Nicholas William Peter Clegg (born 7th January 1967) was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 to May 2015. He is the MP for Sheffield Hallam and a member of the Privy Council. He was the leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015. Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister as part of a coalition government with the Conservative Party.
Clegg has been a member of the House of Commons since 2005, and served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2004. Clegg made a written contribution to the 2004 Orange Book which sought to move the Liberal Democrats away from social democracy and more towards free market liberalism.