The Right Honourable Sir N.W.P. (Nick) Clegg

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The Right Honourable Sir Nick Clegg (1967) is the former leader of the Liberal Democrats and served as Deputy Prime Minister in Britain's first post-war coalition government under David Cameron. Under Clegg's leadership the LibDems performed both exceptionally well and very poorly in the general elections. Before entering the national political scene, Clegg was a member of the European Parliament.

Clegg wrote and co-authored many pamphlets and books. A recurring central theme is his work is that people ought to be enabled to make their own decisions and to trust in each individual's abilities. Clegg positioned the LibDems as 'radically centrist'.



Personal data

Name and surname

Nicholas Clegg

Date of birth

7 January 1967 (Amersham)


United Kingdom



Anthropology and archeology, Robinson College Cambridge

University of Minnesota (master)

College of Europe (master)


Political affiliation


Liberal Democrats


Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe



  • lobbyist, GJW Government Relations Ltd, from 1992 to 1993
  • journalist, Financial Times, from 1993 to 1994
  • civil servant (including serving as a member of cabinet to Commissioner Leon Brittan), Europese Commission, from 1994 to 1999
  • member of the Europees Parlement, from 1999 to 2004
  • partner, GPlus, 2004
  • member (and party leader from 2007 to 2015) of the House of Commons, from 2005 to 2017
  • vice-prime minister in the Cameron administration, from 2010 to 2015
  • founder of Open Reason, 2017 onwards