Conservative Mainstream

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Conservative Mainstream is a wing of the Conservative Party in the UK. See [1]. According to [2] 'There are a few pro-Europeans left in the Tory party, and Conservative mainstream is the umbrella group uniting them.'

It 'was founded in 1996', and is chaired by Michael Hestletine. It is a One Nation Tory group opposed to the right-ward lurch made the party since 1997.

It believes that 'elections are won by parties which can command the centre ground and appeal beyond their committed activists to the broad mass of the British electorate.'