A Fylde MP has backed Blackpool’s conference facilities.
Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “This week I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool which brought back good memories of my time as a representative at Conservative Party conferences in the resort.
“Blackpool was a fantastic place to hold a conference back in the day and I remember listening to many famous speeches in the Winter Gardens and attending various side events at venues around the resort.
“The thousands of people who attended always needed somewhere to stay and I know from many conversations I have had with local hoteliers that businesses down the road in Fylde certainly felt the positive impact of that.
“I still believe that conferences belong in our seaside resorts, many of which have struggled economically in recent years.
“While I know the main political parties have some concerns over the quality of conference facilities on offer in seaside resorts, I always espouse the virtues of Blackpool as a conference location when speaking to senior party figures on the subject.”