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Tory an Unionist Pairty

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Tory an Unionist Pairty
LeaderRishi Sunak
Lairds LeaderThe Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Precedit biTory Pairty
HeidquartersConservative Campaign HQ
4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9NP, England
Membership  (2014)Increase 149,800[1]
Economic liberalism[2]
Breetish unionism
Poleetical poseetionCentre-richt
Internaitional affiliationInternaitional Democrat Union
European affiliationAlliance o European Conservatives an Reformists
European Pairlament groupEuropean Conservatives an Reformists
Colours     Blue

The Tory an Unionist Pairty[3] (Tory Pairty, Tories, Inglis: Conservative and Unionist Party an the Conservatives) is a centre-richt[4] poleitical pairty in the Unitit Kinrick. The govrenin pairty syne 2010, it is the maistmuckle in the Hoose o Commons, wi 364 Members o Pairlament.[5]

The pairty wis foondit in 1834 frae the oreeginal Tory Pairty (1678-1834), an wis ane o twa dominant polítical pairties in the nineteent century, alang wi the Leeberal Pairty. Unner Benjamin Disraeli it played a preeminent role in politics at the heicht o the Breetish Empire. In 1912, the Leeberal Unionist Pairtye merged wi the pairty tae form the Tory an Unionist Pairty. In the 1920s, the Labour Pairty surpassed the Líberals as the Tories' main rivals. Tory Prime Meenisters — notably Winston Churchill an Margaret Thatcher — led govrenments for 57 year o the twentiet century.

Posítioned on the centre-richt tae richt o Brítish politics, the Tories are 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 haes generally adoptit líberal economic policies—favourin free mercat economics, leemitin state regulation, an pursuin prívatisation—awtho in the past haes supportit pertectionism an aa. The pairty is British unionist, opponin Erse reunification an Welsh an Scots unthirldom, an historically supportit the maintenance o the British Empire. On social policy, it haes historically taen a mair socially conservative approach, tho this haes recedit ower recent decades. In furrin policy, it favours a strang militar capability, bein supportive o British pairtícipation in NATO.

The Tories 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 airts o Ingland, an its domination o Brítish politics throu-oot the twentiet century haes led tae it bein referred tae as ane o the maist successfu polítical pairties in the Wastren warld.[6][7][8]


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  1. "Membership of UK political parties - Commons Library Standard Note". UK Parliament. Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. a b Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". parties-and-elections.eu.
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 12 November 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Competing on the centre right: An examination of party strategy in Britain". Archived frae the original on 4 Apryle 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  5. https://members.parliament.uk/parties/Commons
  6. Steve Coulter (10 Apryle 2011). "Book Review: The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron". Retrieved 8 Julie 2016.
  7. Philip Johnston (19 Apryle 2016). "The Conservative Party may be destroyed by this European madness". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 Julie 2016.
  8. Andrew Gimson (15 Mey 2017). "Why the Tories keep winning". New Statesman. Retrieved 18 October 2017.