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  1. Home Secretary Theresa May promises new powers to tackle extremism
  2. London Mayor Boris Johnson says the Conservatives can win the next election
  3. David Cameron promises extended access to GP services across England
  4. Richard Barnes, Boris Johnson's former deputy mayor, defects to UKIP
  5. Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton calls for more school sport

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By Pippa Simm, Victoria Park and Justin Parkinson

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for joining us for our coverage of Tuesday at the Conservative Party conference. You can watch the whole day back, or a selection of highlights, by clicking on the Key Video tab. Andrew Neil will bring his us round-up of events on BBC Two at 23:20 BST. But if you can't stay up that late then catch it on the Live Coverage tab above. See you again tomorrow - for David Cameron's final party conference speech before the general election next May.


The Mirror

Theresa May pledged a raft of hardline measures in an attempt to crack down on extremism, writes the

The Mirror. "She laid out her plans - including tougher border controls and increased powers to seize passports - to tackle growing threats, particularly in Iraq and Syria," the paper adds.


The Times

Over at

The Times (£), Philippe Naughton hones in on Theresa May's warning that Islamic State could acquire nuclear weapons with which to attack the West, if the militant organisation is allowed to carve out a state on the borders of Syria and Iraq.


The Guardian

"Theresa May vows a Tory government would introduce 'snooper's charter'", headlines

The Guardian. Mrs May reserved her strongest criticism for her Lib Dem coalition partners, whom she accused of "outrageous irresponsibility" for "torpedoing" the so-called snooper's charter communications data bill, the paper writes.

'Echoes of Thatcher'

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail heard "echoes of Margaret Thatcher" in Theresa May's speech to party activists. It notes that the home secretary vowed to "face down and defeat Islamist extremists", in a speech "reminiscent of Mrs Thatcher's famous address to the Tory conference in 1984 after the Brighton bomb attack". The paper adds: "She also used her set-piece address to attack police abuse of stop and search and warn of the growing danger of Isis in the Middle East."

The day that was

It's been a day of high-profile speakers at conference today, namely Home Secretary Theresa May, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Mrs May vowed to

crack down on extremism, as she unveiled plans for new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, if the Conservatives win the election.

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tweets: Arch eurosceptic Tory MP Bil Cash's son - William Cash Jr - joins @ukip #cpc14

What about tomorrow?

Well, that concludes today's proceedings in Birmingham. Activists will return tomorrow at 10:30 BST for the fourth and final day of the Conservative Party conference. The day will climax in a speech by David Cameron, at 11:30 BST. But before that there'll be speeches on international development, defence and foreign affairs.

'We can deliver'

Jeremy Hunt tells the hall his vision is to make Britain the best country in the world to grow old in. We must never forget the people who've worked before us, he adds. The health secretary concludes by telling activists it should not be a choice between a strong economy or a strong NHS: "You need both, and only one party, this party can deliver both."

Jeremy Hunt

Records access

From April 2015 every patient in England will be able to access their medical records online for free, making it "the first country in the world to take this huge step", Jeremy Hunt announces.

More doctors

Jeremy Hunt announces plan to "train and retain" an extra 5,000 GPs - and reiterates David Cameron's pledge today for seven-days-a-week GP access. He also commits to ensuring every patient in England will get a named, accountable GP responsible for their care - which will feature in a new GP contract.

On the attack

In an attack on Labour, Jeremy Hunt accuses the party of caring more about "good headlines" on the NHS than "bad care". He says until Labour learns its lessons it is "not fit" to run the NHS - and states that it is the Conservative Party which will finish Nye Bevan's vision for an NHS that treats every patient with dignity and respect. Mr Hunt claims a Labour government with "reckless economic policies" is the biggest threat to the NHS. And he tells Labour to stop "scaremongering" about NHS "privatisation", adding that it "nearly cost us Scotland".

Jeremy Hunt

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tweets: 'In our NHS nothing matters more than patients and nothing ever will' - @Jeremy_Hunt #CPC14 #puttingpatientsfirst

Neil Breakwell, Deputy Editor of Newsnight


tweets: Today at #CPC14 @EvanHD caught up with @MayorofLondon - watch full interview on #newsnight tonight 10:30.
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Stafford Hospital

Jeremy Hunt tells activists he was "utterly horrified" at reading the Francis report into failings at Stafford Hospital. He says it made clear system-wide failings were not limited to one hospital. The health secretary says he vowed "to return a culture of compassion" to the whole NHS. He insists change is taking place, with a "tough" new inspection regime.


Jeremy Hunt admits it has been "tough" meeting accident and emergency targets, but he adds that 2,000 more people are being seen within the four-hour target each day - and invites delegates to pay tribute to frontline staff by way of applause.

Personal story

Jeremy Hunt talks about the devastating effects of cancer and dementia - and reveals he lost his father to cancer only last year.

'NHS for all'

Jeremy Hunt accuses Labour of trying to "trick" the public into thinking only it cares about the NHS. He says: "It's not a Labour health service or a Conservative health service; it's a national health service," and warns against turning it into a political football.

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Hunt's priority

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives and gets straight to the point. A future Conservative government will have "no greater priority" than to "protect, support and invest" in the NHS.

Hunt on soon

The focus of the afternoon session is now shifting towards health, ahead of a speech by secretary of state Jeremy Hunt.

Thumbs up

One delegate looks particularly impressed by Nicky Morgan's speech.

Conservative Party conference delegate

Morgan leaves

The hall rises to its feet to applaud the education secretary as she waves to the crowd and makes her way off the stage.

Gove tribute

Former Education Secretary Michael Gove looks humbled by the rapturous applause he received from activists

Michael Gove

More free schools

Nicky Morgan says the Conservatives are overseeing a "schools revolution". She says the free schools programme has been an "incredible success", raising standards "across the board" - and announces that a further 35 free schools have been approved.


Nicky Morgan says better careers advice is needed at schools to ensure the "school-leavers of today are ready to become the workforce of tomorrow". She says girls must not be told "they can't do certain jobs" - and backs government efforts to get more young women into science, technology and manufacturing careers. The education secretary adds that new tax-free childcare will stop women feeling like they have to choose between their career or children. "We are on your side," she says.

'Trojan horse'

Nicky Morgan raises the so-called "Trojan horse" claim of a plot by groups of hardline Muslims to take over some state schools in Birmingham. We must be prepared to speak up when we see anyone teaching young people things that run counter to British values, the education secretary counsels.


Nicky Morgan says the government has made it easier for head teachers to restore discipline, and to tackle bullying in school. But she says homophobic bullying is still too widespread in England's schools and pledges to "stamp it out".


Labour left a legacy of falling standards, grade inflation and a loss of confidence in the exam system, Nicky Morgan says. She singles out her opposite number, Tristram Hunt, for particular criticism, accusing him of being a "part-time politician". Ms Morgan goes on to tell conference the Conservatives' education reforms are working, with 100,00 more six year-olds able to read and school standards improving. She says of her plan: "It says every child regardless of background should learn the values to prepare them for life in modern Britain."

Nicky Morgan speaks

Nicky Morgan


Nicky Morgan says her two main priorities as education secretary are to ensure teachers in England can spend more time in the classroom, and are not overburdened. She describes the country's teachers are "world-class" and accuses Labour of trying to "run them down".


Nicky Morgan extends her thanks to her departmental team, civil servants and teachers who have helped to turn the government's plan "into action".

Gove tribute

Nicky Morgan pays tribute to her predecessor Michael Gove, who is sitting in the audience. He's clearly popular with activists - an unusually long applause sounds throughout the chamber.

Morgan speech

Time now for a speech from Nicky Morgan, who is addressing confidence for the first time in her capacity as education secretary.

On your bikes

Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton is addressing the Conservative Party conference to talk about the importance of sport in schools. She talks about the physical, social and mental benefits of sport, and says it can build determination, discipline, character, confidence and resilience - "things that don't necessarily show up in test results, but that employers are always looking for".

Rebecca Pendleton


A round of applause for 20-year-old Kirstin Gorton, the first female welder at Bombardier. She says people may wonder why she chose to go into such a male-dominated profession, but she likes to think of it the other way: "Why would you want to sit behind a desk in a boring office when you could be helping to build trains?" She underlines the importance of good career advice, work experience and apprenticeships to helping "inspire" young people to reach their goals.

Conservative MPs join activists in applauding Kirstin Gordon

Blue beginning?

Chamali Fernando, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cambridge, addresses the hall, and praises the party's record in government on the NHS, schools and education. The former Lib Dem says she hopes to turn Cambridge "blue" at the general election next May. The constituency is currently represented by a Liberal Democrat, Julian Huppert.

Chamali Fernando

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BBC News Facebook page. Gill Bennett writes: Our surgery was in the news recently when it was facing closure because the last two GPs resigned - thankfully it's still going but small practices are really going to struggle to meet this new pledge. Great idea, but not enough medical staff available.

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