This was, perhaps, the most boring conference season of modern times. And the coalition's constitutional reform agenda has been at least partly to blame.
After 500 days in government, Liberal Democrats have even more reason to feel uncertain now than they did 12 months ago.
Grassroots Conservatives are approaching the coalition with cautious optimism, at best. Most are filled with anxiety about saving their party from the Liberal Democrats.
Watch David Cameron's closing speech to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, in full.
The row over cuts to child benefits for higher earners is threatening to overrun the Tory party conference, with David Cameron refusing to back down.
William Hague won a standing ovation from Conservative party members after attacking the EU's "many faults" in his conference speech.
David Cameron has called on Conservatives to work together to improve British society saying: "Your country needs you".
William Hague's speech to the Tory party conference, in full.
Schoolchildren up and down Britain will be encouraged to take part in a nationwide schools Olympics event culminating before the main event of 2012, Jeremy Hunt has said.
Read the full text of David Cameron's speech to the Conservative conference.
David Cameron's quiet delivery was to blame for the lack of spark which wrapped up his party's conference in Birmingham.
Follow all the reaction to David Cameron's speech to the Conservative conference in Birmingham on politics.co.uk.
It's amazing that such a talented politician can so misjudge a major speech. The simple reason is: he's picking the wrong victims.
Theresa May's pledge to 'tear up' Labour's 24-hour drinking Licensing Act quickly unravelled today after it emerged pubs and clubs would still be able to open 24 hours a day.
Ken Clarke has avoided the anger of Tory members frustrated with his criminal justice policies in a bullish speech to the party's conference.
David Cameron sought to shake off middle-class anger by defending the government's decision to cut child benefit for high earners.
Theresa May will explain the government's civil liberties agenda to Tory members today when she addresses the party conference in Birmingham.
People leaving hospital will be able to receive help and support as they settle back into their new homes, Andrew Lansley has announced.
A cross-party alliance and Labour's costly authoritarianism are genuinely changing the Tory party.
Boris Johnson has demanded new anti-strike legislation to make it harder for workers to engage in industrial action, as the London Underground is again brought to a halt.
Benefit payments to individual families will be capped at the average income, George Osborne has announced.
Conservative party members are waiting with bated breath to see whether London mayor Boris Johnson rocks the boat in his speech to the party conference.
Read the chancellor George Osborne's speech to the Conservative party conference, in full - on politics.co.uk.
George Osborne's join-the-dots speech was outshone by a shadowy presence in the seventh row.