy issues' [Video]

Greg Hands: disappointing results caused by 'legacy issues'

Conservative Party chairman Greg Hands sought to blame the “legacy issues” predating Mr Sunak's premiership that led up to the two by-elections. Mr Hands insisted that people “think that Rishi..

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Labour overturns huge Tory majority in Tamworth [Video]

Labour overturns huge Tory majority in Tamworth

Sarah Edwards overturned a Conservative majority of more than 19,600 to secure the first Labour victory in the Staffordshire constituency since 2010. The new Labour MP for Tamworth has called on Rishi..

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Labour wins Mid Bedfordshire in historic by-election result [Video]

Labour wins Mid Bedfordshire in historic by-election result

Labour have delivered a historic defeat to the Conservatives by winning Mid Bedfordshire for the first time in the constituency's century-long history. Alistair Strathern has won the seat with a..

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Tamworth by-elections: Voters head to the polls [Video]

Tamworth by-elections: Voters head to the polls

Voters are going to the polls to elect a new MP in the constituency of Tamworth in England. The by-elections will decide who replaces Chris Pincher after the Conservative MP stood down. Report by..

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Yousaf: Scotland to freeze council tax next year [Video]

Yousaf: Scotland to freeze council tax next year

The Scottish first minister has announced council tax in Scotland will be frozen next year at the SNP Conference in Aberdeen. Humza Yousaf also revealed that his party will invest £300 million over..

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Tory MP Peter Bone faces suspension from Parliament [Video]

Tory MP Peter Bone faces suspension from Parliament

Conservative MP Peter Bone faces suspension from the Commons after being found to have committed bullying and sexual misconduct. Parliament’s Independent Expert Panel said the acts took place against..

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Reeves: Labour govt will get Britain building again [Video]

Reeves: Labour govt will get Britain building again

The shadow chancellor says the Conservative Party is "single biggest obstacle" to building infrastructure, investment and growth in Britain. Rachel Reeves adds a Labour government will "get Britain..

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Reeves: Labour would end 13 years of Conservative chaos [Video]

Reeves: Labour would end 13 years of Conservative chaos

The shadow chancellor says the Labour party would "end the chaos and uncertainty of 13 years of Conservative government" if it won the next election. Ahead of her speech at the Labour party conference,..

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