List of UK Conservative Party general election manifestos

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A list of UK Conservative Party general election manifestos since 1900. From 1900 to 1945, the Conservative Party general election manifesto was usually published as a form of a short personal address by the leader of the party. From 1950, the Party published a more formal document.

Election Conservative leader Election winner Manifesto title Link to text
2010 David Cameron Hung Conservative-Liberal Coalition Invitation to join the government of Britain [1]
2005 Michael Howard Labour Are you thinking what we're thinking? [2]
2001 William Hague Labour Time for Common Sense [3] [4]
1997 John Major Labour You can only be sure with the Conservatives [5] [6]
1992 John Major Conservative The Best Future for Britain [7] [8]
1987 Margaret Thatcher Conservative The Next Moves Forward [9] [10]
1983 Margaret Thatcher Conservative The Challenge of Our Times [11] [12]
1979 Margaret Thatcher Conservative 1979 Conservative Party General Election Manifesto [13] [14]
October 1974 Edward Heath Labour Putting Britain First [15] [16]
February 1974 Edward Heath Hung (Labour) Firm Action for a Fair Britain [17] [18]
1970 Edward Heath Conservative A Better Tomorrow [19] [20]
1966 Edward Heath Labour Action Not Words: The New Conservative Programme [21] [22]
1964 Alec Douglas Home Labour Prosperity With A Purpose [23] [24]
1959 Harold Macmillan Conservative The Next Five Years [25] [26]
1955 Anthony Eden Conservative United for Peace and Progress [27] [28]
1951 Winston Churchill Conservative 1951 Conservative Party General Election Manifesto [29] [30]
1950 Winston Churchill Labour This is the Road [31] [32]
1945 Winston Churchill Labour Winston Churchill's Declaration of Policy to the Electors [33] [34]
1935 Stanley Baldwin National Government A call to the nation [35]
1931 Stanley Baldwin National Government The nation's duty [36]
1929 Stanley Baldwin Hung (Labour) Stanley Baldwin's election address [37]
1924 Stanley Baldwin Conservative Stanley Baldwin's election address [38]
1923 Stanley Baldwin Hung (Labour) Stanley Baldwin's election address [39]
1922 Andrew Bonar Law Conservative Andrew Bonar Law's election address [40]
1918 Andrew Bonar Law Conservative-Liberal Coalition The Manifesto of Lloyd George and Bonar Law [41]
December 1910 Arthur Balfour Hung (Liberal, with Irish Nationalist support) Arthur Balfour's election address [42]
January 1910 Arthur Balfour Hung (Liberal, with Irish Nationalist support) Arthur Balfour's election address [43]
1906 Arthur Balfour Liberal Arther Balfour's election address [44]
1900 Marquess of Salisbury Conservative The manifesto of the Marquess of Salisbury [45]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Iain Dale, Conservative Party general election manifestos, 1900-1997, Routledge, 2000, ISBN 0-415-20589-1

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