1st October 2008
INTERVIEW: May defends Tories against charges they are not on side of gays 8
7:30 PM — It has been a successful few days for the Tories in Birmingham. Despite the economic crisis gripping the world's finanical markets, party activists at the annual conference have been upbeat.
David Cameron: I am a child of my time
5:14 PM — David Cameron, the Leader of the Opposition, addressed the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today.
Cameron claims Britain needs Tory leadership 3
3:50 PM — The leader of the Conservative party has set out a 'responsibility agenda' for the country.
Conference blog: Partying in Birmingham with the Tories
12:29 PM — Conservative party conference has a different feel than its Labour and Lib Dem counterparts.
30th September 2008
Tories urge gay people to vote for them 44
4:06 PM — Leading members of the Conservative party have told a fringe meeting at the party's conference in Birmingham that gay people should be comfortable voting for them.
29th September 2008
George Osborne offers two year council tax freeze 4
1:14 PM — The Shadow Chancellor has told Conservatives that he will not offer immediate tax cuts if elected because "the cupboard is bare."
Cameron opens Tory conference with attack on Labour infighting 2
11:23 AM — The Conservative party conference is underway in Birmingham. Yesterday the Tory leader David Cameron welcomed delegates from around the country.
25th September 2008
Labour party votes overwhelmingly for trans inclusion 6
6:22 PM — A change to the Labour party rule book that adds trans inclusion has been backed at the annual conference by more than 98% of delegates.
Ed Balls tells conference of fight against homophobic bullying
12:03 PM — The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families told the Labour party conference yesterday that new steps would be taken to stamp out bullying.
24th September 2008
Ruth Kelly insists resignation is for family reasons 3
1:30 PM — The Secretary of State for Transport has addressed the Labour party conference on its final day, hours after it emerged she is to resign from the government.
Ruth Kelly to stand down from government 6
3:42 AM — The Secretary of State for Transport is to leave the government. Sky News reports that Ruth Kelly has decided to stand down.
23rd September 2008
Asylum, equality and faith schools discussed at LGBT fringe meeting 1
8:53 PM — Several government ministers attended this year's LGBT Labour fringe event last night at the party's annual conference in Manchester.
Brown: Fairness is in Labour’s DNA 3
4:18 PM — Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party addressed the Labour Party conference in Manchester this afternoon.
Brown sets out new policies to win back support 1
4:09 PM — The Prime Minister has set out a wide-ranging agenda for government in his speech to the Labour party conference in Manchester.
Conference blog: Tension and excitement ahead of Gordon’s big moment
2:20 PM — There are still substantial queues of people waiting to get into the conference hall to take their seats for Gordon's Brown's keynote speech.
Harman challenged over Evangelical appointment to equality commission
1:08 PM — The Deputy Leader of the Labour party faced tough questioning at a fringe meeting at the Labour party conference last night.
Conference blog: Never kissed a Tory? 1
11:46 AM — LGBT Labour have come up with a novel slogan for their new T-shirts, which they are selling to raise funds. "Never Kissed A Tory - never will."
22nd September 2008
Conference blog: Eddie Izzard and Hazel Blears vs the BNP
3:55 PM — The Daily Mirror/Searchlight's Evening of Hope event last night was sprinkled with a bit of showbiz glitz when comedian Eddie Izzard made an appearance.
21st September 2008
Conference blog: Scarecrow and the Tin Man make an appearance in Manchester
5:23 PM — It seems half of central Manchester has been fenced in to accommodate the Labour conference.
Potter’s galleons put Labour in good cheer 1
1:19 PM — A £1m donation from Harry Potter author JK Rowling kicked off the Labour party conference yesterday.