There was a Liberal Democrat victor in the shape of Steve Webb, who won Minister of the Year. Congratulations.
In his speech Fraser Nelson said:
"He has many admirers in Westminster, but his party leader isn't one of them. Back in the days where the Lib Dems polled in double digits, Nick Clegg was overheard saying the following of our winner: 'He's a problem. We need someone with good ideas – and his just don’t add up."
"As it turns out, his ideas did add up: flat-rate State Pension, the triple-lock, auto-enrolment. All complex and far-reaching pensions reforms. As a result, Brits have more options than ever when they're 64. The Chancellor may have stolen the credit for all this but today, we’re stealing it back."Later...
A richly deserved award for @stevewebb1 as Minister of the Year at the @spectator awards. No one in Whitehall is more on top of their brief.
— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) November 27, 2014