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#Conservatives

# conservatives - Sunday 15 December, 2019

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

# conservatives - Friday 13 December, 2019

'A powerful new mandate': What does the UK election mean for Brexit?

The majority for the Conservatives means that Brexit looks set to become a reality.

Boris Johnson has led the Tories to a thumping victory. Here's everything you need to know

It was an exhaustive night of counting and a momentous election for the future of the UK.

# conservatives - Monday 9 December, 2019

BBC and ITV journalists apologise over reports that Tory advisor was punched by Labour activist

A claim that a Tory advisor was punched turned out not to be the case.

# conservatives - 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”.

# conservatives - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race

Nigel Farage has claimed he’s been repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords to “go quietly”.

Explainer: A basic guide to how voting works in the UK (and why Brexit has changed the game)

It’s as much about Leave/Remain as Left/Right.

# conservatives - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Disgraced MP embroiled in sexting scandal replaced as election candidate - by his estranged wife

Andrew Griffiths said he would support the new candidate. His wife Kate said she wouldn’t be taking up his offer.

# conservatives - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage

The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.

# conservatives - Monday 21 October, 2019

Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans

The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.

# conservatives - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

# conservatives - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Ruth Davidson urges MPs to 'vote for a deal' as she resigns as Scottish Tory leader

She is to remain on as an MSP until 2021.

# conservatives - Thursday 15 August, 2019

# conservatives - Friday 2 August, 2019

No 'Boris bounce' as Tories lose key by-election with parliamentary majority cut to just one MP

A previously safe seat, the Conservatives lost out to the Liberal Democrats in Brecon and Radnorshire.

# conservatives - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?

The international impression of Johnson has evolved from simply an eccentric mayor to a symbol of Brexit Britain.

# conservatives - 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.

# conservatives - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Here are the key dates in the Tory leadership race and the UK's road to Brexit

There should be a new PM in a month’s time but the Brexit schedule is still anyone’s guess.

# conservatives - Friday 21 June, 2019

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck Mark Field This post contains videos

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck

Mark Field has said he “acted instinctively” when he saw the woman and feared she may be armed.

# conservatives - Thursday 20 June, 2019

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.

Talk of backroom deals and 'lending' votes as Tory contest shrouded in smoke and mirrors

Today we’ll see the final two chosen after two more votes.

# conservatives - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Rory Stewart eliminated from Conservative leadership contest as race begins to tighten

It comes following a third round of voting by conservative MPs today.

# conservatives - Friday 14 June, 2019

Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race

Hancock received just 20 votes in the first ballot of 313 Tory MPs.

# conservatives - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Boris Johnson surges to top of the table as Conservative MPs vote for leader

Three candidates have been eliminated.

# conservatives - Monday 10 June, 2019

The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May The Next PM This post contains videos

The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May

Nominations closed at 5pm today.

# conservatives - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

The Irish government has repeatedly stated the withdrawal agreement would not be reopened.

# conservatives - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Tory party tweaks rules to slim down leadership race as contenders prepare for TV debate

Channel 4 will host a TV debate on 16 June.

# conservatives - Friday 24 May, 2019

Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?

Can anyone beat Boris? Here are the favourites to succeed Theresa May

All of them want Brexit but who will be the next Conservative party leader?

# conservatives - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

# conservatives - Friday 3 May, 2019

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

# conservatives - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

# conservatives - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'

In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.

# conservatives - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs

Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.

# conservatives - Thursday 10 January, 2019

After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs

May is said to be considering backing a Labour amendment on workers’ rights to try to sway some MPs to her cause.

# conservatives - Saturday 17 November, 2018

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through

Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.

# conservatives - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'Enda Kelly' and 'presidential elections': The recent missteps from UK politicians on Ireland

Some British politicians have got things a bit wrong when trying to highlight Ireland’s tough stance on Brexit negotiations.

# conservatives - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Conservative MP suspended after 'serious allegations referred to police'

The news came amid a deepening sexual harassment scandal in Westminster.

# conservatives - Monday 9 October, 2017

Boris Johnson sends Whatsapp message telling 'friends' to stop attacking Theresa May

Johnson told other Tory MPs that he is “fed up to the back teeth” of hearing criticism about May.

# conservatives - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# conservatives - Monday 26 June, 2017

DUP signs £1 billion deal to prop up Theresa May's government

Jeremy Corbyn has questioned where the money is coming from.

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