The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, known informally as the Tories, and historically also known as the 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, and 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.
Dominic Grieve, one of 21 lawmakers ousted from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party last month, will oppose Johnson's Brexit deal in a parliamentary vote on Saturday unless it is.. Reuters - Published
Pro-Brexit former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said he was reserving judgment on the last-minute deal struck by Britain and the European Union on Thursday until he understood why Northern.. Reuters - Published
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attempts to drum up support for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. His words come ahead of a crucial vote in Parliament on Saturday, when MPs will vote for or against the deal...
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Former Conservative MP Heidi Allen has joined the Liberal Democrats, the party has said. The South Cambridgeshire MP, who has been sitting as an independent since quitting the Change UK group in June,..
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Former Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart has said he has quit the Conservative Party and will stand down at the next general election. The former Cabinet minister was among the 21 rebels who had..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson jokes about the SNP and Nigel Farage during his speech at the Conservative Party conference. Mr Johnson also raised laughs by pondering what would happen if Parliament was..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was submitting on Wednesday "constructive and reasonable proposals" to the European Union and that he hoped that Brussels would find room to compromise to..
Up to 60% of police officers could be equipped with Tasers under plans announced by Priti Patel as she outlined proposals aimed at making the Tories appear tough on crime. The Home Secretary committed..
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Former Conservative MP and cabinet member Michael Portillo disputes accusations of inflammatory language by the Government. He levels a similar claim at Labour, saying Jeremy Corbyn gave comfort to the..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has replaced Amber Rudd only hours after she stunned Westminster by quitting the Cabinet and the Tory Party. Therese Coffey MP, an environment minister and MP for Suffolk..
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Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has given up the Conservative whip and quit UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet. Business Insider reports Rudd resigned after Johnson sacked 21 rebellious..
Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip. The Hastings and Rye MP quit in protest at Boris Johnson's handling of Brexit. Rudd said she was relinquishing the Tory..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was not willing to contemplate a scenario where he would have to resign from office if he failed in his pledge to finalise Britain's exit from the..
A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a..
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a meeting of Conservative lawmakers the European Union and Britain were almost there on a Brexit deal but that the peak of the mountain was still partly shrouded in.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his team are pressing on with Brexit talks with both the European Union and lawmakers from the governing Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP to try to.. Reuters - Published
Brexit supporting Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's emerging European Union divorce deal was "absurd" and "unacceptable", The Sun newspaper reported. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to address a meeting of his lawmakers from the Conservative Party on Wednesday evening, the chief political correspondent of the Daily Telegraph reported. Reuters - Published
The leader of the strongly pro-Brexit faction within Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said he was optimistic that a tolerable deal could be struck with the European Union that he could.. Reuters - Published
Canada's main opposition leader declined to say on Saturday whether he would be open to extending the central bank chief's term past June, which would make Stephen Poloz the first Bank of Canada.. Reuters - Published
Canada's opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the pledge.. Reuters - Published
Rory Stewart, who less than four months ago was running to become prime minister and leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party, will stand as an independent in the 2020 contest to become Mayor.. Reuters - Published
The leader of Canada's opposition Conservative Party, accused by opponents of hiding hard-line views on abortion ahead of a federal election, on Thursday said he was "pro-life" while repeating a.. Reuters - Published
The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Thursday said the reaction of the Irish government to Britain's Brexit proposals.. Reuters - Published
The head of a group of eurosceptic lawmakers in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said on Thursday the government's latest Brexit proposals offered the possibility of a "tolerable.. Reuters - Published
The head of a group of eurosceptic lawmakers in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party welcomed the government's new Brexit plan on Wednesday but said he still had some concerns around.. Reuters - Published
The leader of the Northern Irish party that supports British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Tuesday said that, if the European Union rejects Britain's latest Brexit.. Reuters - Published
EU lawmaker Philippe Lamberts said after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester that he was not reassured and a no-deal Brexit was looming. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his Conservative Party's election pitch on Wednesday, saying his government would boost productivity, increase wages, control immigration and spend more on.. Reuters - Published
The chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Wednesday the European Union should recognize that now was the time to make some concessions so that a Brexit deal could be agreed before the.. Reuters - Published
Akc, just loPrime Minister Boris Johnson needs to make his priority getting a Brexit deal to protect the economy, rather than wooing voters with a political promises, business groups attending the.. Reuters - Published
Part of the conference center where Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is holding its annual gathering was briefly closed on Tuesday after an attendee entered the international lounge.. Reuters - Published
One area of the conference center where Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is holding its annual gathering has been closed down, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. Reuters - Published
An influential figure on the euroskeptic wing of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said on Tuesday he was confident any divorce deal the British prime minister struck with the EU was one he could back.. Reuters - Published
As Britain's governing Conservatives hold their annual conference in Manchester there is one riddle which has echoed around the bars and restaurants - how will Prime Minister Boris Johnson fulfill his.. Reuters - Published
Allegations that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson groped two women 20 years ago overshadowed the Conservative Party's conference on Monday. A Johnson spokesman denied the claim. Reuters - Published
Conservative and opposition lawmakers will likely vote through any Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson secures if the Northern Irish DUP party support it, Britain's House of Commons leader Jacob.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Conservative Party lawmakers on Thursday he was convinced he could get a Brexit deal but that if he didn't, then the United Kingdom would simply leave the European.. Reuters - Published
Britain's ruling Conservative Party will on Thursday ask lawmakers to approve a short adjournment of parliament next week to allow the party to hold its annual conference, House of Commons leader Jacob.. Reuters - Published
The British government will ask lawmakers on Thursday to approve a motion that would temporarily shut parliament to allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing Conservative Party to hold its annual.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday his governing Conservative Party would not agree an election pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which has offered a deal if Johnson agrees to a.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party has a 15 percentage-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a poll published on Saturday, ahead of a possible national.. Reuters - Published
The leader of Spain's main opposition People's Party, Pablo Casado, told Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez in a telephone conversation on Tuesday his party would oppose Sanchez's bid to become prime.. Reuters - Published
Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative grouping in parliament over his opposition to.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday ruled out an electoral pact with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which had warned that the Conservatives would take a "real kicking" in an election if Brexit was.. Reuters - Published
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage offered Prime Minister Boris Johnson an election pact on Wednesday but warned that unless there was a clean-break Brexit, the Conservatives would take a "real kicking".. Reuters - Published
Britain's governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of.. Reuters - Published
Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government and the ruling Conservative Party on Saturday in a protest over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the country's.. Reuters - Published
British lawmakers, including Conservatives expelled this week from the party, are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to seek a delay to Brexit, the BBC reported on.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is nothing like Winston Churchill but someone who tells lies about the European Union, according to the grandson of Britain's wartime leader who was sacked from the.. Reuters - Published
Nicholas Soames, the grandson of World War Two leader Winston Churchill, said on Wednesday that Brexit is sending Britain's status into "free fall" after he was sacked from the Conservative Party for.. Reuters - Published