The Conservative Party , officially the Conservative and Unionist Party , and also known colloquially as the Tories , Tory Party , or simply the Conservatives , is a political party in the United Kingdom. Ideologically, the Conservatives sit on the centre-right of the political spectrum. The Conservatives have been in government since and as of , hold an overall majority in the House of Commons with Members of Parliament. The party also has unelected members of the House of Lords , 8 members of the London Assembly , 30 members of the Scottish Parliament , 11 members of the Welsh Parliament and 7, local authority councillors. The Conservative Party was founded in from the Tory Party and was one of two dominant political parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party.
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This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. The taunts came day after day as he walked to and from school. His mother, fearing for her son, put him in a new school. From the time he was little, he loved Barbies and Disney princesses. In kindergarten, he chose dresses when playing dress-up. And the great injustice for me, as someone who identifies with the feminine, is that this world says, a dress and makeup and sparkles are only for women. Mormon-raised in a house that did not support homosexuality, he desperately tried to suppress his attraction to boys.
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A conservative is someone who promotes moral and economic values beneficial to all. A conservative is willing to learn and advocate the insights of economics and the logic of the Bible for the benefit of everyone else. A conservative favors conserving value by not giving handouts to anyone who does not really need them. A conservative typically adheres to principles of personal responsibility , moral values, and limited government , agreeing with George Washington 's Farewell Address that " religion and morality are indispensable supports" to political prosperity. Religious conservatism is a big driver of social conservatism.
Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from to Reagan was raised in a low-income family in small towns of northern Illinois. He graduated from Eureka College in and worked as a radio sports commentator. After moving to California in , he found work as an actor and starred in a few major productions. As president of the Screen Actors Guild , Reagan worked to root out alleged communist influence.