List of Conservative Party (UK) general election manifestos

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This is a list of the British 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.

A majority win for the Conservative Party is highlighted in green, whereas minority or coalition victories are highlighted in yellow.

Election Conservative leader Election winner Manifesto title Link to text
2017 Theresa May Hung (Conservative) Forward, together. Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future [1]
2015 David Cameron Conservative Strong leadership. A clear economic plan. A brighter, more secure future. [2]
2010 David Cameron Hung (Conservative-led coalition) Invitation to join the government of Britain [3]
2005 Michael Howard Labour Are you thinking what we're thinking? [4]
2001 William Hague Labour Time for Common Sense [5] [6]
1997 John Major Labour You can only be sure with the Conservatives [7] [8]
1992 John Major Conservative The Best Future for Britain [9] [10]
1987 Margaret Thatcher Conservative The Next Moves Forward [11] [12]
1983 Margaret Thatcher Conservative The Challenge of Our Times [13] [14]
1979 Margaret Thatcher Conservative 1979 Conservative Party General Election Manifesto [15] [16]
October 1974 Edward Heath Labour Putting Britain First [17] [18]
February 1974 Edward Heath Hung (Labour) Firm Action for a Fair Britain [19] [20]
1970 Edward Heath Conservative A Better Tomorrow [21] [22]
1966 Edward Heath Labour Action Not Words: The New Conservative Programme [23] [24]
1964 Alec Douglas-Home Labour Prosperity With A Purpose [25] [26]
1959 Harold Macmillan Conservative The Next Five Years [27] [28]
1955 Anthony Eden Conservative United for Peace and Progress [29] [30]
1951 Winston Churchill Conservative 1951 Conservative Party General Election Manifesto [31] [32]
1950 Winston Churchill Labour This is the Road [33] [34]
1945 Winston Churchill Labour Winston Churchill's Declaration of Policy to the Electors [35] [36]
1935 Stanley Baldwin National Government A call to the nation [37]
1931 Stanley Baldwin National Government The nation's duty [38]
1929 Stanley Baldwin Hung (Labour) Stanley Baldwin's election address [39]
1924 Stanley Baldwin Conservative Stanley Baldwin's election address [40]
1923 Stanley Baldwin Hung (Labour) Stanley Baldwin's election address [41]
1922 Bonar Law Conservative Andrew Bonar Law's election address [42]
1918 Bonar Law Hung (Conservative-led coalition) The Manifesto of Lloyd George and Bonar Law [43]
December 1910 Arthur Balfour Hung (Liberal, with Irish Nationalist support) Arthur Balfour's election address [44]
January 1910 Arthur Balfour Hung (Liberal, with Irish Nationalist support) Arthur Balfour's election address [45]
1906 Arthur Balfour Liberal Arther Balfour's election address [46]
1900 Lord Salisbury Conservative The manifesto of the Marquess of Salisbury [47]

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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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