|The Right Honourable Nicholas Clegg|
Clegg in 2009
Previous Lord President of the Council
18 December 2007 – 7 May 2015
2 March 2006 – 18 December 2007
|Preceded by||Mark Oaten|
|Succeeded by||Chris Huhne|
|Assumed office |
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Richard Allan|
10 June 1999 – 10 June 2004
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Bill Newton-Dunn|
|Majority||22,215 (40%) (7 May 2015)|
|Born||7 January 1967|
Chalfont St Giles, England
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
|Spouse(s)||Miriam González Durántez (2000–present)|
|Alma mater||Westminster School|
Robinson College, Cambridge
University of Minnesota
College of Europe
|a. ^ Office vacant from 27 June 2007 – 11 May 2010|
Nick Clegg (born 7 January 1967) was Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 2010 and April 2015. He was also the leader of the Liberal Democrats Party until May 7, 2015 when he resigned following his party's disastrous General Election results. He is Member of Parliament for Sheffield (Hallam) in South Yorkshire.
Clegg and his party published a Manifesto for the 2010 General Election promising a referendum on the European Union, to cut university fees, and introduce electoral reform for greater democracy. When in coalition government, he went back spectacularly on the EU and claimed to be the biggest fan of the European Union. The fake Conservative Party then proceeded to undermine and campaign against his party's other manifesto pledges. Instead of immediately leaving the coalition and prompting a new General Election, Clegg and his team remained within it. On a positive note, his defeats within the coalition caused him to abandon a lunatic idea which would have seen him give an amnesty to all illegal invaders living in the country.
Clegg's party was reduced from 56 seats to just 10 at the United Kingdom General Election on May 7, 2015, and he resigned as party leader the following day.
In the autumn of 2014, he and Ed Miliband wore a shirt, "This is what a feminist looks like." It's part of a campaign to hide the fact that top feminist activists are hideous, such as Betty Friedan and Andrea Dworkin. The shirts it turns out however were made by women in sweatshops making only 62p an hour.
- "General Election 2010: Nick Clegg's balancing act as hung parliament looms". The Daily Telegraph (London). 10 April 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7571076/General-Election-2010-Nick-Cleggs-balancing-act-as-hung-parliament-looms.html.