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Centre-right political party in the United Kingdom

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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 Parliament and 7,430 local councillors.

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Dodds calls for "guarantees of delivery" from government [Video]

Dodds calls for "guarantees of delivery" from government

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for "guarantees of delivery, not just warm words" from the government's Covid-19 economic recovery plan, claiming the Conservative party had a history of..

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'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM [Video]

'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM

John Bruton told Euronews that there were elements in Britain's governing Conservative Party who wanted to 'wreck' the European UnionView on euronews

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The state of the political parties as the UK eases Covid-19 lockdown [Video]

The state of the political parties as the UK eases Covid-19 lockdown

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the Conservatives continue to ease the coronavirus lockdown.

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Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row [Video]

Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is under increasing pressure to resign amid a row over the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development. Mr Jenrick approved the development on the..

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Jenrick to release documents in Westferry Printworks row [Video]

Jenrick to release documents in Westferry Printworks row

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has agreed to release all relevant documents pertaining to his controversial decision to approve the Westferry Printworks property development on the Isle of Dogs in..

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England will get its pubs back on July 4 [Video]

England will get its pubs back on July 4

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday pubs, restaurants and hotels could reopen in England early next month when the social distancing rule is relaxed, easing the coronavirus lockdown that has..

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Huw Merriman: British Airways is 'barrelling down' on its own employees [Video]

Huw Merriman: British Airways is 'barrelling down' on its own employees

Conservative MP Huw Merriman, chairman of the Commons Transport Select Committee, talks about the group's findings on the conduct of British Airways throughout the coronavirus lockdown.

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The state of the political parties as the UK battles Covid-19 [Video]

The state of the political parties as the UK battles Covid-19

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the Conservatives begin to ease the coronavirus lockdown.

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Government minister resigns over Cummings row [Video]

Government minister resigns over Cummings row

Conservative MP Douglas Ross has resigned from his government post as Scottish Minister as tensions rise over Dominic Cummings, who allegedly breached lockdown rules by travelling to County Durham..

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Screen showing Boris Johnson videos parks outside Cummings' home [Video]

Screen showing Boris Johnson videos parks outside Cummings' home

A van with a jumbo screen showing videos of Boris Johnson's coronavirus warnings was parked outside Dominic Cummings' home in Islington, London on Sunday.

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Steve Baker calls for Cummings to resign [Video]

Steve Baker calls for Cummings to resign

Conservative MP Steve Baker has called on No 10 Adviser Dominic Cummings to resign over allegations he broke lockdown rules by travelling to Durham. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Tory MP says Dominic Cummings has to go [Video]

Tory MP says Dominic Cummings has to go

Conservative MP Steve Baker says that the Prime Minister's top aide Dominic Cummings needs to go after it emerged he travelled 260 miles to be near family during lockdown.

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Robert Jenrick to release documents relating to £1bn property row involving Tory donor after pressure from Labour

The housing secretary has promised to release documents relating to the controversial approval of a £1bn property development involving a Tory Party donor.
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Anger as Boris Johnson falsely claims child poverty has fallen despite huge rise under Tories

Prime minister fails to say what he will do to prevent 'intolerable outcome' of even higher numbers below breadline - as his own experts predict
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Coronavirus: Schools may not be able to fully reopen in September, unions warn in fiery clash with Tory MPs

Conservatives accuse union bosses of 'political campaign' to prevent return to classrooms
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UK support for Johnson's Conservatives falls as COVID deaths rise

Three opinion polls released in Britain on Saturday showed support falling for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, as public confidence in the government's handling of the coronavirus..
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'This is how infections spread': MPs criticise chaotic voting scenes in House of Commons

Senior Conservative MPs have criticised the government's decision to make MPs cast their votes in person, amid chaotic scenes in the House of Commons.
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Minister accepts Isle of Dogs housing development 'was unlawful'

Conservative party donor Richard Desmond avoided a £40m bill due to timing of the deal.
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Robert Jenrick showed 'apparent bias' in approving Conservative Party donor's housing development

Decision was made just one day before new rules would have added millions to cost of project, Tower Hamlets says
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UK politics news - live: Boris Johnson to be questioned by MPs amid Dominic Cummings row as Conservatives suffer biggest sudden poll slump in decade

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'No apology, no regrets': UK papers pour scorn on Dominic Cummings' refusal to resign

One Tory MP says Conservatives in 'big trouble' from adviser saga
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Dominic Cummings: How many Tory MPs have now called on Boris Johnson to sack top aide?

Brexiteer Steve Baker and ex-minister Caroline Nokes among top Conservatives turning against PM over adviser's trip to Durham
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Dominic Cummings: Conservatives MPs from 'blue wall' seats tell Boris Johnson to launch inquiry

Boris Johnson is facing demands from 'blue wall' Tory MPs who helped him win last year's general election to launch an inquiry into Dominic Cummings's actions during lockdown.
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Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed UK during lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 250 miles during the..
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UK Conservative lawmakers call on PM's adviser to quit over lockdown drive

Lawmakers from Britain's ruling Conservatives Party on Sunday called for the resignation of Dominic Cummings, the senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who travelled 400 km (250 miles) to..
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Boris Johnson's adviser must quit over lockdown drive, Conservative lawmaker says

A lawmaker from Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Sunday called for the resignation of Dominic Cummings, the senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who travelled 400 km (250 miles) from..
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Boris Johnson drops NHS fee for migrant healthcare workers in humiliating U-turn 24 hours after defending policy

Charge was branded 'immoral and monstrous' by a former Conservative chairman
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'Immoral and monstrous': Boris Johnson under pressure to waive £624 healthcare charge on migrants working for NHS during coronavirus

Former Conservative chair Chris Patten says it would be 'madness and wickedness' to levy the fee on those fighting Covid-19 in NHS
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Tory MPs reprimanded by party for sharing 'far-right' video smearing Keir Starmer

Three Conservative MPs have been reprimanded for sharing an edited video of Keir Starmer from a "far-right" Twitter account. Nadine Dorries, a health minister, assistant government whip Maria Caulfield..
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Conservative party discrimination probe is a 'facade' and an attempt to distract from Islamophobia, Muslim Council of Britain says

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Democrats Accuse Conservatives of a ‘Dark Money’ Bid to Influence Judges

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'You haven't got a clue': Piers Morgan attacks Tory MP who gives confused advice over visiting family

Piers Morgan attacked a Conservative MP for giving confused advice over the new lockdown rules on live television, the day after Boris Johnson gave an address laying out the government's plans.
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Tory minister Conor Burns resigns after attempting to intimidate member of the public

Conservative MP Conor Burns has resigned as a government minister after the Commons standards watchdog recommended a seven-day suspension from parliament for abusing his privileged position in an..
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Conservatives Fuel Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdowns

In addition to the “You Can’t Close America” rally in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, modest demonstrations took place in the capitals of Nevada, Indiana and Maryland.
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Coronavirus: Corbyn warns next Labour leader not to join unity government with Tories

Jeremy Corbyn has warned his successor as Labour leader not to get into a government of national unity with Conservatives to help fight the coronavirus.
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Michael Gove accidentally pours water over his phone while grinning at his own joke

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Boris Johnson wins Commons revolt over Huawei involvement in UK 5G network

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Boris Johnson facing Tory revolt over Huawei 5G decision

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UK government throws open 'special adviser' recruitment to all-comers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has launched a website to open up recruitment of the influential special advisers who work at the heart of government.
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Budget: Boris Johnson's government set to spend more than Labour under Blair, says think tank

Splurge 'will fail to tackle decade of decline caused by Tories,' warns John McDonnell
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A citizens’ assembly on climate is pointless if the government won’t listen

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Redcar voters discuss the change they want for their town

At a community hub in Redcar, people who voted Conservative for the first time last year discuss the changes they want to see.
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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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John Bercow may be victim of bullying after Tories refuse him a peerage, shadow minister says

Lords snub was 'to do with Brexit', says Dawn Butler
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Senior UK Conservatives warn on Huawei 5G role

They say there are alternatives to the Chinese firm and want Tory MPs to raise their concerns.
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Jewish leaders call on Tories to discipline MP who shared stage with notorious far-right figures

'If the Conservative Party fails to discipline Mr Kawczynski, it runs the serious risk of the public assuming that they share his views on association with such people', Board of Deputies chief says
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Poorer areas that backed Tories face fresh cuts to local services as funding switched to wealthy southern regions

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Durham Miners' Gala: Tory MP mocked for claiming Labour is 'culturally appropriating' trade union event

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Boris Johnson forced to retreat on false claim life expectancy gap between rich and poor is narrowing under the Tories

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