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Centre-right party in the United Kingdom

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Conservative Party (UK): Centre-right party in the United Kingdom
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and 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. It 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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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 Conservative lead over Labour narrows to 12 points: Ipsos MORI poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a 12-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, narrowing from two weeks ago, an Ipsos MORI poll for the Evening Standard newspaper showed on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Conservative Party (UK)

Hard left? Anti-Semetic? Truly for the many? Where are Labour right now? [Video]Hard left? Anti-Semetic? Truly for the many? Where are Labour right now?

The Labour Party: Who are the main rivals to the poll-leading Conservatives', and how do they plan to take the country forward? View on euronews

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Nigel Farage on MEPs leaving Brexit Party [Video]Nigel Farage on MEPs leaving Brexit Party

Nigel Farage said three of the MEPs who have left his Brexit Party have links to the Conservative party. He said they were wrong to back the Conservatives and “don’t understand” what is happening..

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

Three more Brexit Party MEPs quit to back PM’s deal [Video]Three more Brexit Party MEPs quit to back PM’s deal

Three Brexit Party MEPs have quit the party to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and the Conservatives instead. Among those quitting are Annunziata Rees-Mogg – sister of Commons Leader Jacob..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

Brexit Party MEPs resign the whip to support Tories [Video]Brexit Party MEPs resign the whip to support Tories

Four Brexit Party MEPs have resigned the whip to support the Conservative Party in the General Election. Speaking at a press conference in Westminster, Annunziata Rees-Mogg said: “I find it..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:05Published

Split over Europe: Will the Conservatives inner wranglings affect election chances? [Video]Split over Europe: Will the Conservatives inner wranglings affect election chances?

Since the 2016 Brexit vote, the Conservatives have seen it as their mission to get Brexit done, putting them on a collision course with a frequently-hostile public. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:52Published

Javid sets out Tory economic policies for first 100 days [Video]Javid sets out Tory economic policies for first 100 days

Sajid Javid sets out the Conservatives' economic policies in the first 100 days of government, should the party win a majority at the General Election. These include proposed tax breaks for the lowest..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:48Published

Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre [Video]Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre

Jo Swinson was confronted by a protester over the effect of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government's policies on young people. The Liberal Democrat leader was visiting a youth centre in..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:40Published

The 2019 Turner Prize will be shared by all four shortlisted artists [Video]The 2019 Turner Prize will be shared by all four shortlisted artists

The four winners of this year's Turner Prize used the glamorous awards ceremony to hit out at "an era of the Conservatives' hostile environment". In a surprise twist for the art world, Oscar Murillo,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Johnson 'categorically' rules out NHS trade claims [Video]Johnson 'categorically' rules out NHS trade claims

Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'categorically' rules out any part of the NHS being on the table in any trade deals. The Conservative leader dismissed Labour's 'Loch Ness Monster' claims arguing that..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:55Published

Jeremy Corbyn rules out US role in NHS [Video]Jeremy Corbyn rules out US role in NHS

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will not accept any US involvement in the National Health Service. Speaking on the campaign trail in London, the opposition leader also accused the Conservatives of holding..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:46Published

Could anti-Brexit voters deliver Johnson's victory? [Video]Could anti-Brexit voters deliver Johnson's victory?

Voters in the medieval English city of Canterbury who want Britain's next government to stop Brexit could hand power back to a pro-Brexit Conservative Party candidate due to divisions among..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published

UK election campaign focuses on sentencing after London attack [Video]UK election campaign focuses on sentencing after London attack

Boris Johnson is trying to absolve his Conservative Party of blame, despite being in power for a decade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign [Video]Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would toughen sentences for people convicted of violent crime and terrorism, such as the attacker who killed two people on Friday, if he wins a national..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:51Published

I hope Boris Johnson is not returned as Prime Minister - Steve Aiken [Video]I hope Boris Johnson is not returned as Prime Minister - Steve Aiken

Boris Johnson will be the first UK prime minister - if re-elected - to enter office with the union under peril, the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party has claimed. Steve Aiken, of the Northern Ireland..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences [Video]British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that people convicted of terrorism offences should not be allowed out of prison early after it was revealed the London Bridge attacker was released..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses [Video]London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses

The 28 year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before police shot him dead had been released from prison after a previous conviction for terrorism offenses,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

UK's Johnson says will keep no-deal Brexit preparations in place [Video]UK's Johnson says will keep no-deal Brexit preparations in place

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says keeping preparations in place is 'the right thing to do'. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate [Video]Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate

Party leaders have clashed over their climate policies in a Channel 4 News debate ahead of the general election on December 12. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry, Plaid Cymru's..

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Michael Gove blocked from Climate Debate [Video]Michael Gove blocked from Climate Debate

Michael Gove has been blocked from representing the Conservative Party during the Channel 4 News leaders' debate on climate change after other party leaders refused to allow the Chancellor for the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:12Published

Boris Johnson refuses to say if he will go ahead with Andrew Neil interview [Video]Boris Johnson refuses to say if he will go ahead with Andrew Neil interview

Conservative leader Boris Johnson continues to refuse to confirm if he will take part in a grilling by interviewer Andrew Neil. The Prime Minister will not attend the BBC’s seven-way election debate..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Election 2019: November 28 round-up [Video]Election 2019: November 28 round-up

A round-up from the campaign trail on November 28, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies picks holes in the Conservative and Labour manifestos.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

IFS brands Tory and Labour plans 'not credible' [Video]IFS brands Tory and Labour plans 'not credible'

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says neither the Conservatives nor Labour are offering "credible" spending plans ahead of the election. IFS Director, Paul Johnson, offers his views on their proposals...

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Poll predicts victory for UK's Boris Johnson [Video]Poll predicts victory for UK's Boris Johnson

A much-awaited YouGov poll has predicted that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives will win a December 12 election. They're the pollsters who got it right in 2017, but they still warn there's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson has 10-point lead over Labour before election: Savanta ComRes poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Savanta ComRes on Wednesday, ahead of next..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson's lead over Labour holds at 9 points: YouGov poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has maintained its nine-point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of Britain's Dec. 12 election, according to an opinion poll published by..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives maintain seven-point lead over Labour: ICM poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has held its 7-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll by ICM for Reuters, the first to be conducted entirely..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

UK pound, bookies react to poll projecting Conservative election win

The chances of a Conservative Party majority after next month's UK election hit their highest of the campaign on Thursday and lifted sterling in tandem after a closely watched polling model indicated..
Reuters - Published

UK's Conservatives set for biggest win since 1987: YouGov model

Britain's Conservative Party is on course to win its biggest majority in parliament since 1987 at a Dec. 12 election, according to a new poll, which would give Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives will hold inquiry into Islamophobia, says finance minister

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday the governing Conservative Party would hold an inquiry into Islamophobia within its ranks, saying it took criticism from the Muslim community..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives raised more than Labour in third quarter of 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 5.8 million pounds ($7.4 million) from donations and public funds in the third quarter of this year, just beating the opposition Labour..
Reuters - Published

Britain is a dangerous mess, former PM Blair says

Former prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday that Britain was in a dangerous mess and that neither his own Labour Party nor Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives deserved to win a Dec. 12..
Reuters - Published

Former PM Blair says Britain is a mess

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that Britain was in a mess, warning that neither his own Labour Party nor the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, deserved to win a..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson offers up new Brexit promise for Christmas

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Sunday "to get Brexit done", with his Conservative Party making an election pledge to bring his deal to leave the European Union back to parliament..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives on 41%, Labour 30% in Survation poll

Support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party narrowed by three points in a Survation poll reported by a journalist on Sunday, with 41% of respondents saying they would vote..
Reuters - Published

UK finance minister Javid promises 'very detailed costings' of Conservative manifesto

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday the governing Conservative Party would deliver a "very detailed costings document" at the launch of its election manifesto, promising to lower the..
Reuters - Published

Opinium says conservatives have highest share of vote since 2017 general election

The British Conservative Party's lead over the opposition Labour Party has grown to its widest since 2017 with less than three weeks to go before the Dec. 12 election, a poll by Opinium for the..
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson's party manifesto will be out by next week: deputy minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election manifesto will be released by next week, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
Reuters - Published

UK's Conservatives beat Labour in first week of electoral fundraising battle

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 26 times more in political donations than the Labour Party in the first week of the official election campaign.
Reuters - Published

Labour's Corbyn has no credibility without a Brexit plan: UK Conservatives

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn lacks credibility because he will not say how he would vote in the new Brexit referendum he proposes, the Conservative party said after its main..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives hold 16-point lead over Labour: Ipsos MORI/Evening Standard poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party three weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 general election, according to an Ipsos MORI poll for..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson says Conservatives would raise payroll tax threshold

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that his Conservative Party would raise the threshold at which workers start to pay the National Insurance payroll tax to 12,000 pounds ($15,487)..
Reuters - Published

Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with 'factcheck' account

Twitter said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look like a fact checking service during a..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives criticized for 'factcheck' Twitter handle switch

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was criticized by fact checkers and the opposition Labour Party on Tuesday for changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look..
Reuters - Published

Switching allegiances? Brexit stirs election doubts around England

Jules Wilde has never voted for Britain's Conservatives and would hate to do so at the Dec. 12 election, yet for the first time in his life, the 62-year-old carer is considering backing the governing..
Reuters - Published

UK PM sets out immigration plans as Conservatives hit two-year poll high

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Sunday to end preferential treatment for European Union migrants, as opinion polls showed his Conservative Party has the highest level of support..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives: No more preferential treatment for EU migrants after Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives said on Sunday they would end preferential treatment for European Union migrants from January 2021 if they win an election next month.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson: All Conservative election candidates pledge to back my Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all Conservative Party candidates in the Dec. 12 election have pledged to back his Brexit deal, opening the door to getting the agreement passed..
Reuters - Published

Corbyn's BT plans would be illegal under EU law, UK Conservatives say

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's plans to nationalize part of BT to offer people free internet would be illegal under European Union state aid rules, the Conservative Party said.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: What to watch in Britain's Dec. 12 election

Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12 for an election Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes will return his Conservatives with a majority in parliament so he can deliver the country's exit from the..
Reuters - Published

Britain's health service recorded worst ever emergency performance in October

Britain's National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients in emergency wards in October, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has claimed that only the..
Reuters - Published

Brexit Party's Farage turns down electoral pact offer from PM Johnson's Conservatives: report

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
Reuters - Published

UK’s Labour takes a U-turn on Kashmir stand after backlash

In what could be a snub for Labour ideologue-leader Jeremy Corbyn, the British Labour party has officially walked back from its stand on Kashmir which resulted in many Britons of Indian origin shifting..
IndiaTimes - Published

UK Conservative Party hit by cyber attack ahead of election: two sources

Britain’s governing Conservative Party was hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday which tried to force its website offline, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

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