Conservatives announce return to Birmingham in 2022, 2024 and 2026News | 20 Jul 2020
Conservative Party Co-Chairman, Amanda Milling MP, has today announced the Conservative Party will return to Birmingham for Party Conference in 2022, 2024 and 2026.
Conservative Party Conference is an excellent opportunity for members, organisations and the press to engage with the Party and hear new ideas and policies.
The future Party Conferences will see a series of key speeches and a selection of fringe events held at the ICC in Birmingham.
This announcement comes following the news the annual Conservative Party Conference will be virtual this year. The Conservative Party will continue to work with our partners and look to hold some elements of the traditional Party Conference. Any event would adhere to the relevant government guidance at the time to ensure the safety of attendees.
Amanda Milling MP, Conservative Party Co-Chairman, said:
“I’m delighted to announce that we’ll be holding three future conferences in Birmingham.
“Birmingham is key to our plan to level up the entire country and we look forward to our making our relationship with the city stronger than ever.
“Naturally, this announcement is tinged with the disappointment that we can’t hold our full annual conference in the city this year. We will continue to work with our partners and look to hold some elements of the traditional Party Conference nearer the time. But we will return for our Party Conference in 2022.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said:
“The news that the Party is committing to more main conferences in Birmingham is a clear vote of confidence in the City and the wider region’s future.
“These events will help ensure the West Midlands continues to be centre-stage in national political life, while also supporting jobs and bringing millions of pounds into the local economy.
“The conferences will also be a great opportunity to showcase the renewal of our region, including the flagship regeneration projects in the City Centre and the brand-new Metro extension serving the conference centre.”
Paul Thandi, CEO of the NEC Group concluded:
“We are pleased to agree a deal with the Conservative Party to bring their Autumn 2022, 2024 and 2026 conferences to the venue in the future.
“We have had the pleasure of hosting the Conservative Party Conference for six years, which has had great economic impacts for Birmingham, and look forward to welcoming the event’s return in 2022.”