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Party Conference Preview

19 September 2017

Party Conference season 2017 is just around the corner and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

After a fractious General Election that produced a confounding result, each of the major parties will be convening this Autumn with precarious power very much on their minds.


Of the major Parliamentary parties, Labour meets first in Brighton, from 23-27 September, fresh off the back of an unexpectedly strong performance and boasting a number of new elected faces in unlikelyseeming places. But internal conflicts over Brexit are never far away, and a split remains in evidence between the mainstream party and the energetic Corbynite wing – as evidenced by the hosting (for the second year running) of a complementary Momentum event at venues just up the road.


The following weekend, the Conservatives return to Manchester for a potentially even more fractious gathering. All eyes will be on Prime Minister Theresa May to assert continued control over a divided party rife with leadership speculation and competing visions for Brexit.


Finally, from 8-10 October, the SNP will meet at Glasgow’s SECC for their own – somewhat diminished – party gathering. Having lost 21 seats in May, the party will be looking to examine the nature of the threat to its 2015 dominance, as well as further develop its approach to Brexit in light of the potentially important role of the devolved administrations in relation to legislative consent.

DeHavilland will be attending all three major party political conferences to bring you all the latest live, from fringe rooms to main floor. Our dedicated reporters will be covering dozens of events across every sector on behalf of our clients to ensure they can benefit from every morsel of useful information on the policymaking process divulged by leaders and stakeholders alike.

Conference Preview Briefing

In our Conference Preview briefing, we outline the key themes expected to dominate the agenda at this year’s conferences, including emerging trends in publicity materials, popular controversies and key fringe themes. 

Click here to read the briefing now.

Aimee Bell, News Analyst
Aimee Bell
News Analyst

As News Analyst at DeHavilland, Aimee provides insight into the latest news and events happening both in and outside of Parliament. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, with a Masters in International Relations.