Tory party chiefs to tone down lavish drinks receptions at party conference in wake of Queen’s death

British Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a statement regarding the death of Queen Elizabeth II outside Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

TORY party chiefs are considering toning down lavish drinks receptions at their party conference in the wake of the Queen’s death.

Party bosses will meet this week to discuss how to best tone down the annual gathering of members, due to take place in Birmingham.

Liz Truss become Prime Minister this week after winning the Conservative Leadership Contest

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll died this week at age 96

Sources say all options – like a ban on Champagne receptions and karaoke bashes – are on the table.

Labour insiders have confirmed that they plan to host their conference in full despite it taking place just days after Her Majesty’s state funeral.

A party source said the conference in Liverpool would likely start with a tribute to the late Monarch.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats have cancelled the first three days of their meeting in Brighton which was due to take place this next week.

An official in the party said the first three days would be called off, but hoped that some part of the meetings would be able to take place after the official mourning period.

It comes as the Trades Union Congress has postponed its annual conference as a mark of respect after the death of the Queen.

The Congress was due to take place in Brighton today.

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