Core Principles

The Conservative Party is a large and complex organisation, representing and involving people with a diverse range of backgrounds, interests and concerns.  It strongly encourages open debate and accepts differences of opinion.

What unites the Party are the core Conservative principles which provide our foundation.

Freedom

Conservatives believe in less interference from the State - freedom for individuals, families, voluntary groups and businesses.

Enterprise

Conservative want to keep taxes low and set businesses free from red tape to help Britain compete in the global economy.

Responsibility

Conservatives stand for the rule of law and support for all members of our society.  We recognise our duty to protect the environment for future generations.

Nation

Conservatives want to safeguard the Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, maintain strong defence and uphold our right to national self-government.  We want to be in Europe but not run by Europe.