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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 October, 2004, 13:45 GMT 14:45 UK
At-a-glance: Tory conference
Here are some of the highlights from each day of the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth.


Michael Howard urges Labour and Liberal Democrats to join the Conservatives as he issues an end of conference rallying call to party representatives.

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Lever urges would-be MPs to get out to schools and colleges and woo young voters.

Busted supporting the Tories? It's not really the sort of message we want to be putting out, is it?

Moves have been made by Tory chiefs to end the confusion about party pledges to reinstate any Army regiments scrapped in Scotland.


Shadow home secretary David Davis says the war on drugs has not been lost - it just has not yet begun as he sets out the party's hard line on crime.

Iraq hero Colonel Tim Collins warns government defence cuts would put battlefield troops at risk.

Apparently Michael Howard does a killer impersonation of Elvis but, unfortunately, only in private.

Shadow work and pensions secretary David Willets pledges to write to every pensioner in a target seat and offer them better state pensions.

The Tory leader's wife, Sandra Howard, makes her first speech at a Conservative party conference and reveals her support for a drugs action charity.


Tory leader Michael Howard admits in his conference address that the last Conservative government broke some of its promises but says it will never happen again

Cruelty to animals is not as popular as it used to be, the panel agreed, as the talk inevitably turned to fox hunting

Multi-millionaire donor Paul Sykes gives the Conservatives a boost by saying he will not fund UKIP's general election campaign

Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley unveils plans to boost the number of NHS dentists and reiterates the need for choice in health services

Tory co-chairman Lord Saatchi says Labour cannot win the next general election with Blair as prime minister

Shadow women's minister Eleanor Laing says politicians should stop being judgemental about teenage pregnancy and take the issue seriously


Shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin attacks Labour's "stealth" tax rises but stops short of promising the Tory conference tax cuts

Much has been made of how the Tories' fourth place in the Hartlepool by-election was their worst record since the Ark. Needless to say it's not true
Party chairman Liam Fox tells the Tory conference they must reclaim the red, white and blue of the union jack from the far right.

Tory policy chief David Cameron warns voters "don't know enough, if anything at all" about what the party would do in power

If he wins the next general election Tony Blair would stand down within two years of polling day, shadow home secretary David Davis claims


The Tories can win the next election despite coming fourth after UKIP at the Hartlepool by-election, party leader Michael Howard tells the BBC.

Senior Tories gathering in Bournemouth for their annual conference speak of their secret passion for pop music

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