BBC News - Foyle MP Mark Durkan is Westminster 'Wit of the Year'
Well done Mark. I have always thought him an impressive orator, whose speeches in the Commons are interesting to listen to, as well as, in places, quite witty. He deserves the prize!Mr Durkan was presented with a framed caricature on the night depicting him reading from a book of 'Durkanisms'.
Mr Durkan jokingly said: "Natural Irish sense is what passes for wit in a British Parliament."
The Annual Alternative Parliamentary Awards organised by GovNet Communications and held in the House of Lords.
The spirit behind the Wit of the Year award is as much about a parliamentarian's jocular nature and style in the tea-rooms and corridors of Westminster as much as in the House of Commons chamber itself.