Conservative Party


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Conservative Party

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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) the major right-wing party, which developed from the Tories in the 1830s. It advocates a mixed economy, and encourages property owning and free enterprise. In full: Conservative and Unionist Party
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) short for Progressive Conservative Party
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in other countries) any of various political parties generally opposing change

Conserv′ative Par`ty


n.
a political party in Great Britain founded about 1832 as successor to the Tories.

Conservative Party

A British right-of-center political party that developed from the 1832 electoral reforms and is the heir to the Tory Party. It was originally pragmatic rather than ideological in motivation.
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Noun1.Conservative Party - a political party (especially in Great Britain or Australia) that believes in the importance of a capitalist economy with private ownership rather than state control
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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Conservative Party

n (Brit) the Conservative Partyil partito conservatore
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On the other side, the conservative party, composed of the most moderate, able, and cultivated part of the population, is timid, and merely defensive of property.
Surely, Labour should stand in solidarity with the hard working people of the borough and decline this huge rise - as the local Conservative Party has decided to do.
The fact is that the Conservative Party is and has been in decline for many years which explains why many of its MPs are reaching out to ill-informed blue collar workers and the lower middle class by taking advantage of their often racist opinions about immigration and their shallow English nationalism.
The Conservative Party seems to want to go back to divisiveness and chaos to deny our children and grandchildren the right to a decent education and facilities to encourage the betterment of all our children.
Whilst it is of great importance to tackle the internal issues relating to a Conservative Party with a growing resemblance to the Liberal Democrats, we must never falter in the pursuit of principles and ideas above personality.
Garry Neil, Executive Director of the Council of Canadians said "This Federal Court decision is a major indictment of the Conservative Party of Canada".
The modernisation of the Conservative Party is not yet complete.
Mr Cunningham asked the Prime Minister: "On the subject of food safety, can the Prime Minister confirm that traces of stalking horse have been found in the Conservative party food chain?
A Conservative Party spokesman said: "The Conservative Party welcomes and encourages applications from every part of British society.
There is a greater possibility of Johnson assume control of the Conservative Party before a potential 2020 election.
TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - RMG provided "Get Out The Vote" telemarketing services to the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) before and during the last federal election.
Summary: DUBAI - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a cable, congratulated Conservative Party of Canada leader and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his Party of Canada's winning of the majority of seats in the 2011 Canadian federal election which was held last Monday.

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