Here is the video for Politician of the Year at the inaugural PinkNews Awards hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons last night.

The judging panel were split on who to give this award to, with an equal number of votes for both Baroness Stowell and Yvette Cooper. They valued the different contributions that each women made to securing the decisive victory for same-sex marriage in both Houses of Parliament.

In her speech, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper commended the efforts towards equal marriage in England and Wales, but strongly urged that more should be done to tackle other issues such as homophobia in schools.

She also suggested she’d like to be invited the the wedding of newly engaged PinkNews Deputy Editor Joseph Patrick McCormick and his fiancĂ©e, saying: “I do have a really nice hat.”

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