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Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Leader of Liberal Democrats


Nicholas William Peter Clegg, popularly called Nick Clegg is the leader of Liberal Democrats and the current Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He supported the Tories party to form a coalition Government in the United Kingdom after the 2010 United Kingdom General Election. He was first elected as a MEP from 1999 to 2004 for the East Midlands. Clegg was elected Member of Parliament (MP) in the 2005 General Election. He is married to Miriam González Durántez and they have three children.

Nick Clegg Info

Birth nameNicholas William Peter Clegg
Date of BirthJanuary 7, 1967
Place of BirthChalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire
Spouse (s)Miriam González Durántez
Political PartyLiberal Democrats
Alma materRobinson College, Cambridge; University of Minnesota; College D'Europe
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 I stick to that view. It seems this morning that it is the Conservative Party which has more votes and more seats - although not an absolute majority - which is why I now think that it is the Conservative Party which should seek to govern in the national interest. 
— Nick Clegg sticks to the view that the party which won more seats should form the Government / May 07, 2010
 That should never, ever happen again in a democracy, 
— Nick Clegg on the hundreds of people who had been unable to vote in his constituency in this election / May 07, 2010
 It is vital that all parties… act in the national interest and not out of narrow party political advantage 
— Nick Clegg / May 07, 2010
 I have always talked about the things I want to fight for, the changes I want to fight for. Yes, I want a new political system because I think the old one is bust. I have always said that if you want to have new politics in this country, of course one of the things you want is a system where politicians have to listen to you all the time, not - as is the case at the moment - just get 20%-30% of the vote in a constituency and ignore you the rest of the time. 
— Nick Clegg / May 04, 2010
 That is a sign of what's going on in many homes and families up and down the country, 
— Nick Clegg on Guardian's decision to back Lib Dems / May 01, 2010

 What is striking is despite all the blather from Cameron over the past few weeks, he has made up his mind strategically to set his face against any profound reform of the political system. I think this will prove to be the biggest strategic error he has ever made, because one thing you cannot do is set your face against change when the demand for that change is so powerful that it is coming from millions of people. 
— Nick Clegg on Guardian's decision to back Lib Dems / May 01, 2010
 The choice is now between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. People have distilled the choice down to two and I think the choice now for anyone of a progressive frame of mind is between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. 
— Nick Clegg saying the real choice in this General Election is between his party and the Tories / May 01, 2010
 There is a gulf in values between myself and David Cameron. They have no progressive reform agenda at all – only an unbearable sense of entitlement that it’s just their time to govern. 
— Nick Clegg accusing David Cameron of having no agenda for progressive reform / May 01, 2010
 Let's just save time and assume that every time you talk about our policy you get it wrong. 
— Nick Clegg to David Cameron during the third and final television debate / April 30, 2010