As it happened: Wednesday at the Conservative Party conference

Key points

  • David Cameron promises to turn the UK into a "land of opportunity" in his keynote speech closing the Conservative conference
  • The PM claims the UK economy is "turning the corner", and contrasts his party with "the 1970s-style socialism" he says Labour now offers
  • He reveals that cutting benefits for anyone under the age of 25 who is not "earning or learning" is being considered for the 2015 manifesto

Live text


  • Aiden James 
  • Ed Lowther 
  • Bernadette McCague 

Last updated 2 October 2013

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