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Conferences 2008



Here are the highlights of The Daily Politics coverage of the 2008 party conferences.

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Wednesday 24th September

Quentin Letts looks at this year's Labour conference

On the final day of Labour conference we covered speeches by Schools Secretary, Ed Balls and Health Secretary, Alan Johnson.

Andrew was joined by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and former Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett. Giles Dilnot left the conference centre to find out what voters on the streets of Manchester made of the PM's speech.

Following Sarah Brown's conference appearance, we looked at five top political wives and asked Sandra Howard - wife of Michael - for her thoughts on political partners. The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts also gave us his take on the Labour conference.

Tuesday 23rd September

Pete Waterman looks at Gordon Brown's year

Day Two of Labour conference and the Prime Minister's big day. We had Gordon Brown's make-or-break speech in full and heard reaction from Iain Duncan Smith and Lord Hattersley.

Pop producer and Labour supporter, Pete Waterman, gave us his take on Gordon Brown's year and actor Brian Cox shared his thoughts on what makes a good speech. Giles Dilnot looked at the role the press plays in making or breaking political parties and their leaders.

From Manchester, Andrew spoke to Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham; Universities and Skills Secretary, John Denham and Cabinet Office Minister, Ed Miliband. He also asked Tony Blair's former spin doctor, Alastair Campbell, for his views on Gordon Brown.

Later on Today at Conference, Andrew asked the Chief Whip, Geoff Hoon, for his reaction to Gordon Brown's speech.

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Monday 22nd September

Andrew Neil quizzes Des Browne

On Day One of our coverage we covered Alistair Darling's conference speech in full and had reaction from the conference in Manchester and the City.

Andrew was joined by Defence Secretary, Des Browne and Frank Field talked to Liz in London about where the Government goes from here. Giles Dilnot went behind the scenes to judge the mood for rebellion amongst delegates and Anne Alexander reported on the arguments for and against a windfall tax on energy companies.

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