Manchester wins Labour vote

The Labour Party has announced that Manchester will again host its annual conference in 2008 and 2010. The announcement follows on from September’s successful event when the city hosted the conference for the first time. Manchester Central (formerly known as the G-Mex/MICC), the venue for this year’s event, will again host the Labour Party in 2008 and 2010. Marketing Manchester quotes the conference as Europe’s largest political get together, with 17,000 delegates and puts the value to the local economy at £35m. “To be chosen as the host city for the Labour Party Annual Conference for a second and third time is terrific news,” said Marketing Manchester chief executive Andrew Stokes. “Manchester has developed world class capabilities, together with a universal reputation for delivering great results.” Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese added: "This is great news for our city. Manchester received a huge boost to its international reputation thanks to the world-class way we hosted the 2006 conference. The incredible facilities around our conference quarter will be even better by 2008 and 2010, and we will keep building on our success to attract even more major conferences, which bring more jobs and investment for our city.”

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