Conservative Party conference: day one listings

Conference opening (14:30 -16:00):

  • Conference chairman Paul Swaddle.
  • Conservative Party Chairmen Andrew Feldman and Grant Shapps.
  • Defence and European & International Affairs:
  • Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
  • Foreign Secretary William Hague.


Cameron signals further cuts

The Conservative Party's annual conference opened in Birmingham today. David Cameron ruled out the 'mansion tax' saying this 'not going to happen.' He also signalled that additional benefit cuts would be necessary to fight the deficit.