Honeymoon over for UK's new Conservative leader

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  • Monday, 10 Apr 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition Conservatives is under pressure to prove in May's local elections he can transform his party into a force capable of challenging Tony Blair's Labour Party for national power. 

As he strives to drag the party of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher out of the wilderness and avoid a fourth defeat in 2009's expected vote, David Cameron is seeking to rebrand the Conservatives as modern and compassionate. 

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