2008 & 2010 Tory Conference
Great news. THE STIRRER has broken the news that an official announcement is due about the Tory Conference coming to Birmingham in 2008 (and 2010). If these showcase events do come to Brum, it is great opportunity and I would love the chance to show Tories from all over the country how well we host events. Apparently, it's been behind-the-scenes work of Mike Whitby (Birmingham's Tory council leader) and Neil Rami (of Marketing Birmingham) with Francis Maude that has swung things. I'm pretty sure that this excellent Xmas event attended by Francis did the city's chances no harm at all.
Birmingham & The Tories
Considering Birmingham's NEC supercasino bid didn't make it to the last eight, I have to admit that Manchester winning the prize added insult to injury. However, these snubs to Birmingham serve to contrast Labour with the Tory dedication to the region. Yesterday, Cameron's speech on multi-culturalism was given in the troubled district of Lozells and I understand that he will be visiting Birmingham again in March. Also, in the May elections we will win overall control of Solihull and overtake Labour in Birmingham as the party with the largest representation on the council.