Prime minister gives conference speech at Symphony Hall

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David Cameron took to the stage at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall this afternoon, to give his first Conservative Party Conference speech as Prime Minister.

Up to 14,000 delegates have attended the three day event held at the city’s International Convention Centre bringing in an estimated £15 million pounds to the local economy.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord Sebastian Coe are amongst the politicians and public figures who also spoken from the world famous stage, which has also been graced by most of the world?s orchestras as well as international pop and rock artists.

The auditorium of Symphony Hall, which has a maximum capacity of over 2,200, was used for many of the conference?s main events.

BBC News Channel 24, Sky News and Channel 4 News are amongst many of the UK media outlets broadcast from the hall over the last few days, expecting to generate up to £13 million worth of media coverage of the city.