HE’S more use to standing on his feet addressing m’luds in Belfast’s High Court.
This evening one-time barrister Alban Maginness was using his oratory skills to open the SDLP’s annual party conference in Armagh.
And he kicked off the conference with a speech on the problems with public sector housing in Northern Ireland.
The keynote speech will be given tomorrow by party leader Dr Alisdair McDonnell.
The conference will be addressed tomorrow by Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary of State Vernon Coaker MP.