As the Conservative party conference began in Blackpool today, speculation about whether or not Prime Minister Gordon Brown will ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament and call a general election continues to mount.
Tory leader David Cameron called for an election in a BBC television interview this morning, insisting that his party could win despite trailing Labour in the polls by as much as 11%.
While election fever grips the press, PinkNews.co.uk is just as interested in whether Mr Cameron will find time to attend the “gay disco” in Blackpool tomorrow night, more formally known as the Absolutely Equal reception.
Absolutely Equal, supported by Barclays, is an event hosted by Stonewall, the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission and Equal Rights on Age.
At last week’s Labour party conference, the Prime Minister visited and spent ten minutes mingling with the crowd.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Secretary of State for Equality Harriet Harman also attended.
Party leader Sir Menzies Campbell addressed the Liberal Democrats’ Absolutely Equal conference reception in Brighton a fortnight ago.
Shadow Cabinet member Theresa May is scheduled to speak at tomorrow night’s event in Blackpool – but will Mr Cameron make it three in a row for Stonewall and put in an appearance?
While the Absolutely Equal receptions are held inside the security cordon, a fringe meeting entitled Gay people under a Conservative Government is open to the public.
It will be held on Tuesday 2nd October in the Claremont Hotel, Blackpool at 12.30pm.
Daily Telegraph journalist Andrew Pierce will chair the event, and Nick Herbert MP, recently appointed to the frontbench as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice will speak, as will prospective parliamentary candidates Margot James and Jane Ellison.
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