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AffiliationLiberal Democrats  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameNick Clegg
Address25 King Edwards
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 07, 1967 (54 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
May 21, 2017 12:13am
Tags Dutch - Russian - Married - Atheist -
InfoNicholas William Peter Clegg

Nick Clegg is MP for Sheffield Hallam and Deputy Prime Minister in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.

He was born in 1967 in Chalfont St Giles, Bucks., the son of Nicholas Clegg CBE (chairman of the United Trust Bank) and Hermance van den Wall Bake. He studied at three universities: Cambridge, Minnesota and College D’Europe.

Nick worked as a trainee journalist at the US magazine The Nation and won a national prize for first time writers at the Financial Times. He then worked as a development aid and trade expert in the European Union, including managing aid projects in the poorest parts of the former Soviet Union and overseeing the EU’s side in negotiations for China and Russia to join the World Trade Organisation.

He was elected as a member of the European Parliament in 1999, where as Trade and Industry spokesman for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe he led the move to open up the domestic telecoms market, allowing consumers to pick their telephone provider for the first time and advocated trade measures against illegally logged timber. He was a co-founder of the Campaign for Parliamentary Reform, which argued for more transparency and accountability in the European Parliament.

Throughout his time as an MEP, Nick wrote essays on public policy issues including greening the WTO, secondary education policy, and reform of the EU’s decision making procedures. For several years he was a columnist for The Guardian Unlimited.

Nick stood down from the European Parliament in 2004 and lectured part time at Sheffield and Cambridge Universities. He was elected as MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005 with a majority of 8,682. Charles Kennedy appointed him as Europe spokesman, acting as deputy to Sir Menzies Campbell. When Campbell won the 2006 leadership election, he appointed Nick as Shadow Home Secretary.

Nick has spearheaded the Liberal Democrats’ defence of civil liberties, proposing a Freedom Bill to repeal unnecessary and illiberal legislation, campaigning against Identity Cards and the retention of innocent people’s DNA, and arguing against excessive counter-terrorism legislation. He has campaigned for prison reform, a liberal approach to immigration, and defended the Human Rights Act against ongoing attacks from across the political spectrum.

In January 2007 he launched the Liberal Democrat’s We Can Cut Crime campaign, widely welcomed by local campaigners as a new and successful way for the party to campaign effectively on crime.

Nick is married to Miriam Gonzalez Durantez and has two young children.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/11/2013-07/12/2013 YouGov 19.00% ( 2.0) 70.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
07/04/2013-07/05/2013 YouGov 21.00% ( 1.0) 70.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
04/13/2012-04/13/2012 Angus Reid 20.00% ( 5.0) 67.00% ( 4.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
02/09/2012-02/10/2012 YouGov 22.00% ( 8.0) 69.00% ( 9.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2011-10/24/2011 Angus Reid 25.00% ( 1.0) 63.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/01/2011-09/02/2011 Angus Reid 26.00% ( 21.0) 62.00% ( 24.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
01/06/2011-01/07/2011 YouGov 30.00% ( 17.0) 60.00% ( 31.0) 9.00% ( 15.0)
07/20/2010-07/23/2010 Angus Reid 47.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 4.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
06/23/2010-06/25/2010 Angus Reid 50.00% ( 2.0) 34.00% ( 8.0) 15.00% ( 7.0)
05/21/2010-05/24/2010 Angus Reid 52.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
07/10/2008-07/11/2008 YouGov 29.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 1.0)
04/10/2008-04/11/2008 YouGov 26.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 08, 2015 09:00am Announcement Nick Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrats leader  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm Scandal Clegg to admit knowledge of Rennard 'concerns'  Article New Jerusalem 
Aug 28, 2012 09:00pm General Nick Clegg demands emergency tax on Britain's richest people  Article RP 
Apr 06, 2011 10:00pm News Nick Clegg: I cry to music and even my sons ask why everyone hates me  Article Karma Policeman 
Sep 16, 2010 02:00pm Poll Nick Clegg becomes a Tory poster boy  Article Ralphie 
Apr 22, 2010 07:15am General Nick Clegg lobbied for lax EU bank laws  Article Jason 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Miriam González Durántez Sep 00, 2000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/08/2017 UK Parliament - Sheffield Hallam Lost 34.65% (-3.73%)
  05/07/2015 UK Prime Minister Lost 1.23% (-49.69%)
  05/07/2015 UK Parliament - Sheffield Hallam Won 40.04% (+4.24%)
  05/11/2010 UK Deputy Prime Minister Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/06/2010 UK Parliament - Sheffield Hallam Won 53.44% (+29.89%)
  12/17/2007 Liberal Democrat Party Leader Won 50.62% (+1.23%)
  05/05/2005 UK Parliament - Sheffield Hallam Won 51.23% (+21.48%)
  06/10/1999 UK European Parliament - East Midlands Seat Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  05/06/2010 UK Prime Minister Lost 0.00% (-56.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UK House of Commons - Home Affairs Select Committee - Oct 19, 2016 LD Chuka Umunna
UK EU Membership Referendum - Jun 23, 2016 YES Remain
UK Alternative Vote Referendum - May 05, 2011 YES Yes
UK Parliament - Northern Ireland - May 06, 2010 APNI Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
UK Parliament - East Belfast - May 06, 2010 APNI Naomi Long
UK Prime Minister - May 06, 2010 CON David Cameron
Liberal Democrat Party Leader - First Round - Mar 02, 2006 LD Menzies "Ming" Campbell