8 Facts About British Conservatives

1. The British Conservatives have generally favoured a diverse range of international alliances, ranging from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to the Commonwealth of Nations.

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2. At the 2015 general election, the British Conservatives won a majority of seats in the House of Commons and formed a majority government under David Cameron.

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3. In May 2014, the British Conservatives were defeated in the European parliamentary elections coming in third place behind the UK Independence Party and Labour.

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4. The British Conservatives gained control of the London mayoralty for the first time in May 2008 after Boris Johnson defeated the Labour incumbent, Ken Livingstone.

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5. The British Conservatives had more votes than Labour; but Labour had four more seats.

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6. The British Conservatives were conciliatory towards unions, but they did privatise the steel and road haulage industries in 1953.

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7. The British Conservatives were formerly allied to the Ulster Unionist Party in Northern Ireland but there is a separate Northern Ireland Conservative party similar to the Welsh and Scottish Conservative parties.

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8. In 2015, the British Conservatives led by David Cameron won a surprise majority and formed the first majority Conservative government since 1992.

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