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Birmingham gearing up for Tory party conference

Prime Minister David Cameron speaking at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham in 2012 Photo: PA

The Conservative Party conference in Birmingham next month is due to bring more than 16 million pounds in to the local economy.

It's the third time the city has hosted the Tories' annual party conference and more than 13 thousand delegates are expected when it starts on October 7th.

The last time the party held its conference in the city was in 2010, its first since the general election and entering into coalition with the Liberal Democrats,

Birmingham is a popular choice for political parties to hold events.

Just last week UKIP were at Birmingham Town Hall, and in the last 5 years there have been nine large meetings.

  • Labour Party Spring Conference - 2008
  • Conservative Party Conference - 2008
  • Labour Cabinet meeting - 2008
  • Liberal Democrat Spring conference - 2010
  • Green Party Conference - 2010
  • Conservative Party Autumn Conference - 2010
  • Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference - 2011
  • UKIP - 2012
  • Conservative Party Autumn Conference - 2012

The Conservative Party Conference 2012 will be held at the ICC in the city centre, which will be closed to members of the public during the event.

There will also be a number of road closures around the area between Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th October 2012.

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