Nick Clegg illustration by Joe Cummings

Prior to his election as MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005, Nick Clegg has been an MEP for the East Midlands. He became leader of the Liberal Democrats in December 2007.

After the 2010 general election produced a hung parliament, he took his party into coalition with the Conservatives, taking the office of deputy prime minister in the new government.


Clegg seeks protection for journalists

Lib Dems push law change to assist responsible reporting

Tory plans risk EU exit, warns Clegg

Lib Dem leader accuses Conservatives of panicking on immigration

Alexander to be LibDem shadow chancellor

Move reflects chill between Vince Cable and Nick Clegg

Senior Lib Dem to quit in marginal seat

Browne was hotly tipped to take over leadership from Clegg

Salmond opens prospect of new vote

Scottish first minister says UK leaders reneging on promises

Broadcasters want Farage in TV debate

Plans include Ukip leader in one of three pre-election showcases

America’s economy is cooking on shale

As businesses enjoy lower energy costs, a new spirit of collaboration is taking hold

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, makes his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow this afternoon.
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Speech of passion and panache is too late

Clegg delivers best conference address but troops are melting away

Clegg urges party to hold centre ground

Lib Dem leader stresses tax cuts, education and mental health

Lib Dems plan CGT increases

Proposal to raise rate for high earners to fund tax cut

Lib Dems start jockeying to succeed Clegg

Party president Tim Farron seen as likely candidate in leadership contest

Clegg defeated on airport proposals

Lib Dems maintain opposition to new runways

Clegg could yet be kingmaker in 2015

The deputy PM has changed the raison d’être of the Liberal Democrats from protest to power

Business secretary, Vince Cable, speaks at the "building the affordable homes we need debate" at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow this morning.
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Cable escalates coalition war of words

Business secretary says Tories are ‘obsessed’ with cuts

An Airbus takes to the skies at gatwick airport.
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Clegg eyes shift in airport growth stance

Lib Dem leader aims to clear obstacles to expansion at Gatwick

Lib Dems ready to shift ground on EU vote

Party could ask heavy price in any coalition talks with Tories

Lib Dems rail at Tory partners

Some say best coalition after 2015 would be with devil they know

Home secretary Theresa May used her Tory conference speech to attack Liberal Democrats
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Coalition relations at a low, says Clegg

Deputy prime minister attacks ‘outrageous’ May claims

Chinese ambassador fails to meet Clegg

DPM snubbed after requesting ‘urgent meeting’ to discuss Hong Kong

Cameron pushes for laws on Scottish MPs

Move to appease Tory backbenchers and put pressure on Labour

Cameron poised to address ‘English question’

PM to move quickly on constitution to settle Tory nerves

Brown endorses new powers for Scotland

Voters urged to back more control over tax and welfare

Scots see Cameron visit as panicky

Decision to miss Commons questions is ‘too little, too late’

Party leaders plan emergency Scots visit

Polls show independence vote in the balance

Clegg urges Scots to choose ‘safe path’

Deputy PM warns of a future of job losses and higher taxation

Migration soars on influx of EU workers

Figures derail Cameron’s pledge to cut immigration

Minister open to joining Salmond’s team

Alistair Carmichael’s job as Scottish secretary in question

Pupils at IES Breckland in Brandon, Suffolk
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Swedish-run UK school seeks better marks

Secondary put into special measures after scathing Ofsted report

Thames clean-up inspires Modi’s Ganges plans

London’s once filthy waterway may hold lessons for sacred river

Clegg calls for relaxation of visa rules

Deputy PM seeks action over non-EU students and IT workers

Parliament must address Iraq crisis

The absence of Britain’s political class is indefensible

Israel arms sales divides coalition

Lib Dems frustrated with Tory refusal to suspend licences

UK parties in Scottish devolution pledge

Joint declaration comes ahead of televised debate

Clegg to call for tighter migrant controls

Lib Dem leader wants closing of EU self-employment loophole

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat party
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Clegg safe for now despite Lib Dem woes

Those close to deputy PM point to good party management and luck

Senior Lib Dems warn on further coalition

Party would ‘sign its own death warrant’ in deal with Labour

Flagship youth jobs scheme scrapped

Contract wage incentive attacked as ‘abject failure’

Clegg defends housing benefit reversal

Lib Dem leader under fire after call for bedroom tax review

Aerospace industry wins £154m for research

Four projects will include 3D printing of aircraft parts

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

Mandarins urged to give ‘candid’ advice

Civil service ‘more hierarchical than armed forces’

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