ENG: Nicholas William Peter Clegg (born 7 January 1967) is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the coalition Cameron Ministry, Lord President of the Council and leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Clegg's first major elected position was as a MEP for the East Midlands from 1999 to 2004. He was elected Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam in the 2005 general election and became the Liberal Democrats' Home Affairs spokesperson in 2006. Clegg defeated Chris Huhne in the party's 2007 leadership election. As well as his parliamentary roles, Clegg has contributed to many pamphlets and books on political issues.
Clegg was educated at Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire and Westminster School in London, followed by Robinson College at the University of Cambridge, where he ...
Once more following in David Cameron's footsteps, Nick Clegg is delivering tonight's Hugo Young memorial lecture. A preview of his speech appears in today's Guardian, in which the Lib Dem leader suggests that increasing social mobility, not achieving income equality, should be the ultimate goal of progressives.
He writes:Social mobility is what characterises a fair society, rather than a particular level of income equality. Inequalities become injustices when they are fixed; passed on, generation to generation. That's when societies become closed, stratified and ...
... scrap Queen's Speech
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has hit the headlines today after issuing a call for this week's Queen's Speech to be scrapped.
Clegg has written an article in The Independent today dismissing the event as a ‘waste of everyone's time'. He suggests that the speech is replaced by an emergency programme of reform designed to ‘clean up politics once and for all'.The speech, which takes place on Wednesday, will set out plans to boost parents' and patients' rights, tackle knife crime, improve social care for the elderly and trim bankers' bonuses.Mandate ...
cici - in poll Nick Clegg
The Union flag should be proudly stamped on all the goods made in this country.That was the "local logo" call made by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg yesterday as he became the latest big hitter to back the Mirror's Buy British campaign.He got behind our call for families to do their bit to protect UK companies and save jobs at the same time by saying: "As you have reminded us, economic recovery starts at home."Consumers should be proud to Buy British - and buy local - particularly at a time of recession."But Clegg reckons there should be more help for shoppers, with a logo to help ...
New look Sheffield pub toasts re-opening with a visit from Deputy PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg celebrated The Peacock Inn reopening with locals on Saturday 23rd March. The Stannington based pub unveiled a brand new look after it was closed for three days for an extensive £130,000 refurbishment. Award-winning owner Thwaites jointly invested in the pub with licensee Simon Mullen to re-launch [...]
Community campaigner is the Lib Dem Fulwood by-election candidate
Today it was announced that community campaigner and local resident Cliff Woodcraft is the Liberal Democrat candidate for an important council by-election in Fulwood Ward. Cliff, aged 63, lives in Fulwood Ward and has a record of supporting local people. As a member of St Thomas Church he offers technical advice and support to several [...]
Snow doesn’t put off Nick Clegg Q&A
Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, held a question and answer session with local residents last weekend despite the heavy snow. As the local MP, Nick held a public meeting at the Old Fulwood Chapel on Friday evening. Despite much of Sheffield coming to a standstill due to the weather, around 50 local people [...]
Clegg backing residents to protect green space
Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, has called on Sheffield City Council to drop any plans to develop on Abbeydale Playing Fields. Following the closure of Abbeydale Grange School, Sheffield City Council is consulting on options for the future of the site. One option includes building upon the green space which includes sports [...]