LDVideo: Conservative Party conferences down the years … the funny bits

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2010

If the Daily Mail is to be believed [insert own punchline here] Conservative Party foreign secretary William Hague is to address this year’s Lib Dem conference, offering (apparently) “a ‘witty’ address, rather than focusing heavily on policy” – which seems right up Mr Haugue’s street.

In eager anticipation of this event, we at Lib Dem Voice have dug out some of the highlights of Tory conferences from yesteryear right up to the present to illustrate quite how far David Cameron’s party has travelled in the last three decades.

First up, here’s Rowan Atkinson slipping into the role of Golfing Tory under Mrs T:


(Also available on YouTube here.)

Secondly, here’s Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry enjoying the Young Tory of the Year contest during John Major’s reign:


(Also available on YouTube here.)

Penultimately, here’s a rather grainy Harry Enfield in full-throated Tory Boy rant against New Labour:


(Also available on YouTube here.)

And finally we come right up to date with perhaps the most laughable caricature of them all:


(Also available on YouTube here.)