At the 2016 Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the conference on its opening day in her speech "Global Britain: Making a success of Brexit."  At the 2017 conference, Theresa May suffered from a combination of a prankster handing her a P45 , a hacking cough, and the words on the set collapsing behind her.
The Conservative Party (also known as Tories) is the oldest political party in the United Kingdom and arguably the world. The current party was first organised in the 1830s and the name "Conservative" was officially adopted, but the party is still often referred to as the Tory party (not least because newspaper editors find it a convenient shorthand when space is limited).
Welsh Conservative Party; Literatur. Tim Bale: The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron. Polity, London 2016, ISBN 978-0-74-568744-5. Robert Blake: The Conservative Party from Peel to Major. Faber and Faber, London 1997, ISBN 0-571-28760-3. John Ramsden: An Appetite for Power: A New History of the Conservative Party.