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Conservative Party (UK): British political party
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party and also known colloquially 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. It has been the primary governing party in Britain since 2010. The party is on the centre-right of the political spectrum, and encompasses various ideological factions including one-nation conservatives, Thatcherites, and traditionalist conservatives. The party currently has 356 Members of Parliament, 261 members of the House of Lords, 9 members of the London Assembly, 31 members of the Scottish Parliament, 16 members of the Welsh Parliament, 2 directly elected mayors, 30 police and crime commissioners, and around 6,770 local councillors. It holds the annual Conservative Party Conference.

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Iain Duncan Smith criticises Rishi Sunak's policy on China [Video]

Iain Duncan Smith criticises Rishi Sunak's policy on China

In an exclusive Channel 4 News interview, former leader of the Conservative Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, launched a stinging rebuke to Rishi Sunak's new policy of "robust pragmatism" towards China...

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Health secretary: Diphtheria risk ‘very low’ to UK public [Video]

Health secretary: Diphtheria risk ‘very low’ to UK public

Health Secretary Steve Barclay says that the risk of diphtheria to the British public is “very low”. There have been rising cases of the disease among asylum seekers who have recently arrived in..

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Labour says Government failing on Levelling Up [Video]

Labour says Government failing on Levelling Up

Shadow Levelling Up Secretary Lisa Nandy says the Conservatives are failing on their levelling up agenda and that Labour would do more to get this country working again. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Labour: Tory backbenchers are the ‘anti-growth coalition’ [Video]

Labour: Tory backbenchers are the ‘anti-growth coalition’

Labour shadow minister Pat McFadden says that former prime minister Liz Truss was “unwittingly” referring to Conservative backbenchers when she spoke of an “anti-growth coalition”. The..

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt defends UK’s growth record [Video]

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt defends UK’s growth record

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt acknowledges that the UK’s growth hasn’t “quite recovered from pre-pandemic levels”, but encourages people to look at the “whole picture, since the Conservative Party..

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Autumn Statement: Labour attacks 'pickpocket' government [Video]

Autumn Statement: Labour attacks 'pickpocket' government

Rachel Reeves has launched a fierce attack on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt following his Autumn Statement. The shadow chancellor accused her opposite number of having "picked the pockets of purses and..

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Labour: severance pay ‘goes against every sense of decency’ [Video]

Labour: severance pay ‘goes against every sense of decency’

Labour calls the severance pay given to Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng a “golden goodbye”, saying it “goes against every sense of decency”, while the Conservatives argue it exists because of..

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Labour welcomes PM’s attendance at British Irish Council [Video]

Labour welcomes PM’s attendance at British Irish Council

Labour's Peter Kyle says "it is a good thing" that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will attend the British Irish Council meeting today in Blackpool. The shadow northern ireland secretary also criticises the..

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Labour: The Conservative Party are incapable of stable govt [Video]

Labour: The Conservative Party are incapable of stable govt

Responding to the resignation of Sir Gavin Williamson, Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds says the Conservative Party is "incapable" of "stable government" and calls for a general election...

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Mark Francois criticised for using ethnic slur in Commons [Video]

Mark Francois criticised for using ethnic slur in Commons

Labour MP Sarah Owen has criticised Mark Francois for using an "outdated" ethnic slur in the House of Commons. Mr Francois, the Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, referred to Japanese people as..

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Davey:Blame for this chaos lies squarely with the Tory party [Video]

Davey:Blame for this chaos lies squarely with the Tory party

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey delivers his annual speech after the party conference was cancelled due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Following his thanks to the Queen for..

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Lembit Öpik: ‘Crazy’ to discipline Hancock for I’m a Celeb [Video]

Lembit Öpik: ‘Crazy’ to discipline Hancock for I’m a Celeb

Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Öpik says Matt Hancock has “every right” to appear on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ and that it is “crazy” for the Conservative Party to..

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Braverman denies ‘blocking’ accommodation for migrants [Video]

Braverman denies ‘blocking’ accommodation for migrants

Suella Braverman says that she has not “blocked the procurement of hotels or alternative accommodation to ease the pressure on Manston”. The home secretary was responding to a question from..

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UK government slammed for 'wretched' migrant centre conditions [Video]

UK government slammed for 'wretched' migrant centre conditions

UK politicians from opposition and governing parties have demanded the Conservative government improve conditions at an overcrowded facility for migrants, described by an independent inspector as..

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Gale: Manston centre is ‘problem made in the Home Office’ [Video]

Gale: Manston centre is ‘problem made in the Home Office’

A Conservative MP speaks about overcrowding and sanitation problems at the Manston asylum centre in Kent. Sir Roger Gale visited the migrant facility in his North Thanet constituency on Sunday..

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Conservatives 'putting own politics above national interest' [Video]

Conservatives 'putting own politics above national interest'

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says the Conservatives are putting their own politics above the national interest and that Rishi Sunak was 'irresponsible' to appoint Suella Braverman into the..

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Zahawi backs decision to re-appoint Braverman [Video]

Zahawi backs decision to re-appoint Braverman

Conservative Party Chair Nadhim Zahawi has defended the decision to re-appoint Suella Braverman as the home secretary, saying he believes in "second chances". It comes as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak..

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Starmer: Tories put 'party first and country second' [Video]

Starmer: Tories put 'party first and country second'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer confronted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak about his decision to appoint Suella Braverman as home secretary, saying that ''there is another Tory at the top, but as always with..

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Nadhim Zahawi leaves No.10 [Video]

Nadhim Zahawi leaves No.10

Nadhim Zahawi leaves Downing Street after being appointed the new Conservative Party chairman and a minister without portfolio. Report by Guzzardib. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Shadow secretary says Tories are source of chaos [Video]

Shadow secretary says Tories are source of chaos

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Pat McFadden, says the Conservative Party is the source of chaos and instability during morning rounds interview. Report by Guzzardib. Like us on Facebook at..

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Rishi Sunak leaves CCHQ after first statement as leader [Video]

Rishi Sunak leaves CCHQ after first statement as leader

Rishi Sunak leaves Conservative Party HQ after delivering his first statement as leader of the Conservative Party. He is due to meet with the King on Tuesday where he will be invited to form a..

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Sunak promises to serve with 'integrity and humility' [Video]

Sunak promises to serve with 'integrity and humility'

Rishi Sunak says he is "humbled and honoured" to be nominated as leader of the Conservative Party and says "stability and unity" are his "upmost priorities". In a short statement he says the UK faces..

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Rishi Sunak Wins Race To Become UK’s Next Prime Minister [Video]

Rishi Sunak Wins Race To Become UK’s Next Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak Wins Race , To Become UK’s Next Prime Minister. Liz Truss announced her resignation as prime minister on Oct. 20. Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt and Boris Johnson were considered to..

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Rishi Sunak set to become Britain's next prime minister [Video]

Rishi Sunak set to become Britain's next prime minister

Candidates had a 15:00 CET deadline to get the support from 100 fellow Conservative Party MPs.

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