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Feature: Conservative party conference

The Tory party conference begins tomorrow in Birmingham, with delegates already making their way to Britain's second city and David Cameron set to arrive this afternoon.

  • Shadow housing minister Grant Shapps attacks govt over new housing sheme and claims he will listen to what consituents want.

    Tories attack govt housing plan

    The Conservatives today attacked the government for imposing top down targets for house building - and then for failing to meet these targets.

  • Johnson vows to spend the coming months formulating policy, in preparation for the mayoral race in 2008.

    Johnson enters policy lockdown

    Boris Johnson's supporters - and critics - were warned not to expect any detailed policy announcements from the cycling MP as he prepares for his mayoral campaign.

  • David Cameron says his party is ready to fight a general election

    Cameron pledges to 'fight back'

    Conservative leader David Cameron hopes to "fight back" against sliding poll numbers as his party's conference gets underway in Blackpool.

  • A Tory spokesman confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be back

    Schwarzenegger blow for Tories

    Conservative party hopes to inject some Hollywood blockbuster glamour into its annual conference have been dealt a blow by the withdrawal of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • The shadow health secretary, Andrew Lansley, refused to talk about Tories policy on privatisation in the NHS

    Lansley promises to protect the NHS

    Conservatives "must deliver for the NHS", the shadow health secretary has insisted, amid a row about the party's plans for privatising the service.

  • Shadow education secretary David Willetts backed the ban on marketing to children

    Tory grassroots back junk food ad ban

    A slim majority of Conservative delegates in Bournemouth today voted to back a ban on marketing to children, during the party's first interactive conference debate.

  • Tories have been urging the Tory leader to commit to tax cuts

    Cameron urged to cut taxes

    Conservative right-wingers challenged David Cameron today, insisting he must promise to cut taxes at the next election.

  • William Hague told Conservative party members they must back change

    Tory faithful told: You must change

    Change was the key message put out by senior Conservatives today, as they began their first party conference with David Cameron in charge.

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