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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tories to stage spring conference in Llan

ANOTHER political party has announced it will be staging a major conference in Llangollen this year.

Plaid Cymru has already said it will be holding its big annual gathering at the town’s Pavilion in October and now the Welsh Conservatives have announced they will be using the same venue for their spring conference in April.

A Welsh Conservative spokesman said: “Our conference will be taking place from Friday 11th to Saturday 12th April.
“Our line-up of speakers and events is currently being finalised, but will include Andrew RT Davies AM,  Rt Hon David Jones MP, Kay Swinburne MEP and a number of our senior MPs and Assembly Members. 

“We will be setting out our campaign for the 2014 European elections to return Kay Swinburne, who topped the poll in the 2009 European elections, to the European Parliament in Brussels.”
Plaid Cymru leaders have said they see their conference in Llangollen, on the weekend of October 24 and 25, as a landmark occasion as it will be the last major gathering of supporters before the 2015 General Election.

It is also regarded as significant because it will be held just weeks after the referendum on Scottish independence.

An official statement from Plaid Cyrmu said: “The party are looking forward to returning to Llangollen, following many successful conferences there in the past. 

“The venue is an ideal one for our conference, with great facilities at the pavilion, ample accommodation nearby for our delegates and the backdrop of the beautiful landscape of the Llangollen area.”

A spokesman for Llangollen Chamber of Trade  & Tourism said: “We are delighted to hear that the Welsh Conservative Party is to hold its spring conference this year in Llangollen.

“This will provide a great opportunity to boost the economy of the town and showcase the outstanding beauty and attractions of the area. Hopefully, it will also demonstrate what a good venue the Pavilion is for other conferences in future.” 

For details of the Welsh Conservative conference see:

For stall bookings at the Plaid Cymru conference, contact Gwenno George at:

1 comment:

  1. Let's hope the Tories don't cancel it like they did at short notice at Llandudno a couple of years ago. Complete farce.