21st September 2008
Conference blog: Ministers attend Canal St party
11:52 AM — There were some familiar faces among the throng on Manchester's gay village last night. LGBT Labour were holding a fundraiser, and several senior members of the party attended.
19th September 2008
Conference blog: Gordon is safe – for now
7:29 PM — The Prime Minister has just arrived in Manchester ahead of the Labour party conference, which begins tomorrow.
Politicians increasingly turning to God at party conference 5
2:18 PM — An analysis of the speeches given by party leaders at their annual conferences has revealed a marked increase in religious language since 2001.
18th September 2008
Home Secretary urged to spare gay man from Uganda deportation 4
12:24 PM — A group campaigning for a gay man denied asylum in the UK have said that next week's Labour party conference is a perfect opportunity to pressure the government.
17th September 2008
Clegg: Lib Dems are the only choice for a fairer Britain
4:12 PM — "I’m going to talk today about the future. But let me start by asking you to think back to the past."
Clegg attacks Tories and Labour at close of party conference
4:03 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats has claimed that only his party can form a government that listens and understands the needs of the voters.
Conference blog: Can Nick make himself heard?
2:05 PM — Just days ago we happily predicted that if the gods of the news agenda were to smile on the Lib Dems, their conference this week in Bournemouth would be an excellent opportunity.
16th September 2008
Conference blog: Wheeling around Bournemouth with Lembit
3:08 PM — Celebrity MP and asteroid enthusiast Lembit Opik was showing off his skill on two wheels this morning.
Lib Dems discuss gay rights at conference 2
2:45 PM — Senior members of the Liberal Democrats talked about their commitment to ensuring the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people at their party's annual conference.
15th September 2008
Brian Paddick may stand for Parliament 2
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick has said it is possible that he might seek a seat in the House of Commons.
Conference blog: Chilled out in Bournemouth
3:24 PM — BBC political correspondent James Landale has attracted a small crowd of onlookers as he reports live from the Lib Dem party conference in Bournemouth.
14th September 2008
Conference blog: Where is Brian – update 5
7:43 PM — Brian Paddick is at the Lib Dem party conference - he just called PinkNews.co.uk to say he has been here the whole time. We just had not spotted him yet.
Conference blog: Where is Brian? 1
6:58 PM — The Lib Dems may have forgotten about the election for Mayor of London all those months ago (four to be exact) and the man who carried their banner, Brian Paddick.
Lib Dems back gay asylum seekers 1
6:47 PM — The treatment of LGBT asylum seekers by the government has been attacked in a motion passed at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth.
8th September 2008
Conference blog: Lib Dems to get stuck into fixing Britain
9:37 PM — Someone claiming to be Nick Clegg (see picture), up near the front of the Lib Dem conference agenda has this to say: "This is an exciting time to be a Liberal Democrat."
7th September 2008
Caroline Lucas: People are looking to the Greens for leadership 2
3:43 PM — Thank you all for this great honour and responsibility. To become Green Party leader at this time, when we stand together on the verge of so much, is tremendously exciting.
Greens aim for Westminster as first party leader elected 2
3:31 PM — The Green party in England and Wales has elected Caroline Lucas as their first leader with more than 90% of the vote.
4th September 2008
Conference blog: The Tories plan a lazy Sunday afternoon
3:38 PM — The opening day at this year's Conservative party conference reads more like a mid morning magazine programme than a platform for government.
1st September 2008
Gay rights on the agenda at party conferences 1
1:11 PM — Leading MPs from all three major parties will be speaking about gay issues at their conferences later this month.