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#Conservative Party

# conservative-party - Friday 29 November, 2019

Boris Johnson replaced by ice sculpture as Michael Gove turned away from Channel 4 climate debate

Johnson was again accused of ‘running scared’ when he did not join other party leaders at the TV debate.

# conservative-party - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'

The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.

# conservative-party - Saturday 23 November, 2019

'I think you're being offensive': Dominic Raab confronted by foodbank user at constituency event

The incident happened on Thursday, but footage of the confrontation has since gone viral.

# conservative-party - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding

The Tories received 87% of donations over £7,500 in the week after 6 November,

# conservative-party - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

'Good, instant rebuttal': Tories defend re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

A Conservative Party Twitter account was renamed “factcheckUK” during yesterday’s debate.

# conservative-party - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'We are not nodding dogs': Tory ministers 'ready to resign' over no-deal Brexit

A “very large number” of MPs are also reportedly poised to resign if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

# conservative-party - Friday 4 October, 2019

Former leadership contender Rory Stewart walks out on Tories and quits as MP

The former Cabinet minister was among the 21 rebels who had the whip removed by Boris Johnson.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should new prime ministers always be elected by a public vote?

Boris Johnson was elected by only 160,000 people.

'To insanity and beyond': How the British papers are covering Boris

Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit by 31 October.

# conservative-party - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'They call him Britain Trump': US president congratulates Boris Johnson on being elected

Johnson was elected the new Conservative Party leader earlier today by 92,153 votes to 46,656.

As it happened: After a late start, Boris Johnson is announced as the Tory's new leader

Johnson said in his victory speech that some would question his election, but added that “the campaign is over”.

# conservative-party - Saturday 20 July, 2019

What can the new British prime minister expect in the coming days?

Boris Johnson is likely to become the Conservative Party leader next week.

# conservative-party - Saturday 13 July, 2019

When will there be a new British prime minister? Here's what you need to know

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the last two men standing, as a Brexit deadline looms.

# conservative-party - Saturday 6 July, 2019

As Conservatives get their postal ballots, some members have been getting two

BBC News reported that more than 1,000 people had received multiple voting forms.

# conservative-party - Monday 24 June, 2019

Poll: Hunt or Johnson? Which of these would be a better Prime Minister from an Irish perspective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Hunt or Johnson? Which of these would be a better Prime Minister from an Irish perspective?

A no-deal Brexit would be very bad for Ireland, so every step in the Tory race will be keenly watched here.

# conservative-party - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Jeremy Hunt to take on Boris Johnson in Tory contest face-off after Michael Gove is eliminated

The vote will now open up to all party members, not just MPs, and the winner of the contest will be announced on the week of 22 July.

And then there were three: Javid eliminated from Tory race as Johnson remains Prime Minister-in-waiting

Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt are also still in the running.

# conservative-party - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Royal tutor to MI6 spy to Prime Minister? Here's why the Tories are all talking about Rory Stewart Mystery Man This post contains videos

Royal tutor to MI6 spy to Prime Minister? Here's why the Tories are all talking about Rory Stewart

He was a rank outsider but could now be the main threat to Boris Johnson.

Tory hopefuls to face BBC debate - but there's a second round of voting to contend with first

Boris Johnson remains the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May.

# conservative-party - Monday 17 June, 2019

Tory leadership candidates clash over Brexit and no-show Boris in first TV debate

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson.

# conservative-party - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland

Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.

# conservative-party - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Varadkar warns of 'terrible political miscalculation' in London over Brexit deal

Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is a “little concerned about political developments in London at present”.

# conservative-party - Sunday 9 June, 2019

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

# conservative-party - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

# conservative-party - Friday 7 June, 2019

Theresa May has officially resigned as Conservative leader - triggering race for No 10

Until a party leader is chosen, May will remain Prime Minister.

# conservative-party - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Michael Gove enters the race to become Tory party leader

Gove joins an already crowded race to become Tory leader.

# conservative-party - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Tory leadership contest in full swing as ex-minister Andrea Leadsom joins the race

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has also thrown his hat in the ring.

# conservative-party - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

# conservative-party - Friday 17 May, 2019

Boris Johnson has a massive lead in the Tory leadership contest, poll finds

Johnson has a 26% lead over his nearest rival.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

MPs to vote on type of Brexit they want as pressure mounts on May to resign

Even if the House of Commons decides a majority course of action, it won’t be legally binding.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote

The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.

# conservative-party - Monday 7 January, 2019

Pro-EU MP Anna Soubry criticises police after group of protesters call her 'Nazi' outside UK parliament

Anna Soubry was forced to stop after being heckled as she conducted interviews on BBC and Sky News.

# conservative-party - Friday 4 January, 2019

More than half of Tories would prefer no-deal Brexit over current agreement

There’s another headache for Theresa May.

# conservative-party - Saturday 22 December, 2018

George Osborne: Second Brexit referendum or general election likely in 2019

The former chancellor was David Cameron’s closest ally in government for six years.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs

The British Prime Minister said today has been “a long and challenging day”.

# conservative-party - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Leading Brexiteers hit out at 'utterly unacceptable' proposals to avoid hard border on island of Ireland

Reports this evening suggested that Britain has finally agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.

# conservative-party - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children

A video uploaded to Facebook yesterday showed protesters outside the pro-Brexit MP’s home.

# conservative-party - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

May asks Johnson to apologise for saying women in burqas look like 'bank robbers'

The UK’s former foreign secretary also compared the women to letterboxes.

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