Blackpool celebrates £400,000 Labour Party conference boost

Visit Blackpool has reported a £400,000 boost following Labour North West's 2011 Regional Conference.

Blackpool celebrates £400,000 Labour Party conference boost
Blackpool celebrates £400,000 Labour Party conference boost

The conference, which took place from 4-6 November at Blackpool’s Imperial Hotel and newly-restored Winter Gardens, welcomed around 1,000 delegates.

During the conference, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband set out his party’s five point plan to create jobs, help struggling families and support small businesses across the North West.

Other speakers included shadow cabinet ministers Ivan Lewis, Stephen Twigg, Jim Murphy and Maria and Angela Eagle.

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

Mandy Tythe-McCallum, business tourism manager for Visit Blackpool, added: "The feedback we received from the delegates was very positive and we relished the opportunity to show them exactly what we have to offer in terms of high quality attractions like Madame Tussauds, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon & Pleasure Beach resort, along with the wide range of high quality restaurants, bars and hotels to suit every budget.

"Business tourism is an important part of Blackpool’s economy and is worth in excess of £40m per year to the resort. The recent improvements mean that there is even more to offer event organisers and reaffirms Blackpool’s status as a leading conference destination in the UK. This is an exciting time for Blackpool and we look forward to building on this year’s successes in 2012."

 

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