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British leaders face off in TV debate

LONDON, April 22 (UPI) -- Britons Thursday braced for a key televised election debate that will see candidates facing off over foreign policy and security issues.

Clegg aide leaves debate book in cab

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- An aide to Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, apparently left debate notes and instructions in the back of a London taxi.

A Liberal Britain?

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The impressive performance of Nick Clegg, leader of the third-party Liberal-Democrats, in Britain's first televised election debate, has electrified the political scene in Britain, with just 17 days remaining before the vote.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

U.K. debate

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- A third-party candidate upstaged the expected front-runners, including U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in a debate ahead of next month's British elections.
By United Press International
Probe sought into alleged Brown bullying

Probe sought into alleged Brown bullying

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- British opposition leaders are calling for an inquiry into whether Prime Minister Gordon Brown bullied members of his staff, authorities said.

Clegg calls for speaker's resignation

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- British House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin should resign over questionable expense claims by members of Parliament, the Liberal Democratic Party says.

Protesters greet Olympic flame in London

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Activists disrupted Sunday's Olympic torch relay in London, including a man who tried to grab the torch to protest China's human rights record, police said.

Gurkhas return medals to protest pensions

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- About 50 retired Gurkha soldiers handed back medals they had earned during their service as a protest of perceived discrimination by the British government.

U.K. prime minister to get U.S.-style NSC

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- The British Prime Minister will this week unveil a U.S.-style National Security Council of politicians and officials, a newspaper reported Monday.

Clegg wants British Constitution retooled

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- A Liberal lawmaker in England is calling for a retooling of the British Constitution as a precondition of any future power-sharing deal in Parliament.

Lib Dems walk out of Parliament over EU

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Liberal Democratic members of Parliament stormed out of the British House of Commons to protest a ruling blocking calls for an European Union referendum.

Shariah for Europe?

PARIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Tensions in Europe are reaching an ominous new pitch over Islamic law and women’s rights, freedom of speech and whether Turkey has a Western-oriented future.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Brown seeks longer U.K. terror detentions

LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced stiff opposition Thursday to his renewed call for extending terror detentions without charge from 28 to 42 days.

Uproar over U.K. traffic spy cameras

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- British opposition parties are speaking out against a government plan to allow police to use traffic-tax monitoring cameras for law enforcement surveillance.

Some British cells pretty 'Ritzy'

LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- Overcrowding in British prisons has led officials to house inmates in court cells that cost more per night than one of London's fanciest hotels, a politician sa
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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
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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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