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Coalition of Conservative Unionists (CCU)
Founder Herman Van Rompuy
Party Leader H. F. Verwoerd
Deputy Leader G. M. Huggins
Chairman D. F. Malan
Deputy Chairman J. G. Strijdom
Slogan "Yes, Falleentium Can!"
Founded 569AER
Merger of Conservative & Reform Party
Libertarian Alliance of Falleentium
Preceded by Falleentium Conservative and Reform Party
Headquarters 4 James Street, Corrintrin, Darpartryo
Student wing Tomorrowers
Youth wing Young Unionists
Membership  (571AER) 20,000
Ideology Conservatism
Economic Liberalism
Falleentium Unionism  
Political position Centre-right
Official colors      Blue
Chamber of Deputies
145 / 850
The Coalition of Conservative Unionists, or the Conservative Party, or Conservative Unionists, is a Falleentium political party. Formerly known as the 'Conservative and Reform Party', the party was reformed to its current name under James Brokenshire. The centre-right party believes in Unionism and holds sympathy to economic liberal ideas; although staunchly pro-military.

Formerly the Conservative and Reform Party, also known as the Falleentium Conservative and Unionist Party, was a political party in the Empire of Falleentium. It had 102 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. The party's founder, Herman Van Rompuy, is a former Entloland politician, who served in three State cabinets. The Party was birthed and opened in 569AER after much frustration at the unorganized, ineffiecent Coalition Government under Angela Merkel and UKIP. The Party's ideology was Conservatism, which contrasts with the left-leaning coalition ideologies. Furthermore, its platform involves support for free market capitalism, free enterprise, fiscal conservatism, a strong national defense, deregulation, and restrictions on labor unions.

HistoryEdit

The Party was set up in 569AER by former Entloland State Minister Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso. The duo were frustrated and angered by the UKIP-lead Coalition who were seen as inefficient, unorganized and lazy. According to Van Rompuy, Imperial Chancellor Angela Merkel is a "total traitor to her voters" by leading a weak government just to gain power. In the next election, the party wants to contend in all 800 seats to win support from across the Empire.

FCRPMeeting

First leadership meeting.

The original idea of the party was going to be called 'Alliance for Conservative Populists' but the idea was dropped as populism is still seen as an skeptical ideology by the Empire. The name was decided after Van Rompuy decided to adopt a more central-themed party, with less radical ideas. The logo, a beaver on a blue background, was designed by Samuel Rogal; the beaver represents a diligent preserver and benevolent creature who protects people, a key message the Party is trying to put across. The blue color represents Conservatism and the yellow represents optimism and enlightenment.

James Brokenshire was elected in 575AER as new leader of the FCRP. Seeing the party was yearning for change and to rid the party of a 'toxic attitude', Brokenshire competently reformed and changed the party, including changing its name. Any association to 'radical ideas' or 'extreme views' were washed and former hard core Social Conservatives were stripped from party ranks.

James Brokenshire brought the party to electoral success in 582AER winning 171 seats (20%) and taking the party into Government. The coalition with UKIP and the LAF secured Brokenshire's Chancellery. Early in the coalition, UKIP changed their name to the Conservative & Imperialist Party and the LAF merged into the CCU.

Following a controversial year, James Brokenshire resigned as Chancellor after a near Vote of No Confidence. The Party was badly damaged by this and lost 26 seats as a result. Post-election, Brokenshire resigned and the Head of the campaigning wing, F.A.C.T., Hendrik Verwoerd, successfully beat Ian Smith to win the leadership.

Past Leaders: Edit

Herman Van Rompuy (569AER - 575AER) [Honorary President]

Kenneth Rodgers [Interim] (575AER - 575AER)

James Brokenshire (575AER - 584AER)

Patrick McLoughlin [Interim] (584AER - 584AER)

Hendrik Verwoerd (Incumbent)

Past Deputy Leaders: Edit

Jose Manuel Barroso (569AER - 575AER)

Keir Starmer (575AER - 584AER)

Godfrey Huggins (Incumbent)

Past Chairpersons: Edit

Kenneth Rodgers (569AER - 575AER)

Patrick McLoughlin (575AER - 584AER)

Daniel Malan (Incumbent)

Past Deputy Chairpersons: Edit

Dalia Grybauskaite (569AER - 575AER)

Jon Ashworth (575AER - 584AER)

Johannes Strijdom (Incumbent)

Party LeadershipEdit

Portrait Name Assumed Office Party Role Other Roles
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Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd

584AER Party Leader Patron of Young Unionists (Y.U)
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Godfrey Martin Huggins

548AER Deputy Party Leader Chair on Policy

Spokesman on Policy

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Daniel François Malan

548AER Chairman Chief Secretary

Parliamentary Spokesperson

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Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom

584AER Deputy Chairman Treasurer

Election HistoryEdit

Election year

# of
overall votes
# of
of parties
# of overall
seats won
+/–

Party Position

Leader
571AER ~ (#6)
54 / 850
54 Independent Herman Van Rompuy
575AER ~ (#4)
102 / 850
48 Independent Herman Van Rompuy
575AER - Changed from Conservative & Reform to Coalition of Conservative Unionists
582AER 20% (#2)
171 / 850
69 In Government James Brokenshire
583AER - LAF merger with CCU. Seats rise to 196.
584AER 17% (#2)
145 / 850
26 In Opposition James Brokenshire

Membership RecordsEdit

Year

Membership +/– Leader
571AER 10,500 10,500 Herman Van Rompuy
574AER 20,000 9,500 Herman Van Rompuy
575AER - Changed from FCRP to CCU

State Parties Edit

Entloland Edit

In 585AER it was announced that the Entish Conservative Party would merge with the Coalition of Conservative Unionists. The Entish Coalition of Unionists now competes in State Elections, currently welding 62 seats in the Entish House of Representatives and 32 seats in the House of Lords. The Entish CCU is led by Agustin Sahagun.

The Four Factions (Tendencies)Edit

Total Brokenshiree's Conservative
Reformers
Conservative Way
Forward
No Turning
Back
145 45 9 60 31
Wyatt Roy Chairman
Jan Peter Chairman
Hodge Chair
Abbott Chair
Chairperson Wyatt Roy Jan Balkenende Margaret Hodge Tony Abbott

The Coalition of Conservative Unionists is split along ideological lines, known at 'Tendencies'. Of the total 196 Conservative Unionist MPs, 190 are affiliated to one of these tendencies and 6 remain unaffiliated.

Brokenshiree's (Modernising Conservatives): The Brokenshiree's are the party's self-identified modernisers. They back the previous leader's vision of a modern, electable party with liberal economics and deradicalisation. Often considered the 'new Conservatives' with several metropolitan elites members.

Conservative Reformers (Reformists): Sympathetic to the centre-left. They believe in gradual reform and support the idea of 'one nation conservatism'.

Conservative Way Forward (Traditional Conservatives): The mainstream Conservative thinkers. Those that wish to push Conservative ideals and traditionalism, with strong ties to fiscal conservatism.

No Turning Back (Unionists): Staunch unionists who want to deny and prevent any departure of a state or colony from the Empire. 'Old school Conservatives' who are often seen as pro-monarchy and supporting less shared powers.