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Conservative Party leaders and officials since 1975

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

This List notes Conservative Party leaders and officials since 1975.

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Further reading

Conservative Party website

Conservative Party structure and organisatio(PDF 388 KB)

Constitution of the Conservative Party: Includes leadership election rules and procedures for selecting candidates.

Oliver Letwin, Hearts and Minds: The Battle for the Conservative Party from Thatcher to the Present, Biteback, 2017

Tim Bale, The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron, Polity Press, 2016

Robert Blake, The Conservative Party from Peel to Major, Faber & Faber, 2011

Leadership elections

The Commons Library briefing Leadership Elections: Conservative Party, 11 July 2016, looks at the current and previous rules for the election of the leader of the Conservative Party.

Current state of the parties

The current composition of the House of Commons and links to the websites of all the parties represented in the Commons can be found on the Parliament website: current state of the parties.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.


Any comments or corrections to the lists would be gratefully received and should be sent to the Parliament & Constitution Centre. Suggestions for new lists welcomed.

Commons Briefing papers SN07154

Authors: Sarah Priddy;

Topic: Political parties

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