Francis Maude will announce tomorrow that the Conservative Party Conference will be held in Manchester both in 2009 and 2011.

This follows a trend of moving conferences to larger, more northern destinations. Spring Forum was held in Manchester last year and was generally well-liked by delegates, and we recently revealed that the next Spring Forum will be in Gateshead and the 2008 Party conference in Birmingham.

If this has whetted anybody’s appetite for Party conferences, you can spend your Friday evening reading over the sixty-odd articles written by ConservativeHome’s Bournemouth 2006 reporters!

Deputy Editor