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David Cameron heads to Manchester to discuss how the party can improve its appeal

Cameron heads north for inspiration

David Cameron is in Manchester today to discuss with party activists how the Conservatives can improve their standing in Britain's northern cities.


    Thatcher admitted to hospital

    Margaret Thatcher is due to return home this morning after a health scare saw her admitted to hospital last night.


    Cameron disarms Blair with support

    David Cameron today set the tone for his new style of politics when he began prime minister's questions by giving the government his full support on school reforms.


    Conservative policy groups unveiled

    The first of six new Conservative policy groups has today been set up to help decide the direction of the party under its new leader, David Cameron.

  • David Cameron names the members of his shadow cabinet

    Cameron names his cabinet

    New Conservative party leader David Cameron has named his shadow cabinet, with a return to the front bench for former leader William Hague.


    Tory leadership ballots close

    The ballots for the Conservative party leadership close today, with David Cameron set to beat rival David Davis by as much as two votes to one.


    Party spending figures released

    Labour spent £80,000 more than the Conservatives running their general election campaign in May, according to official figures.


    Davis still hopeful of Tory victory

    David Davis last night made a final appeal to Conservative party members before the ballots to decide who should become their next leader close on Monday.


    Tories warn of CSA enforcement costs

    The government has been forced to defend the Child Support Agency (CSA) once again as new figures suggest it is spending more on enforcement than it receives in payments.


    Howard faces Blair for the last time

    Michael Howard today marked his final prime minister's questions as Conservative party leader with dogged questioning on when Tony Blair himself would step down.


    Cameron rejects Archer return

    Conservative leadership frontrunner David Cameron has insisted there would be no place for Jeffrey Archer in a party lead by him.

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