Conservatives consider Liverpool venues for party conference

The Conservative Party is considering Liverpool venues for its 2011 conference, according to the shadow home secretary.

Chris Grayling told the Liverpool Daily Post that the city is a strong candidate to host the conference, as Liverpool venues offer plenty of options for political parties.

If the Conservatives do choose one of the Liverpool venues, it would mean that all three of the main political parties will be holding a conference there in the next two years, as Labour is doing so in 2011 and the Liberal Democrats next year.

Mr Grayling told the newspaper that the Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre is a strong candidate to hoist the conference: "It's certainly a possibility for the future and I would like to see it happen. I think the facilities are absolutely superb and tailor-made for a party conference."

Meanwhile, the Develop gaming conference may return to Liverpool venues after the city's Arena and Conference Centre was praised for its hosting of the most recent event.ADNFCR-1752-ID-19478749-ADNFCR

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