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The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre right political party in the United Kingdom. Also known as the Tories.

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When Conservative MPs lose the whip, do they retain the right to vote in leadership elections?

Were 48 letters put into the 1922 Committee calling for a vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson as PM, would those members who have lost the whip be allowed to vote?
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What criteria do historians use in ranking best and worst UK prime ministers?

E.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_prime_ministers_of_the_United_Kingdom and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_presidents_of_the_United_States have rankings ...
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What did Boris Johnson mean when he said “extra 34 billion going into the NHS”

According to a speech given by Boris Johnson on 2nd September 2019, there are plans for "an extra 34 billion going into the NHS". What does "going into" mean in this context? Given that the annual ...
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Does a newly elected UK Tories leader enjoy a period of immunity from a leadership challenge?

When Theresa May faced an internal vote of no confidence and won in December 2018, she was safe from facing another one for a year. Does a new leader of the Conservative party enjoy a simlilar period ...
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Can a foreign citizen cast a vote in the UK Conservative Party leadership election 2019?

To donate more than £500 to the Conservative party, you must be on the UK electoral register, according to these rules. But there does not seem to be the same restriction on becoming a party member. ...
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What do Tory leadership candidates hope to gain by saying they will renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement?

Assuming that it is accepted that there is very little to no chance of being able to re-open negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and UK, what do Tory leadership candidates hope to ...
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Why is Andrea Leadsom so unpopular in the 2019 Conservative leadership contest?

Apparently, Andrea Leadsom only has the declared support of two MPs in the 2019 Conservative leadership contest, herself and Heather Wheeler. In contrast, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, or ...
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Of the 34 Conservatives who voted against the Withdrawal Agreement last time, how many are remainers?

There were 34 Conservatives who voted against May's last attempt (that was put to a vote) on March 29 to pass the Withdrawal Agreement she agreed with EU. I recognized only one remainer on that list: ...
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Have any of the “hard Brexit” Tories who voted against May's Withdrawal Agreement in late March stepped forward to be PM?

Both Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson voted for May's Withdrawal Agreement (WA) on March 29 (after voting against on March 12.) Did any of the "true hard" Brexiteers in the sense that they preferred a ...
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Who will lead the country until there is a new Tory leader?

Theresa May has just announced that she will resign as Prime Minister on 7th June. It has also been announced that the new Tory Leader will not be chosen until mid-July. (This is to account for all ...
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Why have hardline Tory eurosceptics not resigned the whip to bring down the Government?

If my maths is correct, the Tory/DUP coalition has 323 seats. The opposition has 320. This means only two Tory MPs need to resign the whip to force a new Government: which presumably is exactly what ...
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What are the consequences of MP's resigning from Government

Excuse my ignorance, but I don't get what the significance is of a few of MP's threatening the Prime Minister to quit if she doesn't do something (example: currently if she doesn't assure UK won't ...
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In the UK Conservative party, what happens when a vote of no confidence in the leader fails?

So Theresa May is facing a vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative party today. It's unclear if she will be ousted or not. What happens if the vote fails?
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Why are UK MPs targeting the prime minister and not the deal?

Given that the Prime Minister's activity that has given rise to discontent in her own party, that any EU deal is subject to an imminent meaningful vote, and that no alternative candidate nor markedly ...
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What if nobody wants the job as leader of the UK Conservative Party?

This question as quite hypothetical as I don't believe it will come to pass, but… There is an ongoing situation in which Theresa May, Leader of the United Kingdom Conservative Party and Prime ...
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If the conservative party is so divided on the (right now) most important topic, why are they not splitting courses?

Well living in the Netherlands it is quite common to see parties come and go, where one party splits up and later merges to different parties as situation changes. I keep reading that "internally ...
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Why do the Conservatives bother standing in elections in Northern Ireland?

According to Wikipedia, the Conservative party only started contesting elections in Northern Ireland in the late 1980s, and they haven't ever been close to a breakthrough. Their political philosophy ...
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What are some examples of Islamophobia in the UK Conservative Party

While researching a previous question (What are some examples of antisemitism in the Labour Party?), I found a lot of references to "Tory Islamophobia". The context of these accusations was sometimes ...
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What mischief could be caused by joining a political party in bulk?

In the New Statesman, George Eaton noted that the UK Conservative Party (currently in power as the larger member of a coalition) is experiencing such low membership that it is vulnerable to "entryism",...
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Why do the Tories keep Boris Johnson around? [closed]

Boris Johnson is both a well-known and perennial figure in the British Conservative Party. Despite his highly-educated background, he cultivates a public personality likable to a bumbling-fool while ...
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What criteria need to be met to become a Conservative MP Candidate in the UK?

What criteria need to be met to become a Conservative MP Candidate in the UK? I am considering running as an MP in my home town in the next election (2022) as a Conservative candidate. I am a ...
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What are the key differences between a confidence and supply deal compared to a formal coalition?

It has been widely reported today that the Conservative party have come to a £1Bn+ deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up their minority government, which got me wondering what are ...
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Would a DUP-Conservative alliance breach the Good Friday Agreement?

In Sinn Fein accuses Theresa May of not honouring Good Friday agreement - as it happened: The president of Sinn Fein claims that Theresa May is not honouring the Good Friday Agreement: We told ...
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What public statements has Theresa May made regarding fox hunting?

The UK fox hunting ban has been enforced since February 2005. In Theresa May's 2017 manifesto, she promised a free vote on the fox hunting ban. What public statements did Theresa May make to support ...
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Does the UK electorate become more likely to vote conservative with age?

Context Using the General Election 2017 as an example, YouGov believe that Young people voted for Labour whereas the older generation voted for The Conservative party. It seems to me that from ...
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Why are the conservatives opposed to the DUP?

Why, now that the voting is over, are the conservatives appearing to try to reassure voters at the expense of the DUP? A quote from Sir Michael Fallon: "It doesn't mean we now agree with all their ...
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What could the conservatives do if a deal is not met with the DUP?

In the 2017 UK general election which has resulted hung parliament, Theresa May is trying to get a deal with the DUP. If the deal fails, what options do the conservatives have to form a government?
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Which UK political parties support legal aid for unfair dismissal tribunals?

The Conservative Party recently took away worker rights to financial support for unfair dismissal tribunals in the United Kingdom. Which parties support reintroducing financial support and what are ...