Nick Clegg is new leader of UK Liberal Democrat party
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Clegg congratulated Vincent Cable on his performance as acting leader of the Liberal Democrats, which he took after the resignation of Menzies Camp
He beat Chris Huhne in the party's election, although the number of votes was very close - Nick Clegg had just 511 more votes than Huhne.
During his acceptance speech he said "I want the Liberal Democrats to be the future of politics," and that he hoped his leadership of the Liberal Democrats would be about ambition and change. He also acknowledged that it was a close contest. His acceptance speech took place in a central London hotel.
Clegg in the Liberal Democrats
Before Clegg became a Member of the UK parliament, he had a variety of different roles on the Liberal Democrats, including a Liberal Democrat as the European Member of Parliament for the East Midlands.
He was also made the spokesman for Trade and Industry for the European Liberal Democrats and Reform group as well as campaigning to end illegal logging.
He became a Member of Parliament (for Sheffield Hallam)in the UK General Election in May 2005 after quitting his job as an MEP in 2002.
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