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To what extent has the modern Conservative Party moved away from its traditional
principles? By Isaac Hobbs

When David Cameron became leader of the Conservative Party in 2005 he aimed to modernise the
Party by moving it to the left in order to challenge Labour for the centre ground. Cameron…

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example, the creation of LEPs is a pragmatic approach designed to favour the majority of the people,
similar to how the Conservative government of the 1950s took the pragmatic decision to retain the
welfare state which has previously been set up by the Labour government.
In terms of the political…

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and change. What is beyond doubt though is that under David Cameron's leadership, the Party is
looking to occupy more of the centre ground than it ever has done, particularly when compared to
the Party under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher.

By Isaac Hobbs

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