Cameron cautious on Lords reform

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says he would consider holding a referendum on converting the House of Lords to a largely elected body.

Brit energy firms must reveal best rates

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- British energy suppliers will now be required to tell consumers how to shop for the best rates available, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced this week.
Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- More than half of Britons do not trust Prime Minister David Cameron to lead the country out of its economic woes, a poll released Friday indicated.

Riots report: The young need more chances

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Britain needs "communities that work" to provide education and opportunities for young people to avoid a repeat of last year's riots, a report Tuesday said.
Osborne budget cuts top tax rate

Osborne budget cuts top tax rate

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- The highest British tax rate would be cut from 50 percent to 45 percent while some old-age allowances would be frozen in the budget introduced Wednesday.

British chancellor may propose tax cut

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- The British chancellor of the exchequer is negotiating a cut in the top tax rate while closing loopholes to satisfy Liberal Democrats, Financial Times reports.

London eyes rising Asian powers

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- London and its European partners need to address the dual challenges of a financial crisis and the rise of Asian powers, a British official said.

Clegg backs evolution in changing world

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 8 (UPI) -- The European community would be wise to focus policies on a world divided largely between open and closed societies, Britain's deputy prime minister said.

London committed to green economy

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Though greenhouse gas emissions from the United Kingdom were up, London aims to meet its overall climate objectives, the energy secretary said.
Barak's statements on Iran worry West

Barak's statements on Iran worry West

HERZLIYA, Israel, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. and Western officials expressed concern over the latest statements by an Israeli leader concerning possible airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites.

Cameron backs new London airport plan

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The British government gave some backing Wednesday to London Mayor Boris Johnson's proposal for a new airport on an island in the Thames estuary.
Clegg: Israel's policies undercut talks

Clegg: Israel's policies undercut talks

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg chided Israel for its settlement policies in the West Bank, saying they amounted to vandalism and undercut peace talks.
British lawmakers debate royal yacht

British lawmakers debate royal yacht

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British lawmakers are debating whether to give the queen a $91.8 million yacht, paid for with public funds, as part of this year's diamond jubilee celebration.

Cameron: Scots leader wants 'neverendum'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron called Wednesday for a speedy vote on Scottish independence.

Clegg calls Scottish independence extreme

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Deputy British Prime Minister Nick Clegg, on a visit to Scotland, described supporters of Scottish independence as "extremists."
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Nick Clegg
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks to the media whilst on the campaign trail at Southampton General hospital on April 27 2010 London,England. UPI/Hugo Philpott

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.

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