Conservative Pairty (UK)

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Conservative Pairty
LeaderDavid Cameron MP
ChairmanLaird Feldman o Elstree
Deputy ChairmanRobert Halfon MP
Lairds LeaderBaroness Stowell o Beeston
Precedit biTory Pairty
HeidquartersConservative Campaign HQ
4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9NP, England
Youth weengConservative Futur
Weemen's wingConservative Weemen's Organisation
Owerseas weengConservatives Abroad
Membership  (2014)Increase 149,800[1]
Economic liberalism[2]
Breetish unionism
Saft euroscepticism[2][3][4]
Poleetical poseetionCentre-richt
Internaitional affiliationInternaitional Democrat Union
European affiliationAlliance o European Conservatives an Reformists
European Pairlament groupEuropean Conservatives an Reformists
Colours     Blue
Hoose o Commons[5]
330 / 650
Hoose o Lairds[6]
242 / 792
European Pairlament
20 / 73
Scots Pairlament
15 / 129
Welsh Assembly
14 / 60
Lunnon Assembly
9 / 25
Local govrenment[7]
8,779 / 20,565
Polis an Crime Commissioners
16 / 41

The Conservative Pairty, offeecially the Conservative an Unionist Pairty, is a centre-richt[8] poleetical pairty in the Unitit Kinrick. The govrening pairty syne 2010, it is the lairgest in the Hoose o Commons, wi 288 Members o Pairlament. It an aw haes 234 members o the Hoose o Lairds, 4 members o the European Pairlament, 31 Members o the Scots Pairlament, 11 members o the Welsh Assemmly, 8 members o the Lunnon Assembly an 7,445 local cooncillors.[7]

The Conservative Pairty wis foondit in 1834 frae the Tory Pairty—the Conservatives' colloquial name is "Tories"—an wis ane o twa dominant poleetical pairties in the nineteent century, alang wi the Leeberal Pairty. Unner Benjamin Disraeli it played a preeminent role in politics at the hicht o the Breetish Empire. In 1912, the Leeberal Unionist Pairty merged wi the pairty tae form the Conservative an Unionist Party. In the 1920s, the Labour Pairty surpassed the Leeberals as the Conservatives' main rivals. Conservative Prime Meenisters — notably Winston Churchill an Margaret Thatcher — led govrenments for 57 years o the twentiet century.

Poseetioned on the centre-richt tae richt o Breetish politics, the Conservative Pairty is ideologically conservative. Different factions hae dominatit the pairty at different times, includin ane naition conservatives, Thatcherites, an leeberal conservatives, while its views an policies hae chynged ootthrou its history. The pairty has generally adoptit leeberal economic policies—favourin free mercat economics, leemitin state regulation, an pursuin preevatisation—awtho in the past haes an aw supportit pertectionism. The pairty is Breetish unionist, opponin baith Erse reunification an Welsh an Scots unthirldom, an historically supportit the maintenance o the Breetish Empire. The pairty includes thae wi differin views on the European Union, wi Eurosceptic an pro-European weengs. On social policy, it haes historically taken a mair socially conservative approach, tho this haes recedit ower recent decades. In furrin policy, it favours a strang militar capability, bein supportive o Breetish pairteecipation in NATO.

The Conservatives are a member o the Internaitional Democrat Union an the Alliance o Conservatives an Reformists in Europe, an sit wi the European Conservatives an Reformists (ECR) pairlamentar group. The Scots, Welsh, Northren Erse an Gibraltarian brainches o the pairty are semi-autonomous. Its support base consists primarily o middle-cless voters, especially in rural auries o Ingland, an its domination o Breetish politics ootthrou the twentiet century haes led tae it bein referred tae as ane o the maist successfu poleetical pairties in the Wastren warld.[9][10][11]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe".
  3. Paul Taggart and Aleks Szczerbiak. "The Party Politics of Euroscepticism in EU Member and Candidate States". University of Sussex.
  4. Ariane Apodaca. "Information guide: Euroscepticism" (PDF). University of Cardiff.
  5. Current State of the Parties – UK Parliament. Retrieved on 13 May 2015.
  6. "Lords by party, type of peerage and gender". Retrieved 13 Jun 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Local Council Political Compositions". Open Council Date UK. 23 Januar 2018. Archived frae the oreeginal on 30 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. "Competing on the centre right: An examination of party strategy in Britain".
  9. Steve Coulter (10 April 2011). "Book Review: The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron". Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  10. Philip Johnston (19 April 2016). "The Conservative Party may be destroyed by this European madness". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  11. Andrew Gimson (15 May 2017). "Why the Tories keep winning". New Statesman. Retrieved 18 October 2017.