Labour Conference: Blackpool Illuminated

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GOOD DAY

No doubt, Tony Blair; his radical vision of a new Britain was overwhemingly endorsed by delegates

BAD DAY

Paddy Ashdown; Mr Blair made clear that the issue of proportional representation would be decided in response of the interests of the country, not the Liberal Democrats

REBEL OF THE DAY

Rhodri Morgan, Labour MP for Cardiff West, on the sponsorship of the conference by Somerfield,: "We have gone from super Marxists to supermarkets in just 15 years"

SOUNDBITE OF THE DAY

Tony Blair on the economy: "Backbone not backdown is what Britain needs".

BEST FRINGE MEETING

Gerry Adams, Sports Minister Tony Banks, and outgoing TUC President John Edmonds at the Tribune Rally, chaired by newly elected NEC member Mark Seddon.

BEST PARTY

Easily the gala dinner at the Stakis Hotel where business leaders can shake hands with the Prime Minister for pounds 400-a-head.

CLAPOMETER

Tony Blair topped clapometer levels with a three minutes and twenty seconds long standing ovation, with 150dbl

Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam was the first Cabinet member ever to be given a 27 seconds-long standing ovation, with 90dbl, during a Prime Minister's speech

Environment Minister Michael Meacher could not compete with 20-seconds applause, with 70 dbl

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