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Friday, 20 September, 2002, 11:28 GMT 12:28 UK
Conference 2002: Leaders' speeches
BBC News Online brings you full coverage of all the conference season's speeches by the party leaders as they set out their visions for the future.


Ieuan Wyn Jones, Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru president Ieuan Wyn Jones

Plaid Cymru's leader uses his conference speech to set his sights on the Welsh Assembly leadership. With eight months to go to the second ever Welsh Assembly election, Mr Jones focuses on broad public service policies in an effort to woo voters.



Charles Kennedy, Liberal Democrats
Thursday 26 September

Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy

The Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy uses his conference speech to rally his troops saying the next general election will be fought between Labour and his party.



John Swinney, Scottish National Party
Friday 27 September

SNP leader John Swinney

The SNP leader promises a reformed Scotland and issues warnings about life under Labour. He says that the SNP will ensure shorter hospital waits, safer streets and better schools if the party gains power at May's Scottish parliamentary elections.



Tony Blair, Labour
Tuesday 1 October

Labour leader Tony Blair

The prime minister faces one of the most tricky conference speeches of his time as Labour leader amid widespread concern within the party about possible action against Iraq.



Iain Duncan Smith, Conservatives
Thursday 10 October

Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith

The Conservative leader has been in the job for just over a year, and his speech is vital as he continues his effort to revive Tory fortunes. He tells the conference to tell the world the Conservatives are back.





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