Loony's to return for Blackpool political conference

Howling 'Laud' Hope, in white, and his party at last year's The Monster Raving Loony Party annual conference in Blackpool
Howling 'Laud' Hope, in white, and his party at last year's The Monster Raving Loony Party annual conference in Blackpool

Blackpool may be set to build a conference centre to entice political parties back, but one group, who enjoy a good party, are to make it three years on the trot in the resort.

With the Lib Dems this week in Bournemouth, Labour in Brighton and the Tories in Manchester in coming weeks, Blackpool is to welcome The Monster Raving Loony Party annual conference.

This year the “People’s Party” will convene at Molloy’s in Talbot Road from Thursday September 28 for the weekend. Party leader Howling ‘Laud’ Hope said after readingTthe Gazette’s story about the Winter Gardens’ conference centre and hope for conferences in the future he was delighted his party was ahead of the game.

He said: “It seems that everybody’s favourite party is leading the way again.

“The Official Monster Raving Loony Party’ is returning for the third year running to Blackpool. After two very successful years at ‘Uncle Toms Cabin’ we shall be at Molloy’s this year.

“Blackpool always gives us a warm welcome and we love coming there. In fact a lot of our members live that way.

“Thursday sees a general meet and greet for the early arrivals, some are making a week of it this year. On Friday the musical festivities get under way with the Electric Boogie Band.

Saturday sees us starting at noon on our open top bus tour of the promenade, stopping for refreshments on the way, followed by our annual Cabinet Reshuffle – in an upturned wardrobe!

“The evening will then be rounded up with horror Rock’n’Roll from Vince Ripper and his Rodent show.”