Conservative Party


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Conservative Party

n
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.
The delegation met Sir Patrick McLaughlin on the occasion of a Conservative Party dinner hosted by Amjad Bashir, Member of European Parliament (MEP),
Channel 4 has uncovered what it alleges were underhand and potentially unlawful practices at the centre, in calls made on behalf of the Conservative Party.
Altogether, Blue Telecoms was paid more than PS250,000 by the Conservative Party, with all the money declared as national expenditure.
During the decade of the Noughties, Labour lost nearly five million supporters, the Conservative Party nearly four million and turnout declined by three million, while support for significant minor parties was rising.
The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, Mark Field, expressed the Conservative Party's support for VMRO-DPMNE.
To an unbiased onlooker, there would appear to be a concerted effort to undermine the Labour leadership, to resign en masse, and yet to continue to support policies (including welfare reform, bombing in Syria etc) which sound remarkably like Conservative Party group think.
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.
The question related to recent reports about the possibility of a stalking horse coming forward to force a leadership contest in the Conservative Party.

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