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Nick Clegg Meets… Bradford
6 January, 2010, 11:37 am
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Nick Clegg Meets… Bradford

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Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats will visit Bradford for the latest in his Nick Meets… public meetings across the UK. You have the chance to ask ‘any questions’ in this open invitation forum.

At Nick Meets… Bradford, Nick is keen to discuss his plans to rebuild the economy and fix our broken politics. This said, he would really like to hear your views and your questions.

Where

Karmand Community Centre Barkerend Road Bradford BD3 9EP

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When

21st January 2010, 18.30 (Doors Open 18.00)

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Nick Clegg Meets… Hawick
5 January, 2010, 5:52 pm
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Nick Clegg Meets… Hawick

About

Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats will visit Hawick for the latest in his Nick Meets… public meetings across the UK. You have the chance to ask ‘any questions’ in this open invitation forum.

At Nick Meets… Hawick, Nick and Michael Moore, MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk are keen to discuss his plans to rebuild the economy and fix our broken politics. This said, he would really like to hear your views and your questions.

Where

Heart of Hawick Theatre, Upstairs from Beanscene, Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE

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When

15th January 2010, 18.30 (Doors Open 18.00)

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Liberal Democrat 2009 Autumn Conference in Bournemouth
18 September, 2009, 8:38 am
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Conference 2009

Bournemouth 2009 will be one of our most important Conferences ever.

This is the last autumn Conference before a general election. With Labour finished and much of the country still unconvinced that Cameron’s Conservatives offer anything better, this is an extremely exciting time for our party.

The ideas we agree in Bournemouth will shape the choices we offer voters at the next General Election. I’m proud that we are the only mainstream political party that has its policies decided by its members.

We’re here to debate the things people really need – like tax cuts for people on low and middle incomes paid for by closing loopholes for the wealthy; like creating green jobs to help the economy recover and make our environment more sustainable; and like making sure every child gets the best chance in life.

It’s our duty both to set our vision for a better, different future and to explain to the British people the tough choices a Liberal Democrat government would take. Labour won’t be honest about their plans. The Conservatives simply refuse to spell out what they will do. But the Liberal Democrats will. Over the last few years we’ve been ahead of the curve on every major event in British politics – not least of all on the collapse of the banks, with Vince taking the lead in exposing government failure.

From overhauling MPs’ expenses, to giving all Gurkha soldiers the right to stay in the UK, to calling for ID cards to be scrapped, we’ve led the way on the issues that matter. Now is our chance to capitalise on that momentum and outline our vision for a fairer, greener and stronger Britain.

At the heart of that vision is the simple idea that it’s time for something different. Ours is a voice for a different politics, where votes are fair, decisions are transparent, influence can’t be bought and governments are held to account. And it’s a voice for a different way of managing the economy, based on honesty about what the country can afford, new regulation to stop the banks from ever gambling us into recession again, and green investment to create jobs.

Now that the established orders in both politics and economics are crashing down, we have a golden opportunity to win support for the fundamental change that our country needs.

You won’t hear the other two parties making the same commitments. They can’t, they’re part of the status quo; not part of the solution but part of the problem.

It’s because of our principles – fairness, freedom, trust in people, protecting the environment – that we can offer people the hope for a different future, even in the very tough economic times that are to come.

With Labour finished and the Conservatives still more spin than substance, the Liberal Democrats will continue to speak out for what’s right, because no other party can.

See you all in Bournemouth!

Nick Clegg MP
Leader of the Liberal Democrats

You can follow Conference: Here

My website NickClegg.com is also covering my Conference: Here

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Nick Clegg Meets… Luton
24 July, 2009, 1:00 pm
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Nick Clegg Meets… Luton

24th July 2009, Public Meeting

Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats met Luton residents for the latest of his Nick Meets… public meeting tour of the UK. Taking any questions from an open-invitation audience.

The questions from the event ranged from the closure of post offices, through to social networking. Clips of the questions as well as a podcast of the full event (audio) can be found below.

Audio of the Event

Nick Clegg Meets Luton 1:18:07 – 56.6mb (Here)

Photos of the Event

Video of Answers

The questions:

  1. UK Manufacturing (Video)
  2. Post Office Privatisation (Video)
  3. Copenhagen & Climate Change (Video)
  4. Proportional Representation (Video)
  5. Social Mobility, Universities & Tuition Fees (Video)
  6. Why vote Liberal Democrat?
  7. How do the Liberal Democrats differ from other parties?
  8. Cuts & the Liberal Democrats (Video – All 3 questions above)
  9. Social Networking and campaigning (Video)
  10. MP’s salaries (Video)
  11. The FSA and bankers (Video)
  12. Europe and Anti-Europeans (Video)
  13. Apprenticeships (Video)
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Nick Meets… Walthamstow
17 July, 2009, 12:41 pm
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Nick Meets… Walthamstow Public Meeting

17th July 2009

Mission Grove School, Walthamstow

16th July 2009, 6.30pm

Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats took any questions at Nick Meets… Walthamstow, the latest of his tour of the UK holding public meetings. An audience of over 100 people posed quick fire questions for 1hr 30mins on any subject.

The dominant theme was foreign policy with questions on subjects ranging from Afghanistan, Palestine and Sri Lanka. In addition to this nuclear energy, the green party, BNP and UK manufacturing took centre stage. A selection of audio clips of Nick’s answers to some of the key questions can be found by following the links (they open in YouTube).

Audio Clips

Nick on the UK Manufacturing Industry (Here)

Nick on voting for the Liberal Democrats vs the Green Party (Here)

Nick on Hamas (Here)

Nick on targeting the working class (Here)

Nick on green energy and nuclear energy (Here)

Nick on European defence (Here)

Photos of the Event

Nick will be heading to Luton for Nick Meets… Luton on the 23rd July 2009 at 6.30pm all are welcome. To book a free ticket visit: Here

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Nick Clegg at Glastonbury Festival
29 June, 2009, 1:13 pm
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Nick Clegg Visits Glastonbury Speakers Forum

29th June 2009

Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats yesterday visited Glastonbury Festival. After meeting Michael Eavis on the campaign trail last year, Nick was asked to speak at the Speakers Forum in the Green Futures Field about the importance of the environment and changing politics. He is the first leader of a major party to speak at Glastonbury.

Nick has held Q&A meetings, where anyone can attend and ask any question, since becoming leader in 2007 and invited festival-goers to quiz him at the Speakers Forum in the Green Futures Field at 14.00.

He then toured the site with John Sauven the Greenpeace UK Executive Director visiting the WaterAid, Oxfam and Greenpeace areas speaking to festival goers and staff.

Want to attend a Q & A session with Nick? Find out more about ‘Nick Meets…’ his UK tour of open invitation public meetings. Visit the site: Here

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19 June, 2009, 8:31 am
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Nick Meets… Norwich Public Meeting

norwichNick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats last night took any questions from an audience of over 120 guests in an open invitation event: Nick Meets… Norwich

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