The Rt Hon Nick Clegg

Biography

Nick Clegg served as Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Privy Council from May 2010 to May 2015. He was elected the Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005.

Education

Nick did his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and holds postgraduate qualifications from the University of Minnesota and the College of Europe in Bruges.

Political career

Nick was elected MEP for the East Midlands in 1999, and was Trade and Industry spokesman for the European Liberal Democrat and Reform group until he stood down in 2004.

He was elected as MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005, and served as Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Europe and Shadow Home Secretary before becoming Leader of the Liberal Democrats in 2007.

Career outside politics

Before being elected, Nick spent some time working in journalism, consultancy and university lecturing. He also worked for 5 years at the European Commission, where his role included managing aid projects in Central Asia and trade negotiations with China and Russia.

Personal life

Nick Clegg was born in Buckinghamshire in 1967. He is married to Miriam González Durántez. They have 3 sons.

Previous roles in government

  1. Lord President of the Council
  2. Deputy Prime Minister

Announcements

  1. 2010 to 2015 government policy: social mobility
  2. 2010 to 2015 government policy: City Deals and Growth Deals
  3. VE Day 70th anniversary: Nick Clegg message
  4. Royal baby May 2015: Nick Clegg message
  5. Easter 2015: Nick Clegg message
  6. Passover 2015: Nick Clegg message
  7. Northern destinations join forces to woo international tourists
  8. Priority actions to improve social mobility in the civil service
  9. Special Olympics GB race to World Games with £2 million funding
  10. Pupil Premium Awards 2015 winners congratulated