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11.30am update: This has been issued by CCHQ…

"The Conservative Party has today announced the result of the ballot of Party members on the Built to Last statement of Aims and Values. There was resounding support for the document with 92.7 percent in favour and 7.3 percent opposed to Built to Last.

Responding to the result, David Cameron said:

"The Conservative Party has today announced the result of the ballot of Party members on the Built to Last statement of Aims and Values. There was resounding support for the document with 92.7 percent in favour and 7.3 percent opposed to Built to Last."
 
“Today’s result confirms that the Party has changed. It shows that Conservatives support the vital changes that we have made over the last nine months.  Those changes are clear. For example, we will put economic stability and fiscal responsibility ahead of promises to cut taxes. Protecting the environment and tackling climate change will be given equal prominence to public services and the economy. We will improve public services for all, rather than promote opt outs for a few. The test for all our policies will be how they help the most disadvantaged in society. We will take action so that our Party reflects Britain as it is today, not Britain as it was.  Ours is a message of change, optimism and hope. Our aims and values are as relevant now as they have ever been and this vote demonstrates that they are built to last."

Notes to editors

(1) The full results are as follows:

Yes                  60,859 (92.7%)
No                   4,787 (7.3%)
Blank               193
Spoilt               23
Rejected           27 (e.g. tendered ballots rejected)
Turnout            26.7%

(2) These results mean that 24.6 per cent of the total membership voted in favour of Built to Last and 1.9 per cent voted against.

(3) In a comparable ballot on the Conservative Party pre-manifesto, Believing in Britain, was held in 2000. The result was announced on 2 October 2000. 50,508 people, or 16.7 per cent of the membership, voted in the ballot.

98.8 per cent of those who took part supported Believing in Britain; 576 members voted against, meaning 16.5 per cent of the total membership voted in favour."

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