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(1) Adherents of conservative views, opponents of progress and reforms (in political life, literature and art, science).

(2) In Great Britain and a number of other countries, members of the Conservative parties.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Holme Valley Parish Council Fulstone: Donald Firth (Conservative), Di Hall (Independent).
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A rough estimate of the size of the block of the most conservative of conservative voters based on the February survey would fall between a floor of 14 percent (the extreme conservatives) and a ceiling made up of respondents to the two farthest right positions of the ideology scale, about 32 percent of registered voters and about 67 percent of the Republican Party identifiers.
1) Old-age pensions and national insurance (against sickness and unemployment) were not introduced by the Conservatives in the 1920s.
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By utilizing the Christian identity (and rarely acknowledging that views outside the realm of traditional religion are acceptable), liberal cultural Christians ensure that religious conservatives will often be taken seriously when claiming moral righteousness.
But it bothers me that in presenting their case, the authors repeatedly identify as "conservative" values that are not unique to conservatives.

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