Five things to know about the UK’s party conference season

From terrorist bombs to surprise appearances, the gatherings of the major political parties in autumn each year are rarely without incident.

The World Today Published 29 September 2023 2 minute READ

The Liberal Democrats kicked off Britain’s party conference season when they met in Bournemouth. The Conservatives and Labour gather in October in Manchester and Liverpool respectively. The conferences serve as a platform to flesh out policies and unveil new ones. This year is particularly important as 2024 is expected to be an election year and the conferences will set the tone for the upcoming battle. Here are five things about party conferences, past and present.

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