Conservative conference 2022

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This Tory conference was the wildest yet – fuelled by caffeine, adrenaline and warm wine | Katy Balls
U-turns, blue-on-blue attacks, Liz Truss on the rack … one aide described it simply as ‘the worst four days of my life’, says Katy Balls, the Spectator’s deputy political editor

Katy Balls

27, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Truss and Kwarteng will face fury of Tory MPs in week of crisis meetings
The PM and chancellor will try to stop panic spreading through the party after their high-risk economic plan threatens a ‘death spiral’

Toby Helm, Political Editor

09, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Birmingham blues: fear and loathing at the Tory party conference
Attendees tried to put a brave face on it as the new cabinet paraded its lack of oratory skill, American pollsters bemoaned their attacks on ‘wokeness’ and everyone pretended Brexit was going well

Tim Adams

09, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Liz Truss approval ratings reach new lows after Tory conference
PM’s -47 net rating in Opinium poll worse than Boris Johnson’s at height of Partygate scandal

Michael Savage

08, Oct, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Mel B challenges sacked Tory minister over ‘what you said to me in lift’
Former Spice Girl, who attended Tory conference, makes apparent online criticism of former trade minister

Miranda Bryant

08, Oct, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Tory culture warriors at conference battle for the soul of the party
Party members, who have strong views on issues such as free speech, are trying to reshape Conservative ideology in their own image

Peter Walker Political correspondent

08, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Digested week: welcome to the parallel universe of Trussia | John Crace
Alternate realities seemed to be possible at the Tory conference. It was hard keeping up with the PM’s U-turns

John Crace

07, Oct, 2022 @10:26 AM

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Liz Truss talks sense about thinktanks | Brief letters
Brief letters: Vested interest groups | Gordon Brown’s school | Politicians’ clothing choices | Truss’s lack of mandate | Growing the pie


06, Oct, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Photojournalist ‘manhandled’ out of Tory party conference
Video shows accredited press photographer Tolga Akmen being forcibly removed from convention centre by security staff

Nadeem Badshah

05, Oct, 2022 @7:57 PM

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Homophobic abuse allegedly used at Tory party LGBT event in Birmingham
Several people had to be removed for allegedly using vitriolic language at party celebrating LGBT diversity

Nadeem Badshah

05, Oct, 2022 @6:14 PM

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Truss takes aim at ‘anti-growth coalition’ on final day of turbulent conference
PM pledges to get country ‘through the tempest’ but Tories leave Birmingham downbeat and divided

Pippa Crerar Political editor

05, Oct, 2022 @6:07 PM

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The Guardian view on Liz Truss’s speech: stoking conflict in place of argument | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister’s mask has slipped. Her naked case for greed and selfishness will make enemies inside as well as outside her party


05, Oct, 2022 @5:44 PM

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