Prime Minister David Cameron vows to build an "aspiration nation" to save Britain from economic ruin, as he closes the Conservative conference.
Ed Miliband stakes his claim to be the next prime minister by claiming Labour is now the "one-nation" party, in his big conference speech.
All the action, reaction and analysis from the last day of the Conservative Party 2012 annual conference in Birmingham.
The Olympics and Paralympics have restored Britain's standing, making it the "envy of the world", Culture Secretary Maria Miller says.
Home Secretary Theresa May announce that victims of anti-social behaviour will allowed to choose the punishments handed out to criminals.
London Mayor Boris Johnson pays tribute to David Cameron in a speech to the Tory conference as he is given hero's welcome by activists.
James Landale puts the case against the blond messiah
Education Secretary Michael Gove has attacked teaching trade unions for "holding back" children.
People who commit "the most serious" violent or sexual crimes more than once will face automatic life sentences, Chris Grayling warns.
Householders who react with force when confronted by burglars will escape prosecution, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling tells Tory activists.
The government's flagship immigration policy is a "blunt instrument" and risks damaging the economy, a Tory MP claims.
NHS staff must become the "best in the world" at looking after the elderly, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the Conservative Party conference.
A disability rights campaigner tells a minister at the Conservative conference to "stop bullying us" over its flagship welfare to work scheme.
Tory MP Ben Gummer says many local councils are "self governing oligarchies of mediocre people".
Conservative MP John Redwood urges fellow Eurosceptics to "come together" and argue their case using "sensible language" and derides UKIP for their lack of influence.
All the action, reaction and analysis as the Conservative Party holds its 2012 annual conference in Birmingham.
The chancellor says he wants to find extra benefit cuts - and unveils a plan for employees to give up workplace rights in exchange for shares - in his Tory conference speech.
New transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told delegates at Tory Party conference the government will spend £170m on improving roads.
Ministers will be able to block paid trade union officials from their their departments, cabinet office minister Francis Maude has announced.
Tory cabinet minister Ken Clarke has said talk of Boris Johnson as a future prime minister is "disastrous" for the mayor.
London Mayor Boris Johnson pledges his loyalty to David Cameron and announces free Tube travel for soldiers as he addresses a Tory conference meeting.
Britain is ready to challenge EU laws on the free movement of people to prevent a fresh influx of economic migrants, David Cameron has said.
Some local authorities are discriminating against military personnel when it comes to housing, Eric Pickles claims.
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William Hague is cheered by Conservative activists in Birmingham as he mocks Ed Miliband's attempt to assume the "one nation" mantle of Tory PM Benjamin Disraeli.
PM's adviser Lord Young criticises a "ridiculously generous" business start-up scheme.
David Cameron warns further benefit cuts may be needed but promises the rich will also pay more, at the start of the Tory conference.
France and Germany must reduce their stakes in EADS if the UK is to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems, the defence secretary says.
David Cameron rules out a new tax on expensive properties but promises to "take further action to ensure rich people pay their fair share".
The government has "no plans" to bring in new laws governing when a women can legally have an abortion, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Rid Scotland of the UK 'Lord Snooties,' says SNP leader.
UKIP seeks to broaden its political outlook
Chris Mason assesses the mood at Green Party conference
Leanne Wood promised a "Green New Deal" to rejuvenate economy
Calls for a general strike dominate union gathering
Calls for English Parliament with the same powers as Holyrood.