- Conservative Campaign Headquarters
Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ), formerly known as Conservative Central Office (CCO) is the headquarters of the British Conservative Party, housing its central staff and committee members.
As of May 2010, the post of Conservative Party chairman is split between Baroness Warsi and Andrew Feldman. The Director of Operations was, until 2006, Gavin Barwell.
The establishment of Conservative Central Office dates back to 1870, with the creation of professional support for the Party by Sir John Gorst. Following election defeats in 1906 and 1910, in 1911 the post of Party Chairman was created to oversee the work of the Central Office.
Until 1958 CCO was based at Abbey House, Victoria Street, then moving to No. 32 Smith Square, Westminster. This was the scene of many televised historic moments in Conservative history from Margaret Thatcher's victory rallies to Iain Duncan Smith's resignation. CCO moved in 2004 to nearby 25 Victoria Street, London for more high-tech facilities, and has subsequently been known as Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ).
On 10 November 2010, 30 Millbank was attacked by student protesters as part of a demonstration against rises in tuition fees.
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