It's conference time for parties
Published 22/08/2012 | 08:00
Just a few weeks after MPs have finally returned to Westminster, they will be abandoning London again for the merry-go-round of party conference season.
With its late-night receptions and blockbuster speeches, these few weeks could be the closest politics gets to rock 'n' roll. Or not. In any case, first up are the Lib Dems in Brighton, Labour travel to Manchester and, finally, the Tories make the journey all the way to beautiful Birmingham.