- See Scottish Conservative Party for additional information about the Conservative Party in Scotland.
- See Welsh Conservative Party for additional information about the Conservative Party in Wales.
The Conservative and Unionist Party, more commonly known as the Conservatives, the Conservative Party, or Tory Party is a conservative political party in the United Kingdom. Founded in its present form during the early 19th century, it has since been the principal party of the political right in Britain, and it is the oldest political party in the world. The Conservative Party is descended from the Tory Party, founded in 1678, and is still often referred to as the Tory Party and its politicians, members and supporters as Tories.
The current leader is Theresa May.
2017 General Election Manifesto
The 2017 Manifesto can be downloaded from: https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto
FullFact manifesto launch factcheck: https://fullfact.org/event/2017/May/18
Letter from Prime Minister's Office to Campaign for Science and Engineering: http://www.sciencecampaign.org.uk/resource/letter-conservatives-2017.html
Manifesto analysis from the Institute of Fiscal Studies: https://election2017.ifs.org.uk/
Carbon Brief manifesto comparison on climate & energy: https://www.carbonbrief.org/election-2017-what-minfestos-say-energy-climate-change
LSE Centre for Economic Performance climate policy analysis: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/election2017/abstract.asp?index=5455
Open Rights Group manifesto highlights: https://wiki.openrightsgroup.org/wiki/General_Election_2017_Party_Manifestos
Universities UK on higher education: http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/blog/Pages/Election-2017-what-the-manifestos-say-on-higher-education.aspx
Ars Technica on tech policy: https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/05/tory-manifesto-2017/
BBC Manifesto Guide: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39955886
2015 General Election Manifesto
The 2015 Manifesto can be downloaded from: https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto
FullFact General Election Report: https://fullfact.org/general_election_factcheck-2015-44554
The Conversation Manifesto Check: https://theconversation.com/uk/manifesto-check-2015#conservatives
Campaign for Science and Engineering analysis: http://sciencecampaign.org.uk/?page_id=17158
The Royal Society on energy, environment, education, research, innovation: http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/tag/election2015/
The Carbon Brief on climate & energy: http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/04/election-2015-what-the-manifestos-say-on-climate-and-energy/
Research Fortnight on research and innovation: https://www.researchprofessional.com/media/pdf/RF455_election_supplement.pdf
British Humanist Association on humanist issues: https://humanism.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Comparing-key-humanist-issues…
Open Rights Group on surveillance: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2015/surveillance-in-the-general-election-manifestos
Campaign for Freedom of Information comparison: https://www.cfoi.org.uk/2015/04/foi-manifesto-commitments/
Election Manifesto 2010
The 2010 election manifesto is available from: http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Manifesto.aspx
Comment on the science content: http://timesonline.typepad.com/science/2010/04/manifesto-watch-labour-and-the-tories-on-science.html
Analysis by Channel 4's FactCheck: http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/2010/04/13/conservative-manifesto-2010-inheritance-tax-crime-unemployment/