Brixton Conservative Association

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Brixton Conservative Association Finance Committee minutes and press cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Conservative Party: Conservative instead of the traditional term, Tory, was first used in Britain by George Canning (1770-1827) in 1824. The term became more popular after it was used by Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) in his Tamworth Manifesto in 1834. In the Tamworth Manifesto Peel attempted to combine the idea of moderate reform with a strong belief in traditional institutions. After Peel became Prime Minister in 1834, his followers tended to describe themselves as Conservatives rather than Tories.

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Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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