Conservative Spring Forum 2008
15 Mar 2008
The Sage Gateshead
With the Conservative Party at a 15 year high in the opinion polls and Labour’s standing on a par with Michael Foot in 1983, David Cameron would comfortably win the likely election contest with Gordon Brown. Ahead of the May local elections, David Cameron’s Party is looking well placed to capture the majority of seats and make the Conservatives the front-runners for the next general election, expected in 2009. At their Spring Conference, the Conservatives’ mood was “preparing for government”. David Cameron set out plans to make Britain a better place to bring up children, with more flexible working, the extension of parental leave, and more NHS health visitors. In his closing speech he outlined his ambition to make Britain more family-friendly and stressed, "We can build a better future for ourselves and our children." Extensive video and sound coverage of the event by policyreview.tv has recorded all the key speeches and captured the Conservative Party’s mood through interviews with the shadow cabinet and party members.

Programme
Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Interview

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Keynote address

George Osbourne MP
Ensuring economic stability

George Osbourne
interview

Theresa May MP
Flexible parental leave

Theresa May MP
Interview

Alan Duncan MP
Interview

Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP
interview

Boris Johnson MP
interview

Caroline Spelman
interview

Chris Grayling MP
interview

Malcolm Harbour MEP
interview

Giles Chichester MEP
interview

David Willetts MP
interview

William Hague MP
Interview

Oliver Letwin MP
Interview

Michael Gove MP
Interview

Michael Bates
Interview

Rt Hon Sir Robert Atkins MEP
Interview

Michael Crick
Interview

Audience reaction

Eric Pickles
interview