Conservative Party forum to be held in Harrogate

The Conservative Party's National Spring Forum will be held at Harrogate Convention Centre in April - news that has been welcomed by the centre's director as a "major coup" for the town.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 4:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:28 pm
The director of Harrogate Convention Centre, Paula Lorimer, has welcomed the news as a major coup.

Senior Conservative politicians will attend the event, but the speakers have yet to be announced.

Harrogate Convention Centre director Paula Lorimer, said: “It’s hard for me to overstate what a major coup this is for the town and our venue.

“I am very proud of the team here and their achievements. This comes after a number of big signings in 2019 and it sets us on a fantastic road for further success in 2020.

“In April this year the whole country will focus on events taking place in Harrogate. With thousands of visitors expected in town, the economic impact for the district is estimated to be more than £1.7million.”

The leader of Harrogate Borough Council, Coun Richard Cooper, said: “What a brilliant way to kick off 2020. I know the effort which has gone into bringing this event here so congratulations and well done to everyone involved.

“The Spring Forum comes to Harrogate at a very interesting time for British politics so it’s a big vote of confidence and recognises us as a destination which has the facilities and experience to handle the event.

“I know that Harrogate’s business community, not least our great independents, will come up with the goods once again, just as it always does when we welcome big events to town.”

The Conservative Party Spring Forum takes place over April 3 and 4t at Harrogate Convention Centre.