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Labour will show it is on the side of hard working working families at its annual conference in Liverpool this week. Labour is standing up for the hard-working majority who face a quiet crisis of squeezed living standards. Showing it is a party of change, from the economy to the welfare system to the deal for the next generation, fulfilling the promise of Britain.

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The Labour Party is breaking new ground as its national conference takes place in the city for the first time in many years .

The Labour Party’s Annual Conference 2011, at the Arena Convention Centre, begins on Sunday 25 September and runs until Thursday 29 September.

More than 11,000 thousand people - including 2,000 media representatives - are expected to attend, providing a welcome boost to both hotels and businesses. 

Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Deputy Leader, said:

“We are delighted to be holding the Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool for the first time in many years.

“The city has been transformed over the past 15 years and I am sure that Liverpool will get across the message that it is a great place to visit.

“This conference will show that Labour is the voice of hardworking families whose living standards are being squeezed, who worry their children will find it hard to get on in life with opportunities under threat. We will show Labour are a real alternative to the Tory-led Government’s austerity and pessimism.”

Cllr Joe Anderson, Labour Leader of Liverpool City Council, said: 

“We are delighted to be welcoming the 2011 Labour Party Annual Conference to Liverpool.

“For the next five days Liverpool will be the centre of attention. Conference attracts an unprecedented range of opinion-formers and stakeholders from across business and industry, media, non-governmental organisations and beyond. 

“People in Liverpool know they are better off with Labour. The Tories and their Liberal Democrat allies have gone too far and too fast with their economic cutbacks. 

“Despite these difficult times I’m proud to say this city is still a great place to live, work, invest, study and visit. During the next few days I know delegates will receive a warm welcome and, having seen what Liverpool has to offer, will want to return."

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