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In pictures: Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year 2015

5 November 2015

3:53 PM

5 November 2015

3:53 PM

After a year of surprises across the board from the Tory majority to Labour’s new leader, Westminster’s rebels and insurgents descended on the Savoy Hotel to celebrate The Spectator‘s Parliamentarian of the Year awards.

With the awards presented by Alex Salmond — last year’s winner of Politician of the Year, the former First Minister of Scotland made sure to put Scottish independence firmly on the menu, namechecking his country’s struggle several times in his speech.

With Jeremy Corbyn unable to be there in person to collect his gong for Campaigner of the Year, it fell on his fellow comrade Diane Abbott to do the honours. The Labour frontbencher found time in her tribute to warn audience members not to underestimate the size of Jeremy Corbyn’s mandate.

Here are a selection of photos from the event, courtesy of Alan Davidson/the Picture Library Ltd:

Jonny Mercer

Johnny Mercer

Alex Salmond and Fraser Nelson

Alex Salmond and Fraser Nelson

Baroness Molly Meacher and Baroness Patricia Hollis

Baroness Molly Meacher and Baroness Patricia Hollis

Alex Salmond presents Natascha Engel with 'Backbencher of the Year'

Alex Salmond presents Natascha Engel with ‘Backbencher of the Year’


Amber Rudd winner of 'Minister of the Year' award

Amber Rudd winner of ‘Minister of the Year’ award

Michael Gove with the Guy Fawkes award

Michael Gove with the Guy Fawkes award

Alex Salmond with Diane Abbott who accepted the 'Campaigner of the Year' award on behalf of Jeremy Corbyn

Alex Salmond with Diane Abbott who accepted the ‘Campaigner of the Year’ award on behalf of Jeremy Corbyn

Baroness Molly Meacher and Baroness Patricia Hollis take home the  Peers of the Year Award

Baroness Molly Meacher and Baroness Patricia Hollis take home the
Peers of the Year Award

Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman

Melissa McAdams and Iain Duncan Smith

Melissa McAdden and Iain Duncan Smith

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Emily Maitlis and Harriet Harman

Emily Maitlis and Harriet Harman

David Davies and Andy Coulson

David Davies and Andy Coulson

Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall

Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey

Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis

Matt Hancock and Nick Robinson

Matt Hancock and Nick Robinson

Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg

Fraser Nelson, Lord Lawson and Alexander Chancellor

Three Spectator editors come together at Parliamentarian of the Year


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