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Quayle to attend Tory conference

Mr Quayle met with senior figures, including UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, at last year's conference

Second field trip for Manx delegation

The Chief Minister is leading a delegation to Birmingham for the UK Conservative Party Conference, which starts this afternoon.

It's already been a tumultuous beginning to the annual gathering, as Theresa May tries to brush off questions about her leadership.

The prime minister's Chequers plan has again been criticised by Boris Johnson - but she insists she will deliver Brexit.

Leaving Europe - and its consequences for the Isle of Man - will undoubtedly form a huge part of the discussions between Manx representatives and their UK counterparts.

Last week Howard Quayle met with senior politicians, including Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan, at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.

Although he insists the Island must remain 'politically neutral' in UK affairs, Mr Quayle says visiting major party conferences enables good working relationships to be built:

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