I don’t think this has reached the public sphere yet, so just to let you know that next year’s Conservative Party Spring Forum is planned to be held in Gateshead (Southerners may need to consult this map).
It’s some way away, but I’d suggest Liverpool as a good venue for a conference in 2009 now that Bournemouth is out of the running and Blackpool remains unpopular with delegates. A riverside 10,000 seater conference centre is due to be completed by the start of 2008, the year the city celebrates being European Capital of Culture, but unfortunately the LibDems have bagged it for their autumn conference.
See here for some more political reasons for going to Liverpool.
This year’s Forum is in Nottingham, March 16th-18th.
Deputy Editor (born and bred Scouser)