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A Thatcherite is a British Conservative who supports the political approach spearheaded by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The UK Conservative Party is largely split between two groups - Liberals who want to move the party closer to the center and more in line with European 'Christian Democratic' parties and Thatcherites who want to the see the former Prime Minister's ethos re-inserted into the party. The party's current leader, David Cameron is very much from the modernist, William Hague school of thought and many conservatives have thus been driven from the party. It is generally accepted that the UK Independence Party is a more accurate representation of British Conservative principles.