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Labour conference to return to Blackpool

The North West Labour Party will be returning to the resort for its annual conference in November 2014. This is the fourth year the NWLP has headed to Blackpool and up to a thousand delegates and visitors are expected to attend the two-day event.

The conference will be held at the l Imperial Hotel – viewed by many as the heartland of British party politics having hosted every British Prime Minister since Winston Churchill.

The fact the NWLP is returning for its fourth year in Blackpool is a real nod of approval to the resort because it is an important conference on our business calendar.

We work incredibly hard to attract conference and event organisers, and political events such as the NWLP annual conference are incredibly important to us.”

– VisitBlackpool Tourism Manager Mandy Tythe-McCallum

Business tourism in Blackpool represents an average of £44 million in economic benefit to businesses in the resort each year.

This is great news for Blackpool. To welcome up to a thousand delegates over a two-day period is a major financial boost into the local economy and it also represents an opportunity to showcase our resort.”

A Labour North West spokesperson said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Blackpool once again for our annual regional conference. Delegates always have a fantastic time here. It’s a great opportunity for members and activists to get involved with the Labour campaign ahead of the Election.”

– Cllr Graham Cain


Candidates apply for Paul Goggins' seat

Applications for the Labour candidate to replace Paul Goggins as MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East have opened.

The 60 year old died earlier this month after collapsing whilst out jogging.

Mr Goggins had been the MP since 1997.

A long list of candidates will be drawn up tomorrow with a decision being made at a meeting of the local party by the end of the week.