Labour MPs from our region are gathering for the party's annual conference.
Much of the debate over the next four days will be on the theme of Rebuilding Britain.
Helen Ford reports from the conference centre in Manchester:
Among delegates at the Labour Party conference in Manchester are two teenagers from our region, listening to the leader's keynote speech.
Labour leader Ed Miliband meets delegates at his party's conference in Manchester
At the Labour Party conference in Manchester, delegates have been debating how the North East can flourish.