A week may be a long time in politics, but then during the last couple of years, time itself has taken on a whole new dynamic.
Thank you to everyone who came together to make Holyrood Garden Party and Political Awards 2022 such an enormous success. Special thanks to our sponsors, nominees and judging panel and huge congratulations to all the well deserving winners.
People from across the Scottish political landscape came together at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens to celebrate the achievements in what has been a busy year in politics. Former political adviser turned comedian Matt Forde did not disappoint as compare, with some impressionable impressions and a no holes barred interview with Dame Eleanor Laing MP.
The event, which was rescheduled after the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, was a fantastic evening, with 12 awards given out, as well as the lifetime achievement award, which Brian Taylor presented to Professor Sir John Curtice. Absolute silence fell across the erstwhile noisy room when to listen to Brian and Professor Curtice!
Among the winners was Edward Mountain, who won the tweet of the day award for his post that revealed his bowel cancer diagnosis. The political staffer of the year award was presented to the parents of David Hill, a Scottish Conservatives aide who tragically died while playing rugby for the Scottish Parliament’s rugby team in Dublin in March.
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