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  Leaders of the Conservative Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The leaders of Conservative MPs and Conservative peers were regarded as coequal unless one of them was either the Prime Minister or a former Prime Minister, or if a particular crisis (as in 1846-1847 or 1916) had resulted in one clearly asserting authority over the other.
From 1922 an overall leader has been formally elected by a joint meeting of MPs, Peers and prospective parliamentary candidates, even when the party is in opposition.
The distinction of the leaders is often overlooked by many and there are lists in circulation that assume the eventual single leader who emerged after a period of coequal leadership was the leader from the outset.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leaders_of_the_Conservative_Party   (329 words)

 Conservative Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conservative leaders since 1997 have faced difficulties in returning the party to being a serious contender for government.
The party's economic reputation was however dealt a fatal blow by the 1992 Black Wednesday debacle, in which billions of pounds were wasted trying to keep the pound within the European ERM system of exchange rates at an overvalued rate.
Conservative modernisers point to Afriyie's election as evidence that the party is changing, though opponents argue that the election of a single fl MP doesn't count for much against the anti-immigration campaign fought by the Conservatives in 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (3230 words)

 Conservative Party (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The formal name is a vestige from the 1912 merger with the Liberal Unionist Party, and an echo of the party's defence (1886-1921) of the union of Great Britain and Ireland and subsequent insistence on British sovereignty in Northern Ireland in opposition to Irish nationalist and republican aspirations.
In 1975 the monetarists, led by Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher started to challenge leader Edward Heath's authority, and Thatcher was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, becoming leader of the opposition.
As Conservative Party members are characteristically Eurosceptic, Iain Duncan Smith was elected, even though opinion polls showed that the public preferred Ken Clarke, a member of the Tory Reform Group.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/c/co/conservative_party__uk_.html   (2731 words)

 Ontario Progressive Conservative Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first Conservative Party in Upper Canada was made up of United Empire Loyalists and supporters of the wealthy Family Compact that ruled the colony and opposed responsible government.
Conservative television ads which attacked Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty as "still not up to the job" were received poorly by the voting public, and allowed the Liberal campaign to portray the Tories as needlessly confrontational.
Tory, a longtime associate of the PC Party, was elected to the Ontario legislature in a by-election in March, 2005, in the seat that Eves held.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ontario_Progressive_Conservative_Party   (1831 words)

 Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, more commonly known as the Ontario PC Party, is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada.
Andy Brandt was the party's interim leader until a leadership election was held in 1990 in which Mike Harris defeated Dianne Cunningham.
The slide in Conservative support began in early 2000, according to the Ipsos-Reid polling company (Ipsos-Reid website), when the Tories fell behind the Liberals in the public opinion polls for the first time since the 1999 election, with 36% support of those polled, compared to 42% for the Liberals and 17% for the NDP.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ontario_Progressive_Conservative_Party   (1874 words)

 The Conservative Party (UK) - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Conservative Party (in Scotland Conservative and Unionist Party) is the largest right-wing political party in the United Kingdom.
For most of the 20th century, the Conservative party was viewed as the "natural party of government" in the UK, effectively keeping the Labour Party from holding power for more than one term at a time.
The party remains heavily influenced by the ideological legacy (Thatcherism) of Margaret Thatcher, party leader from February 1975 until her resignation on November 22, 1990.
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 CBC - Canada Votes 2004
The new Conservative Party of Canada was formed by the merger of the historic Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the relatively new Canadian Alliance party (formerly the Reform party).
Although the Conservative party is the new kid on the block, we can look at the histories of the two parties that formed it to get a sense of where it might go in the future.
The party's policies are based on the belief that the primary responsibility for a person rests with the individual and his or her family.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/leadersparties/parties/conservative.html   (413 words)

 Ontario Progressive Conservative Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The party has been in power for a majority of the time since Confederation, particularly the period from 1943 to 1985.
What was originally a party that included Catholics and Protestants, became an almost exclusively English and Protestant party, more and more dependent on the Orange Order for support, and even for its leadership.
The low point was when members of the Eves team jokingly referred to Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty as an "evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet", a comment that backfired horribly and made the Conservatives appear desperate to vilify their opponents.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ontario_progressive_conservative_party   (1416 words)

 MSN Encarta - Vietnam
Party leaders declared their intention to bring about a mixed economy, involving a combination of state, collective, and private ownership.
Party leaders will not tolerate the creation of rival political organizations and rigorously suppress dissent from opposition forces.
Conservative party leaders express open concern at the corrosive influence of decadent ideas from the West, which they view as a plot by “dark forces” in the United States to destroy the Vietnamese revolution.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552648_12/Vietnam.html   (1823 words)

 The Militant - 3/22/99 -- New Right-Wing Party Is Formed In Canada
In his main speech to the conference, Reform Party leader Preston Manning said, "The object of this conference is to create a united governing alternative to the federal Liberals based on principles." The founding convention will take place over the next year.
Several prominent leaders of the Conservative party in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario were present.
He warned, "We cannot, as those who adhere to a conservative philosophy, declare ourselves to be the party of minimum interference in the everyday lives of Canadians, and then propose to interfere in the most personal of all decisions." He was referring to past positions of the Reform Party against homosexuality and abortion.
www.themilitant.com /1999/6311/6311_12.html   (943 words)

 As the Right Falls Into Disarray, Austrians Call Early Elections
Schüssel said today that he would meet with the leaders of his conservative People's Party on Tuesday to recommend that Parliament be dissolved as of Sept. 19, with new elections coming by the end of November or early December instead of a year from now.
His party did well because of his anti-immigrant and anti-European polemics, and remarks about the Nazi era that are widely seen as Jew-baiting.
Instead, she resigned as leader of the party and as vice chancellor.
personal.ecu.edu /conradtd/pols2010/Fall023234/FALL023234028.htm   (568 words)

 uticaOD.com :: The meeting place and marketplace of the Mohawk Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Leaders of the Conservative Party acknowledged this week that endorsing Gov. George Pataki is all but certain.
Still, party leaders said Pataki’s more liberal stances are balanced by tax cuts and reinstatement of the death penalty, among other things.
The party, affiliated with the national Reform Party that backed Ross Perot in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections, is best known for running Rochester billionaire B. Thomas Golisano for governor in 1994 and 1998.
www.uticaod.com /news/columnists/yancey/yancey37.htm   (546 words)

 Lewis (Lew) Lehrman: 1982 Governor Campaign Retrospective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The angst among some Republican leaders was reflected in a column by Dick Zander: "The Conservative leadership seems to be trying to dictate the selection of the GOP candidate just as they did successfully in 1980.
He is aware of GOP concerns that the smaller party could have a disproportionate influence on the Republicans' nominating process.
At the Conservative Party nomination, Paul Curran was not even nominated - because he did not have the 25% support necessary to get on the primary ballot, much less the votes of the executive committee whose permission was needed to run a primary.
www.lew82.com /campaign/conservative   (786 words)

 Giuliani to Seek Endorsement From Conservative Party
Michael Long, the state party's chairman, said that he was called early yesterday by an aide to Mr.
The prospect of a credible conservative candidate is a matter of clear concern to Mr.
Giuliani's close friendship with Raymond B. Harding, the party leader, and saying they thought it was unlikely she would win its support.
partners.nytimes.com /library/politics/camp/050200sen-ny-conserve.html   (733 words)

 Conservative Party Leaders
LEADERS OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY 4th October 1809 Spencer Perceval b.
The process of choosing a leader involved a series of consultations with leading members of the party, which would eventually produce a candidate with whom the party was satisfied.
An incumbent Leader may be challenged if 15% of the Parliamentary Party send in a letter expressing no confidence; if this happens, a vote of confidence is held in the current Leader.
www.election.demon.co.uk /conleader.html   (561 words)

 CNN.com - Tory leader faces confidence vote - Oct. 29, 2003
It was the party once headed by Winston Churchill, and Margaret Thatcher led it to three election victories.
The party has already had three leaders in the past six years and could soon be looking for a fourth.
The incumbent Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith, is fighting for his political life as he faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/10/29/uktory.turmoil   (305 words)

 Living in Unmentionable Times: The Future of Conservatism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Adam is wrong when he claims that the leaders of the Conservative Party of Canada between 1867 and 1987 (give or take a few years) were not that conservative.
The only way to advance modern conservative ideas (which, by the way, are classic liberal ideas) such as smaller government and greater individual and economic freedom, is to stop talking about them as conservative ideas.
We need to advance these ideas without the baggage of pre-free trade Conservative Party of Canada politics, the baggage of Diefenbaker and Mulroney, and without the accusations that we are trying to Americanize Canada with conservatism which many Canadians now associate with Bush and Pat Robertson.
dabioch.blogspot.com /2005/09/future-of-conservatism.html   (559 words)

 Stephen Taylor - Conservative Party of Canada Pundit
MacKay, deputy leader of the federal Conservatives, told Conservative Leader Stephen Harper that he was staying and has always told Mr.
It was a bold political move by MacKay and while it ruffled a few feathers west of Ontario, it ensured unity of the party and a party better equipped to build itself in areas without traditional support.
Parties, regardless of their ideologies, do not often support a leader after he or she has had a couple of tries.
www.stephentaylor.ca   (5037 words)

 Conservative Party (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The current formal name, registered with the UK Electoral Commission but rarely used outside of Scotland and Northern Ireland, is The Conservative and Unionist Party.
Thatcher, due to successful economic reforms after decades of economic decline, the Falklands War, the perceived "loony left" nature of the Labour Party, and the intervention of the centrist SDP-Liberal Alliance won the 1983 general election with a landslide, gaining a majority of 144.
At the party conference of October 2004, the Tories presented their "Timetable For Action" that a Conservative government would follow.
mywiseowl.com /articles/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (2820 words)

 New Statesman: At least Ken Clarke has chutzpah - potential leaders of the UK's Conservative Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is a mess because the party is still in such disarray that at the moment it does not (as we say in Essex) know its arse from its elbow.
Hague's supporters are mainly from the younger reaches of the parliamentary party, and many appear to have hitched themselves to him because he represents their best chance of getting themselves on the front bench.
What is happening is the necessary consequence of Major's spectacular mismanagement of his party in government, and of the blind and cynical support that kept him in power for so long.
findarticles.com /cf_dls/m0FQP/n4337_v126/19925882/p1/article.jhtml   (1427 words)

 CPNYS - 35th Annual Conservative Party Political Action Conference
Meet Conservative Party leaders and conservative activists from throughout the state.
And you hear top Conservative strategists explain how we can get the facts out about these urgent issues, get our voters out to the polls on Election Day and help conservatives win key state and local races.
Checks should be made payable to: Conservative Party of NYS - Conference Account.
www.cpnys.org /events/35th_Annual_CPPAC.html   (303 words)

 at - National Aboriginal Leaders Call On Stephen Harper To Explain Position On Offensive Writings Of Tom Flanagan, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ottawa - The leaders of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada today called on Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper to explain his position on the writings and statements of Tom Flanagan, Senior Advisor to the Conservative Leader and National Campaign Chair for the Conservative Party.
Flanagan is in a position of power to influence the Conservative Party is of real concern to our people and should be to all Canadians,” said MNC President Chartier.
The Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney did some positive things for the Inuit such as initiating the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, settling the Nunavut land claim and creating the territory of Nunavut.
aboriginaltimes.com /Members/Editor/conservative%20party%20and%20aboriginal%20people   (1198 words)

 News Releases - Ontario Liberal and Conservative Party Leaders Endorse Taxpayers' Agenda
TORONTO: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Ontario Director John Williamson is pleased to announce that the Liberal and Conservative Party leaders have each signed the Taxpayer Protection Promise.
By signing this CTF document Premier Ernie Eves and Opposition Leader Dalton McGuinty have re-committed themselves, and their parties, to abide by the Taxpayer Protection and Balanced Budget Act, and, specifically, “not raise or implement any new taxes without the explicit consent of Ontario voters, and not run deficits.”
During an election campaign, a party leader may also provide a written statement to the Chief Election Officer indicating that, if the party forms the government following the election, the party intends to raise taxes by a specific amount, establish a new tax, or give a person or body an authority to tax.
www.taxpayer.com /main/news.php?news_id=756   (412 words)

 CNN.com - Polls: 90 percent of Spaniards against war - Mar. 29, 2003
Some leaders from Aznar's conservative party have expressed fears openly -- and many others have done so privately -- that the prime minister's support for the war could hurt the party in Spanish municipal elections on May 25.
Several dozen local party leaders have quit because of Aznar's support of the war, and dozens of party offices have been struck with paint or eggs in attacks that Aznar vowed would not go unanswered.
The Socialist Party leadership has condemned the attacks on Popular Party officials and offices.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/03/29/sprj.irq.spain   (551 words)

What we need to be hearing from the wannabe Conservative Party leaders are BIG ideas, FIRM unapologetic articulation of principles, and a ringing commitment to carving out SMALL government.
Spot on Mr V. I think the party's divided between those who are trying to work out a credible, meaningful conservative philosophy and those who are simply trying to win votes.
The former could earn the respect of the electorate if they articulate their conservative views passionately and clearly; the latter already have the public's contempt.
atangledweb.typepad.com /weblog/2005/08/the_conservativ.html   (282 words)

 Chile Information Project -- "Santiago Times" -- Political, Environment, Human Rights, Economic News; November 17, 1995
Meanwhile, on the right, leaders from the conservative UDI party said Thursday, "We have no type of relationship whatsoever with Renovacion Nacional." UDI leaders have begun efforts recruiting more conservative RN members to their ranks.
The UDI, composed of many Pinochet-era leaders and technocrats, steadfastly refuses to change the 1980 constitution, written largely by UDI founder Jaime Guzman, a former senator killed by leftist gunmen in 1991.
And I think there is an important segment within the Christian Democrat party that would like to see that happen." At the same time, Lagos conceded that the revised government human rights bill was not a "punto final" law, nor would it lead to a reinterpretation of the 1978 Amnesty Law.
ssdc.ucsd.edu /news/chip/h95/chip.19951117.html   (2660 words)

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