I went to a Labour Party dinner at The Coniston Hotel last night.
Over ten years ago, out of the blue, the Government announced the hotel was going to be an asylum reception centre - an appalling idea.
Eventually, we stopped the centre (see www.derekwyatt.exmp.co.uk
) but by then the hotel had closed.
Just under a year ago, a re-fashioned, much improved hotel was opened and judging by last night's evidence it is doing very well.