Voters are increasingly dissatisfied with the current political party conference season and want to see it become an all the year round event.
The Electoral Commission says that it had received thousands of complaints from the public demanding the season be extended for most of the year and that there should be wall-to-wall live television coverage of the conferences.
'It's the best entertainment on the telly,' said George Derby from Bradford, 'but it's been in decline since the BBC stopped live-coverage of the TUC's composite motion votes. They were brilliant them composite motion votes.'
A spokesman for the Electoral Commission said broadcasters were guilty of tantalizing the electorate by just offering them news bulletin titbits from the conferences. The spokesman said the public mood was 'turning ugly' and the commission was recommending that the BBC should broadcast repeats of past conferences, preferably on Christmas Day.
'I don't know what I'm paying my licence for,' said John Ramsey, who describes himself as a party conference groupie. 'It's terrible from October with nothing worth watching on the telly.'
A BBC spokesman said the corporation was studying a proposal to broadcast the conferences in 3D.
A spokeswoman for the actors' union Equity said greater television coverage of conferences could raise performing rights issues and it was on the agenda for their next party conference.
Bob Crow of the RMT union warned that his members would strike and shut down the entire London Underground if the BBC was to broadcast repeats of his union's conference on Christmas Day without paying overtime.
Most people when asked if they wanted to see a longer political party conference season were enthusiastic.
'Yeah, I'm all for a longer party season,' said Jamaican Bob Lynch (18). 'Why not? Let's go for it I say.'