Lord Waheed Alli was named Politician of the Year at the Attitude Awards on Monday night (October 13), and the Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband was on hand to present the Labour peer with the accolade.

Described by Ed Miliband as a “pioneer in so many respects”, Lord Alli used his acceptance speech to thank David Cameron and Tony Blair for their commitment to gay rights during their respective premierships.

Watch Lord Alli’s full speech in the video below:

Lord Alli has also posed for the latest Attitude – the Awards Issue – and appears on one of nine special collectible covers. Take a look at his cover below.

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For the third consecutive year Virgin Holidays were headline sponsors of the Attitude Awards, which also benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Attitude would also like to thank other sponsors and supporters of the event including Sky, Renault, Marriott, M&S, Little Miracles, Naked Wines and Hip Hotels.