The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party and also known colloquially as the Tories, is one of the two main political parties in the United Kingdom, along with the Labour Party. It is the current governing party, having won the 2019 general election. It has been the primary governing party in Britain since 2010.
El Partido Conservador, oficialmente llamado Partido Conservador y Unionista (en inglés, Conservative and Unionist Party), también conocido coloquialmente como los Tories, es uno de los dos principales partidos políticos del Reino Unido, junto con el Partido Laborista. Es el actual partido gobernante, habiendo ganado la elección general de 2019
The Conservative Party (informally as the Tory Party) is the main right-wing political party in the United Kingdom. Their policies usually promote conservatism and in recent years libertarianism . They are the largest party in the House of Commons after the 2019 United Kingdom general election , with 365 out of a possible 650 seats.
- Selection Process
- House of Lords and Commons Leaders
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Under the party's constitution,leaders are elected by serving MPs and party members whose membership started at least three months prior to the closing of a ballot. Candidates must be serving MPs. A former leader who has resigned may not stand in the contest triggered by their departure. Those who wish to stand must notify the 1922 Committee, a bod...
Leaders in the House of Lords
Those asterisked were considered the overall leader of the party. 1. The Duke of Wellington: 1834–1846 2. Lord Stanley (14th Earl of Derby from 1851): 9 March 1846 – 27 February 1868*, elected at a party meeting (see § House of Lords, below) 3. The Earl of Malmesbury: 1868–1869, appointed by Prime Minister Disraeli 4. The Lord Cairns: 1869–1870, elected at a party meeting (see House of Lords)
Leaders in the House of Commons
Those asterisked were considered the overall leader of the party. 1. Sir Robert Peel: 18 December 1834[a]– 1846* 2. Lord George Bentinck: 1846–1847 3. The Marquess of Granby: 9 February 1848 – 4 March 1848, elected at a party meeting (see § House of Commons, below) 4. None:1848–1849 5. Jointly Benjamin Disraeli, the Marquess of Granby, and John Charles Herries: 1849–1852,[c] elected at a party meeting (see House of Commons) 6. Benjamin Disraeli: 1852 – 21 August 1876 (overall leader from 27 F...
The Conservatives survived as an independent party, even though they would not form another majority government until the 1870s. The modern Conservative Party descends from the Protectionists who broke with Peel in 1846, although they did not reintroduce Protection when they were returned to power.