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Conservative Party (Scotland) (Jacobite Glory)

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The Conservative Party is a political party in Scotland which identifies with social conservatism and economic liberalism. Originally founded in 1874, it is the oldest political party in Scotland.

Until the 1930s it was the dominant centre-right political party in Scotland, until its place was gradually taken by the Reform Party. Since the 1970s the party has largely espoused free market economic policies held in balance with social conservatism. It is one of the primary eurosceptic parties in Scotland.

The party has taken part in every non-socialist coalition government.

History

Ideology

The Conservative Party is both a socially conservative and economically liberal political party. Until the late 1960s the party was seen as fairly consistantly centre-right, but under the leadership of Joseph Macintosh and William MacGregor the party moved further to the right.

Election Results

Leadership

1935-1951

1951-1953

1953-1968

1967-1984: Joseph Macintosh

1984-1999 William MacGregor

1999-2008 Helen Murray

2008-2016

2016 -

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