The week … of the Conservative Party conference


Two of Westminster’s best-connected journalists — Sky News’ Sam Coates and Politico’s Jack Blanchard — provide the essential guide to politics in the week ahead.

They look ahead to what’s in store at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this week, and Thursday’s Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election.

Plus, co-author of the Conservatives’ 2019 election manifesto Rachel Wolf joins Jack and Sam to discuss Rishi Sunak’s election strategy and how the Tories might fare under a different leader.