30 January 2007

Birmingham 2008 & 2010!

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.

10 comments:

Ellee said...

Well I expect you to be there running the Bloggers Row. I didn't realise they had to plan ahead so far to 2010.

kinglear said...

It's all about 'tnawth. Labour know the jigs up darn sarf, so try to bolster eg Scotland, North West - ooh, what's the biggest conurbation there? OOh, it's Manchester. Ooh give them the casino, it's all our money their gambling anyway. Yuck.

Cllr Mike Flower said...

Beat you to the story this time mate! :-)

Praguetory said...

Nice one Mike. Get ready for the hits from Dale's place.

Little Black Sambo said...

Is that your dome where you hoped to have your super-casino?

Margaret on the Guillotine said...

Don't we already hold Solihull???

james higham said...

You've lost me a bit here. Are you Brummytory now?

Praguetory said...

We only have 25 of the 51 council seats in Solihull. We run it of course, but in May we'll get overall control. James - this is Brummietory not me.

Colin Ross said...

Saying winning Solihull is pushing it a bit, whilst technically it could be correct its only NOC as a Conservative Councillor sadly died recently.

It will not be considered a gain as in May 2006 is was Conservative Overall Control.

However I certainly wouldn't be surpised if the Cosnervatives did not keep the seats that they had last time, in fact it could go No Overall Control.

Praguetory said...

See you in Shirley, Colin. ;-).