Headlines

Clegg: Parliament members must reform intelligence laws

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said members of Parliament likely will address reforming the legal framework for intelligence agencies after elections.

British carbon capture and storage plant planned for Scottish coast

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British officials said Monday a gas-fired plant on the eastern Scottish coast will be retrofitted as a carbon capture and storage site.

Britain announces plan to become world leader in electric cars

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain announced a program, backed by major vehicle manufacturers, with a goal of making the country a world leader in electric cars.

Four-country poll finds British voters more hostile to EU

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British voters are less likely to support their country's continued membership in the European Union than those in France, Germany and Poland, a poll indicates.
PM Cameron's green gaffe sparks uproar

PM Cameron's green gaffe sparks uproar

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- British advocacy group Friends of Earth said Thursday it wouldn't be surprised if the prime minister did issue a call to back off renewable energy policies.

Britons honor soldiers on Remembrance Day

LONDON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Thousands of veterans and civilians participated in Remembrance Day services across the United Kingdom Sunday to honor fallen soldiers.

London's Boris Johnson: Terror suspect's flight shows laws lacking

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The disappearance of a terror suspect this week is proof that Britain's current counter-terrorism laws aren't working, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Defendants in British phonehacking case had affair, prosecutor says

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, on trial in London in a government phone-hacking scandal, had a six-year affair, prosecutors told the jury Thursday.

British lawmakers want to charge for plastic bags

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- English lawmakers want to introduce a charge for plastic bags to discourage their use, officials said.
Commons rejects military action against Syria

Commons rejects military action against Syria

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The British House of Commons voted Thursday not to take military action against Syria for the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels.

British official heralds new dawn for wind energy

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the race to prove Britain can lead the world in wind energy development has begun.

Parents found guilty in 4-year-old boy's death

COVENTRY, England, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A British court found the mother and stepfather of 4-year-old Daniel Pelka guilty in the boy's death. The couple now face life in prison.

London mayor says shorts OK at work -- but no Stubbies

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson said he wouldn't mind if his deputy wore shorts to work -- provided they weren't skimpy Australian brand Stubbies.

MP embroiled in scandal withdraws from Liberal Democrats

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- A British lawmaker Monday withdrew from the Liberal Democratic Party because of accusations of inappropriate behavior with a constituent.

Poll: Only 26 percent in Britain want out of Europe completely

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- Only 26 percent of British citizens want the country to get out of the European Union, a poll indicated.
Prev
Page 1 of 7
Photos
1 of 4
Wiki

Nicholas William Peter "Nick" Clegg (born 7 January 1967) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Lord President of the Council and Minister for Constitutional and Political Reform in the coalition government of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron. Clegg is the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Hallam.

Clegg's first major elected position was as a Member of the European Parliament (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. Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister following the 2010 general election, when the Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government with the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron. 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 studied Social Anthropology; he later studied at the University of Minnesota and the College of Europe in Belgium. He is married to Miriam González Durántez; they have three sons.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nick Clegg."
x
Feedback