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UK Elections 2015

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Leader: David Cameron

The center-right, Conservative Party, is one of the oldest in the UK. It was founded in 1834 from the Tory Party and was a rival to the Liberal Party of 1920s. Conservatives ruled the country for decades with some charismatic leaders such as Winston Churchill (wartime British prime minister and again between 1951 and 1955) and Margaret Thatcher (served between 1979 and 90). After three consecutive losses (between 1997 and 2005), Conservatives returned to government in coalition (with Liberal Democrats) in 2010 with David Cameron as PM.


Election promises:

• Eliminating the deficit

• Cutting taxes by raising basic and higher rate starting points

• Helping people to own their own home, have financial independence in retirement

• Providing an education system that helps children reach their potential

• Holding a referendum on Britain’s EU membership


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