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3 Sponsors' the Fastest Fringe in Town' at Labour Party Conference

Mobile media company involved in unique fringe meeting in Manchester

(27 September 2006) Mobile media company 3 sponsored one of the most distinctive fringe events at this year's Labour party conference held on Monday night. In line with today's ever-increasing speed of communication 'The Fastest Fringe in Town', sponsored by 3, gave conference attendees the opportunity to grill politicians with questions which they had to answer within one minute.

The event, held in association with London Young Labour, was in its second year and the panel this year included:

  • Rt. Hon Liam Byrne MP, Home Office Minister,
  • Kitty Ussher MP
  • Stephen Pound, MP
  • Peter White, Chair, London Young Labour

    The 'Fastest Fringe' event is just one part of 3's ongoing activities during party conference season. The company is also sponsoring the Policy Exchange and the Spectator's 3rd Annual Quiz at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth and the fringe guide for the Liberal Democrat party.

    Tim Lord, Regulatory Director at 3, said: "The Fastest Fringe was a great way to open up debate at the Labour Party Conference to a wider audience, at the same time as putting some very pressing questions across to senior MPs in an interesting manner.

    "This sponsorship activity is all part of 3's ongoing commitment to facilitating political debate across the UK. As a company that enables debate amongst thousands of people on a daily basis we see it as a natural extension to stimulate discussion amongst key UK policy formers."


    About 3

    3 is a mobile media company delivering a convergence of communications, entertainment and information to customers on the move.

    The three areas which form the core of its business are:

  • Communications - including all forms of personal communications, voice and video calling; text, picture and video messaging; and mobile blogging
  • Entertainment - including television, music audio and video, computer games, and media publishing
  • Information services - including wireless web, access to the best of the internet and a range of news services

    3 UK is a member of the HWL group of 3G companies, which include 3G operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Sweden and soon Norway.

    Three facts about 3:

  • 3, a mobile media company, launched the UK's first 3G network
  • 3 has over 3.75 million customers in the UK and over 13.5 million worldwide (August 2006 figures)
  • The 3 network offers national coverage for calls and texts, and over 89% population coverage for 3G services.

    For further information, please visit: or call the 3 Media Office on 020 7350 5696.

    Lucy Reed
    Corporate Communications, 3UK
    Direct line: 0207 350 5693
    Mobile: 077 8232 4811 Welcome to our network.