Ed Miliband has been on stage at the start of the Labour Party's annual conference in Manchester.
Delegates from the Midlands are among those gathering to hear details of how life might change if the party were to regain power at the next election.
Further demonstrations are expected by police federation members across the Midlands at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.
The first full day of the Conservative Party Conference gets underway later this morning at the ICC in Birmingham.
Thousands of delegates have arrived in Birmingham for the annual Tory party conference.