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Thursday 25th August 2016
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Why do the Tories always have the last party conference?


Why do the Conservative Party always have the last conference? Surely, that’s an advantage.
Roger, Chiswick


** Definitive **
Name: Alastair, Snodland
Qualification: I did Public Law at university
Answer: Our law is ruled by constitutional convention, which means some things are unwritten and just happen. One of those is that the order of the party conferences is Lib Dem, Labour, Conservative. Essentially, it’s a gentlemen’s agreement.