The 32nd Monster Raving Loony Party Conference. The 2nd in a row in Blackpool and it’s likely to become a regular haunt . We have the perfect hosts both in our accommodation providers; The New Guilderoy Hotel, owned by Loony members (Baroness Chief Whip Guilderoy and Lord Guilderoy); and our venue, Uncle Toms Cabin where we are we welcomed with open arms by the staff and landlord who blend in, like professional loonies 😉
We also have Tony Davies, Loony Bus Driver who has access to and provides his services for our campaigning tour/ pub crawl ( !). The open top tour brings extra smiles to many a face and how doesn’t want to spread a little happiness
….and then we have the Firework Festival, Comedy Carpet and magnificent esplanade along the seafront
The weekend was filled with smiles, music and laughter ….and lashings of alcohol. We were entertained by Loony Bands… The B.U.M.S (Border Urban Morris Side)… who include amongst its Loony members, Baron Von Magpie Bum , Honey Bum and the Party’s youngest standing candidate, Hugo Shovit. then there were The Big Fibbers (both Loonies: Knigel Knapp and Tristian Shout); BB Blackdog (lead singer and founder, Loony member, Lieutenant Jager Schnitzel); plus we had great music from Loony Sympathisers; both Badaxe (with a personal tribute to our great
Leader, Howlin’ Laud Hope) and The Wattingers performed unbelievable “you had to be there” sets. And let’s not forget the magnificent Full Fat Boogie Band who got us dancing and wearing even more hats with their two sets on our first night.
There was a conference bit… the bit where we patted ourselves on our backs for our successes in the Welsh Assembly Elections; achieving a party first in qualifying for an Election Broadcast. We discussed our standing candidate in David Cameron’s old constituency of Witney ; that will be our very own Mad
Hatter…wishing him every success on the campaign trail. It was also noted that we are the ONLY political party not in the red… we are solvent and work within our means. Plus we are about to appear in the Guiness book of World Records as having the longest-serving party leader (17 years ) Howlin’ Laud Hope, who has just beaten the previous record holder, Loony founder , Lord Sutch, to the title. It is also being considered as to whether he is the longest standing political leader in the world to have been democratically elected.
Yes as ever, Loonies are leading the way!! Not to mention the colourful double page spread in the Blackpool Gazette.