Claire Ashforth


Political Correspondent at ITV Granada

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In the Cloud Bar in Manchester, 23 floors up, waiting to interview the PM. Not a bad view!

Protests underway outside the conference centre, waiting to interview George Osborne inside #cpc11

Bookies outside the conference centre aren't missing a trick. Boris at 6/1 to be next party leader #cpc11

After 2 weeks of party confs my cameramen thought I looked a tiny bit tired & needed *a little* extra light. #rude

The Conservative conference banners going up around Manchester don't seem to actually include the word 'Conservative'

After a meeting with EdMili last night BAE staff have arrived at #lab11 in Liverpool asking MPs to safeguard their jobs

Face of modern media. Press seats for Eds speech full, reporters poised, phones in hand, ready to tweet #lab11

Ed Miliband arrives in Liverpool for the parties annual conf, joined by Justine and their 2 boys.

Look! There he is. The one in the wetsuit #walliamsvsthethames

Packed Westminster Bridge this eve as David Walliams completes the last of his Thames swim.

Fred, it's perfect. Blue skies replacing the clouds, suns out!

A few angry comments put to Ed Miliband. On whole, crowds just want to hear what he has to say #Manchester

Ed Miliband drawing huge crowds out side the shops burnt out last night #Manchester

Battle stepped up a gear. Chocolates now being handed out by these guys

A fight Manchester can be proud of now breaking out. Battle to see who can look after the #cleanup teams. Coffee & cake

Age no barrier to joining the Manchester #Cleanup

Mcdonalds staff now handing out drinks to all those cleaning up outside their store #Manchester

Brilliant, friendly atmosphere in Manc this morning. Sun out, streets being cleared, I Love MCR tshirts and face paints

Forensic teams now examining shoes left behind in the raids on Office #Manchester

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