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Conservative Manifesto

The Conservative Manifesto (officially titled "An Address to the People of the United States") was a position statement drafted in 1937 by a bipartisan coalition of conservative politicians. Those involved in its creation included longtime opponents of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal as well as former supporters who had come to believe its programs were proving ineffective.==Background==The spring and summer of 1937 saw a return to economic recession (dubbed the "Roosevelt Recession"), a... read more

Tamworth Manifesto

The Tamworth Manifesto was a political manifesto issued by Sir Robert Peel in 1834 in Tamworth , which is widely credited by historians as having laid down the principles upon which the modern British Conservative Party is based.In November 1834, King William IV removed the Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne and asked the Duke of Wellington to form a ministry. Wellington was reluctant and recommended that the King choose Peel. Perhaps owing to Wellington's endorsement, Peel intended... read more

Conservative coalition

The conservative coalition was an unofficial Congressional coalition bringing together a conservative majority of the Republican Party and the conservative, mostly Southern, wing of the Democratic Party. According to James T. Patterson:The coalition was dominant in Congress from 1937 to 1963 and remained a political force until the mid-1980s, eventually dying out in the 1990s when few conservative Democrats remained in Congress.Jeffery A. Jenkins and Nathan W. Monroe, "Negative Agenda Control and... read more

The Revolution: A Manifesto

''The Revolution: A Manifesto'' is a ''New York Times'' #1 best seller by Republican former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul. The work was published on April 30, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. According to Paul, the book is based on written notes during his 2008 presidential campaign.==Reception==Upon release, the book moved to the top of several bestseller lists. It was one of Amazon's Top 10 best sellers, its #1 seller of all political books, and became its #1 seller among all categories. ''Revolution''... read more

The People's Manifesto

The People's Manifesto is a comedic and satirical political manifesto, based on an idea by the British satirist and political activist Mark Thomas, and created by his audiences. The manifesto is made up of policies suggested and voted for by members of the public who attended Thomas's stand-up performances. Thomas himself would then go and campaign on the winning policies. As well as forming part of his stand-up shows, the idea transferred to radio, being broadcast as ''Mark Thomas: The Manifesto''... read more

The Communist Manifesto

''The Communist Manifesto'' (originally ''Manifesto of the Communist Party'') is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Karl MarxFriedrich Engels . Commissioned by the Karl MarxFriedrich EngelsCommunist League and originally published in London (in German as ''Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei'') just as the Karl MarxFriedrich EngelsCommunist Leaguerevolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the ''Manifesto'' was later recognised as one of the world's most influential political... read more


A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government.. .David Robertson, ''The Routledge Dictionary of Politics'',Edition 3, Psychology Press, 1890 , ISBN 0415323770, 9780415323772 A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political... read more

Conservative Technology Forum

The Conservative Technology Forum is a United Kingdom think tank and policy advisory body that consults industry, academia and other key figures on important (often emerging) technological and societal issues and puts these into mainstream political context.It grew out of the Conservative Computer Forum (founded in 1978), was relaunched in May 2011 and is affiliated to the Conservative Party. Its mandate is to research key technology subjects, how these impact society and to inform Conservative Party... read more

Manifesto of the Ninety-Three

The "Manifesto of the Ninety-Three" is the name commonly given to a 4 October 1914,Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg and Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg, ', Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 1996, p.13. proclamation endorsed by 93 prominent German scientists, scholars and artists, declaring their unequivocal support of German military actions in the early period of World War I. These actions were elsewhere called the Rape of Belgium. The Manifesto galvanized support for the war throughout German schools... read more

Pro-Euro Conservative Party

The Pro-Euro Conservative Party was a British Britishpolitical party announced by John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly in February 1999, formed to contest the 1999 European Parliament Elections . The founders were Members of the 1999 European Parliament ElectionsEuropean Parliament who had resigned from the UK Conservative Party in protest at its anti- UK Conservative Partyeuro stance. Their reported aim was to replace the Eurosceptic Conservative leadership of EuroscepticWilliam Hague... read more

Conservative Party Archive

The Conservative Party Archive, based at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, is the official place of deposit for the historic records of the British Conservative Party. It was established as a centre for academic research in 1978.==Overview==It comprises an extensive range of manuscript, published and audio-visual material representing the history of the Conservative Party from the late 19th century up to the present day.The Conservative Party Archive is owned by the Conservative Party Archive... read more

Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a SW1H 9NPpolitical party in the United Kingdom. It is currently the majority party in the House of Commons , having won 330 of the 650 seats in the 2015 general election . Between 2010 and 2015 it was the largest single party with 306 2010 and 2015Members of Parliament and governed in coalition with the 2010 and 2015Members of ParliamentLiberal Democrats . It is the largest party in local government with... read more

Leader of the Conservative Party (UK)

The Leader of the Conservative Party is the most senior politician within the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. The post is currently held by Theresa May, who succeeded David Cameron on 11 July 2016.==Background==The foundation of the Conservative Party is conventionally dated to the Tamworth Manifesto delivered on 18 December 1834 by Sir Robert Peel.Until 1922, there was no formal "Leader of the Conservative Party". There was a leader of the Conservative party in each of the two Houses,... read more

Conservative Party (UK) leadership election, 2001

The 2001 Conservative leadership election was held after the United Kingdom Conservative Party failed to make inroads into the Labour government's lead in the 2001 general election . Party leader 2001 general electionWilliam Hague resigned, and a leadership contest was called under new rules Hague had introduced. Five candidates stepped forward: 2001 general electionWilliam HagueMichael Ancram , David Davis , David DavisKenneth Clarke , David DavisKenneth ClarkeIain Duncan Smith and ... read more

Conservative Party (UK) leadership election, 1995

The 1995 Conservative leadership election was initiated when incumbent leader and Prime Minister John Major resigned as leader on 22 June 1995, in order to face his critics within the party. On 4 July 1995 he was re-elected, beating the only other candidate, former Secretary of State for Wales John Redwood.For some years the Conservative Party had been deeply divided on the issue of the European Union and there had been much speculation each year that Major would be challenged for the leadership... read more


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