Sunday 16 September 2007
Conference Season in the UK
The political conference season began last week with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Conference, which Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed. The major political parties begin with the Liberal Democrats. This year they meet in Brighton. Each party has an annual conference, normally held in a seaside town (although Labour broke with recent tradition last year by meeting in Manchester). They return to the seaside next Sunday in Bournemouth. The Tories will meet the week after that in Blackpool.
Websites of the party conferences are to be found:
Liberal Democrats: http://www.libdems.org.uk/conference/general.html
Live coverage will be available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/bbc_parliament/default.stm