Labour Party chooses Blackpool for regional conference

Labour North West's 2011 regional conference is to be held in Blackpool in November with up to 1,000 delegates expected to attend.

Blackpool to host Labour Party North West
Blackpool to host Labour Party North West
The conference will be held at the Imperial Hotel on 4-6 November, with the Winter Gardens hosting the gala dinner.

Labour North West’s regional board chair Louise Baldock said: "We’re delighted to be taking our regional conference to Blackpool.

"Our weekend conference in Blackpool will provide an ideal opportunity for many to attend their first Labour Party event while providing a welcome boost to the resort’s hotels and businesses.

"We have had many happy conferences in the past in Blackpool and it’s exciting to be coming back with both old friends and a new generation of members."

The Labour Party has previously held its annual conference in Blackpool in 2002, and last week the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) held its national conference on 17-20 April at the Winter Gardens with Ed Balls as the keynote speaker.

Visit Blackpool’s business tourism manager Mandy Tythe-McCallum said: "Blackpool’s efforts to regain its position as one of the UK’s top destinations for political conferences has been handed a welcome boost with this news.

"It’s great that we are back on the political conference map and that our strategy to try and secure both new and lapsed events is starting to have a real impact."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
What to do if a disgruntled event attendee threatens legal action

What to do if a disgruntled event attendee threatens legal action

Keystone Law's James O'Flinn discusses your options and how to prevent this happening in the first place.

Speakers announced for C&IT Northern Forum

Speakers announced for C&IT Northern Forum

New event takes place between 25-26 April at ACC Liverpool, with inspiring sessions from industry leaders.

Why personalisation is the key to measuring an event's success

Why personalisation is the key to measuring an event's success

Mike Leeson, general manager Europe at ETM, explains why ROE may be a better measurement than ROI.

Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020

Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020

Sultanate to host the International Gas Union's 16th International Gas Research Conference at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Events company faces legal action from makers of video game Fortnite

Events company faces legal action from makers of video game Fortnite

Epic Games issues claim against Exciting Events after widely criticised event in Norwich.

Diary of a delegate: Beautiful Bergen

Diary of a delegate: Beautiful Bergen

A three-day account of the C&IT A-List FAM trip, in partnership with Visit Norway.

Case study: Space to Breathe wellness event

Case study: Space to Breathe wellness event

Center Parcs hosted a wellness event for clients including MIA, Experian and the University of Nottingham.

The future of event feedback

The future of event feedback

A look at how new technology is changing the nature of feedback for event planners.

SevenEvents hires new project manager

SevenEvents hires new project manager

Jade Davies joins from Touch Associates and her new role will include developing client relationships.

Cievents VP talks US market trends, challenges and opportunities

Cievents VP talks US market trends, challenges and opportunities

Alison Howlett, vice president of live events, talks about creating business opportunities, US trends and popular destinations.

LATEST JOBS