Conservative Party Who are they, what do they stand for?

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Theresa May, conservative Leader

FOUNDED1834

PARTY LEADERTheresa May

LEADER SINCE

COLOURBlue

MEMBERSHIP150000

MP'S303

WEBSITE: http://www.conservatives.com/

HEADQUARTERS: Conservative Campaign HQ
4 Matthew Parker Street
London
SW1H 9NP

IDEOLOGY: Conservatism,Euroscepticism,British Unionism,Economic Liberalism

POSITION: Centre Right

conservative Political Party

Party Introduction

A centre-right political party which is generally divided into three categories: Eurosceptice 'Thatcherites ' (also known as Conservative Way Forward), socially conservative but more europhile 'One Nation Conservatives', and deeply Eurosceptic 'Cornerstone Group'. Source: Wikipedia

Founded 181 years ago from the Tory Party (hence the name), the Conservative Party sits at the centre-right of the political spectrum, with their primary philosophies of British unionism, Euroscepticism, Conservatism and Economic Liberalism.

With 303 members of parliament, it makes them the largest single political party in the House of Commons, in which they govern in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. They are also the third largest British party in the European Parliament where they have 19 MEPs.

The party's origins can be traced back to the Whig Party in the 18th century, a group that formed around the then Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger between 1783-1801. The generally accepted founder of the newly-named 'Conservative' party was Sir Robert Peel around 1834.

It is estimated that the party has a membership of 150,000 paid supporters (September 2014 figures).

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