Watch: Do they have the X-Factor? Politician serenades the Speaker

Owen Bonnici playing guitar in Merchant Street

Australian politician David Templeman has serenaded the Speaker of the parliament with a Christmas end of year song.

His song, written to the ‘Sound of Silence’ by Simon and Gartfunkel, recaps the ‘ups and downs’ of the parliamentary session, praising successes like the legislative programme and the banning of plastic bags.

He also managed to make a dig at his colleagues, referring to the ‘members hearing without listening, members giving speeches that no-one ever hears, and no-one cares’.