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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.

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 If you look at choice before the people of Scotland at this general election, it basically comes down to a choice between Labour and the Lib Dems. The Conservatives are as irrelevant north of the border as the SNP is not really in the game south of the border. So I think the choice for this Westminster election is either the Labour Party carrying on, assuming it can take Scotland for granted and that it somehow owns Scotland, when it doesn't. Or to vote for the Liberal Democrats, because we offer something different to Labour. 
— Nick Clegg saying voters in Scotland had to choose between his party and Labour / April 26, 2010
 I find it truly extraordinary that Alex Salmond wants to go to court to force people who might want to follow this week's debate on the economy, to go online to look at a debate that has set the general election alight around the country. What on earth is he trying to do, cut people off? 
— Nick Clegg / April 26, 2010
 It is just preposterous the idea that if a party comes third in the number of votes, it still has somehow the right to carry on squatting in No 10. 'I think a party which has come third - and so millions of people have decided to abandon them - has lost the election spectacularly (and) cannot then lay claim to providing the prime minister of this country. 
— Nick Clegg saying Labour could get fewer votes and can still emerge as the biggest party in a hung parliament / April 25, 2010
 Any leader worth their salt would of course seek to bring their party along with them and I would do that, 
— Nick Clegg saying whatever the outcome of the election, he would have to consult with his party before entering into a coalition / April 25, 2010
 I think it is unavoidable for any party whatever the outcome. You cannot now duck the fact that we have an electoral system which is completely out of step with the aspirations and hopes of millions of British people. A political system can't survive for very long if it is that out of whack with the rest of the country that it is supposed to be representing. 
— Nick Clegg saying whoever formed the next government would have to accept that reform of the electoral system / April 25, 2010

 That is a liberal progressive agenda whose time I think has come. The people who had those hopes of something fairer, something better, I think are looking for a new home and they are finding it with the Liberal Democrats. The Labour Party has a problem, which any party does when they have governed for a long time. They are trying to govern as a party of renewal when they have a record of failure. 
— Nick Clegg / April 25, 2010
 I think both of them are going to be quite insecure leaders of their own parties. David Cameron because he's almost complacently assumed he's just going to waft into (government) and it doesn't look as if that's going to happen, and Gordon Brown because he will have led his party to the worst election outcome for Labour in many, many years. 
— Nick Clegg saying both Gordon Brown and David Cameron could find their positions under threat following the election / April 25, 2010
 Don't let anyone tell you that this time it can't be different – it can. 
— Nick Clegg in the second election debate / April 22, 2010
 If a hung parliament happened the world won't end, and it will be your choice. And if the people think no one party deserves support, then the parties have to accept that and work together. We don't simply need to choose from the old choices of the past, we don't need to repeat the mistakes of the past. 
— Nick Clegg in the second election debate / April 22, 2010
 The sad truth is that in recent years our governments, under the two old parties, have let those values down. We shouldn't have sent our troops into harm's way without the right equipment and decent pay. We shouldn't be facing allegations that we were complicit in torture. We shouldn't have invaded Iraq. 
— Nick Clegg in the second election debate / April 22, 2010