The North West Labour Party Conference returned to Blackpool at weekend for its seventh successive year with Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visiting on the second day.
The conference is organised for members in the North West to meet each other, discuss policy ideas, plan campaigns and enjoy what Blackpool has to offer. The conference has grown every year with over 1,000 visitors attending over the weekend with a brilliant line-up of speeches and fringe events.
Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP addressed members and attended along with the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry and other Regional leaders and MPs.
NW Labour Party Conference also gave business tourism colleagues in resort the opportunity to showcase the resort and share details of the new state-of-the-art Conference Centre which is due for completion in Spring 2019, with the Leader himself showing his support being pictured with an I heart BPL t-shirt.
Councillor Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council opened the conference and welcomed delegates at the Hilton Hotel Blackpool. He said: “What a great opportunity it was not just for myself to welcome delegates, but also to showcase what we have to offer in resort, particularly highlighting the plans for the new Conference Centre.”
VisitBlackpool exhibited at the two-day conference, engaging with conference organisers and union officials regarding their own national conferences returning to Blackpool following the announcement of the new Conference Centre.
Mandy Tythe McCallum, Tourism Manager for VisitBlackpool added, “It was important for us to have a presence at the conference and enabled us to engage with key people from the Labour Party to discuss a return to Blackpool for the national conference during their next open year.
“Jeremy Corbyn MP said that he would support a bid to see a return to the resort and looked forward to hearing how Blackpool could deliver a successful national Labour Party conference.”