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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 7,437 local councillors.

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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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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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Videos for Conservative Party (UK)

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..

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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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

Boris Johnson: I will do nothing to imperil our relationship with the US [Video]Boris Johnson: I will do nothing to imperil our relationship with the US

Boris Johnson says he will do 'absolutely nothing to imperil our relationship with the United States' and the Conservative Party cheers when Jeremy Corbyn says the UK will leave the EU on Friday.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

PM: Decision on HS2 'very shortly' [Video]PM: Decision on HS2 'very shortly'

Boris Johnson says that there will be a decision made on HS2 "very shortly." The prime minister was responding to a question from Conservative MP for Sedgefield Paul Howell, who said: "I hope to see a..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:37Published

Gordon Brown says people not at ease with country [Video]Gordon Brown says people not at ease with country

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has claimed that despite the Conservative Party holding a majority of 80 seats in the House of Commons, people are not at ease with the country.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Francois: Public should help fund Brexit day bongs [Video]Francois: Public should help fund Brexit day bongs

Conservative MP Mark Francois has backed the prime minister’s endorsement to crowdfund the ringing of Big Ben on January 31st at 23:00 GMT to mark the UK’s departure from the European Union. He..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:46Published

Chancellor Sajid Javid visits Metrolink staff in Manchester [Video]Chancellor Sajid Javid visits Metrolink staff in Manchester

Chancellor Sajid Javid visits staff at the Trafford Park Metrolink site after announcing the date of the first Government budget. The Chancellor has hailed a new "infrastructure revolution" and said..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

Angela Rayner launches Labour deputy leadership bid [Video]Angela Rayner launches Labour deputy leadership bid

Labour must "win or die", shadow cabinet minister Angela Rayner warned as she launched her bid for the party's deputy leadership. Setting out the high stakes for the party, she said Labour faced "the..

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

UK MP Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership bid [Video]UK MP Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership bid

Jess Phillips, the UK member of parliament for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley announced her bid for the Labour leadership on Friday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

 

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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Factbox: What's top of British Prime Minister Johnson's inbox?

After the Conservative Party's election victory last week, what is top of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's to-do list?
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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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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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World leaders react to Boris Johnson's British election victory

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday.
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UK's Johnson heads to Buckingham Palace to ask to form government

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left his Downing Street residence to ask Queen Elizabeth for formal permission to create a new government, after his Conservative Party won an unexpectedly..
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Johnson pledges not to let down wary first-time Conservative voters

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised not to let down voters whose hands had "quivered over the ballot paper" before backing his Conservative party for the first time.
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Veteran UK Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner loses to Conservatives

Veteran Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner lost the seat he had held since 1970 on Friday, as another brick in the "Red Wall" of traditional Labour support fell to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
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Brexit beckons as UK's Johnson coasts to commanding win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant..
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UK on track for Brexit as election landslide looms for Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant..
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UK heads towards Brexit as Johnson on course for decisive win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party looks set for a resounding victory in Britain's election on Thursday, allowing him to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31 in what would be the country's most..
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Conservatives take first seat in northern England from Labour

Boris Johnson's Conservative party won its first seat from the opposition Labour party in Thursday's election, gaining a seat that had been held since it was formed in 1950.
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EU welcomes clear UK Conservative victory as clarity over Brexit

European diplomats on Thursday welcomed the clarity an apparently decisive election victory for the Conservative Party gave to Britain's stalled withdrawal from the EU, but said it would be challenging..
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UK's Farage: We will get Brexit, but maybe not the right Brexit

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said Britain would leave the European Union if Boris Johnson's Conservatives win the majority forecast in the exit poll, but it may not be the hard Brexit he had spent..
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Britain Brexit bound as Johnson heads for big parliamentary majority

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party will win a resounding victory in Britain's election with a parliamentary majority of 86 seats, an exit poll showed on Thursday, empowering him to..
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British PM Johnson to win a majority of 86: exit poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party will win a majority of 86 seats in Britain's election, giving him the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, an exit poll..
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After exit poll, UK's Labour says it is too early to call election result

It is too early to call the result of Thursday's election, a spokesperson for Britain's opposition Labour Party said, after an exit poll forecast Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives would win..
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What would a UK Conservative majority government do?

An exit poll has predicted Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives will win an outright majority in Thursday's election with a total of 368 seats.
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Leader of Canada's main opposition party quits after loss to Trudeau

The head of Canada's main opposition Conservatives quit on Thursday after losing an October election to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, leaving the party in search of a more effective leader.
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives' lead over Labour edges down to 11 points: Ipsos MORI poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, narrowing from 12 points last week, an Ipsos MORI opinion poll for the Evening Standard newspaper showed on..
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UK Labour cuts Conservative lead ahead of election: poll

Britain's governing Conservatives have seen their lead over the opposition Labour Party cut to five percentage points, according to a Savanta ComRes poll for The Telegraph newspaper published on the..
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British model Lily Cole backs climate change hunger strikers

British model and actress Lily Cole on Monday visited two elderly climate change activists from the Extinction Rebellion group who have been on hunger strike outside Prime Minister Boris Johnson's..
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UK PM Johnson's lead over Labour narrows slightly: ICM poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has seen its lead over the opposition Labour Party narrow slightly to six points, according to an opinion poll by ICM for Reuters published..
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UK PM Johnson's Conservatives poll lead jumps to 14 points: Survation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party extended its lead over the Labour Party to 14 percentage points, up from 9 percentage points a week ago, an opinion poll by Survation for ITV's..
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UK security minister says no Russian money behind Conservative election bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has not funded its election campaign with Russian money, security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday.
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Poll predicts UK Conservatives to win majority of 38 in election: Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on course to win a parliamentary majority of 38 seats in Thursday's election, according to a new poll, the Sunday Times' political editor..
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UK PM Johnson sees lead over Labour edge up: YouGov poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has increased its lead slightly over the opposition Labour Party to 10 points, a YouGov poll for The Sunday Times showed ahead of Thursday's national..
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UK's Conservatives 11 points ahead of Labour before election: Deltapoll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party although its advantage has been cut slightly, a Deltapoll survey for the Mail on Sunday..
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UK PM Johnson's Conservatives keep 15-point lead over Labour: Opinium poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has retained his 15-point lead over the opposition Labour Party less than a week before a national election, according to a poll by Opinium published on Saturday by..
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Leaked Brexit document did not reflect final version of deal: UK source

A leaked document used by the Labour party to attack the governing Conservatives' Brexit deal was written by a junior civil servant and was an initial appraisal of the deal and not formally approved, a..
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UK PM Johnson's Conservatives add 3.6 million pounds to election war-chest

Britain's ruling Conservatives received 3.6 million pounds ($4.62 million) in political donations in the week to Nov. 26, while the main opposition Labour Party received 522,000 pounds, Electoral..
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UK's Brexit Party loses four European lawmakers to Conservatives

Britain's Brexit Party said on Thursday that four of its elected members of the European parliament (MEPs) had left the party to support the governing Conservatives in the British election on Dec. 12.
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UK Conservatives plan January Brexit, February budget if they win election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives said on Wednesday they would complete Britain's exit from the European Union by the end of January and hold a budget in February if they win the national..
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UK Conservatives' complaint over TV ice sculpture stunt rejected

Britain's communications watchdog has rejected a complaint by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party over a broadcaster's decision to represent him with a block of melting ice in a..
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UK Conservatives ramp up Facebook election ads

Britain's governing Conservative Party has ramped up its campaigning efforts on social media platform Facebook with a surge of ads highlighting policy areas to younger voters.
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UK PM Johnson says UK will leave EU by January 31 at the latest

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would leave the European Union by Jan. 31 at the latest if his Conservative Party win a majority in the election in two weeks time.
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UK's Johnson replaced by ice block in TV debate, Conservatives cry foul

British broadcaster Channel 4 represented Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a block of melting ice in a prime-time election debate on the environment on Thursday, prompting his Conservative Party to..
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Boris Johnson's Conservatives raise record UK campaign funds

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives smashed the record for the amount of money raised in the first fortnight of an election campaign on Thursday, while the unions turned on the taps to..
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Johnson's Conservatives break fundraising record, unions donate to Labour

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives smashed the record for the amount of money raised in the first fortnight of an election campaign on Thursday, while the unions turned on the taps to..
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UK Labour outperforms Johnson's Conservatives in electoral fundraising

Britain's opposition Labour Party raised 3.5 million pounds ($4.5 million) in the second week of the official election campaign, outperforming Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives who raised 3..
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