Kevin Maguire is associate editor (politics) at the Daily Mirror and tweets at twitter.com/kevin_maguire
The extraordinary tale of Liam Fox and Adam Werritty, the best friend the then Cabinet Minister took to work at the Ministry of Defence, had absolutely everything for the media.
Tracey Crouch is Conservative MP for Chatham & Aylesford and tweets at twitter.com/tracey_crouch. She is a former PA pro at insurance firm Aviva and the agency Westminster Strategy.
I believe that in a successful democracy, you need to have a strong lobbying industry. It is a simplistic statement but one that I become more sure of with each day that passes in Parliament.
Jon Craig is chief political correspondent at Sky News and tweets at twitter.com/joncraig
Dark shadows loom over the daily dogfight of politics that has now resumed. They are, as David Cameron acknowledged at the Tory conference, the eurozone crisis, the economy and the ‘autumn of discontent’ threatened by public-sector unions over pensions.
Luciana Berger is Labour/Co-op MP for Liverpool Wavertree and tweets at twitter.com/lucianaberger. She is a former PA pro at the NHS confederation, Accenture and Labour Friends of Israel.
I love party conference. And this year wasn’t any different. I was absolutely delighted to welcome the Labour family to a very sunny Liverpool and show off the city’s many gems. This was also my first conference as a shadow minister and I noticed a real difference.