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.

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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

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Mandarins urged to give ‘candid’ advice

Civil service ‘more hierarchical than armed forces’

Clegg criticises Tories over Hong Kong

Deputy prime minister backs universal suffrage in city

Church of England votes for women bishops

First female could be announced this year

Cameron puts ministers on reshuffle alert

Older generation look set to make way for young in Tory shake-up

Cameron proposes emergency UK data law

Access to phone and email data underpins security

£6bn fund announced for English regions

Plans for new homes, transport links and training

Air travellers warned of tighter security

Clegg says anti-terror clamp likely for foreseeable future

Students back Clegg despite fee anger

Poll finds 13.4% of UK students support Lib Dems

Second homes and the price of fish

ln areas where a third of properties are second homes, prices are double, says John McDermott

Pill producer wins reshoring contracts

Bee Health attracts work to Yorkshire once located in India, China and US

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Miliband faces anger over Sun photo

Liverpool ‘insulted’ by Labour leader’s endorsement

Mr Clegg urges the party to back the coalition’s controversial fiscal austerity policies
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Clegg attracts criticism after meeting

No vote held on issue of deputy PM continuing to lead the party

Cameron puts brakes on Ukip bandwagon

Nigel Farage’s party falls short of 30% vote target in Newark

Juncker refuses to ‘give in’ to Cameron

Frontrunner to be European Commission chief seeks coalition

A coalition coming apart at the seams

Divisions over pensions policy highlight incoherence at top

Coalition injects life into final acts

Pensions and slavery bills in pre-election Queen’s speech

Coalition insists ideas still flow

Pensions reform and fracking regulation changes among initiatives

Cameron faces fight to block Juncker

In parts of Brussels attitudes towards Britain are hardening

Publicans to gain power to challenge rent

Pubcos relieved but campaigners angered by reforms

Ousting Clegg will not help Lib Dems

The party should sell, not disown, its achievements in office

Clegg seeks to soothe Lib Dem nerves

Deputy prime minister launches counterattack in leadership debate

File photo dated 9/2/2009 of Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott who resigned over the Government's handling of the banks.

Clegg survives as coup plotter quits

Oakeshott goes but parts of party grassroots still restive

File photo dated 9/2/2009 of Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott who resigned over the Government's handling of the banks.

Cable denounces ally for Clegg attack

Business secretary hits out at Lord Oakeshott over poll

Miliband attacks ‘simple’ solutions of Ukip

Labour leader rejects call to offer EU referendum pledge

Leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Nick Clegg, arriving back at his home in Putney

Ukip celebrates as rivals nurse hangover

Clegg and Lib Dems most prominent victims of Farage advance

‘Peak Farage’ or a turning point?

The three main parties seem paralysed in the face of Ukip’s advance

Lib Dems head for worst result in European poll

Pro-European party decimated in Brussels parliament

Lib Dem president tells party: back Clegg

Poor showing in UK local elections spooks junior coalition party

Clegg urged to play down second coalition

Some Lib Dems believe party needs to rebuild in opposition