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Monday 24th November 2014
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Why do the Tories always have the last party conference?

Question

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

Answer

** 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.

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