Read about Nick Clegg, Member of Parliament 2005-17, leader of the Liberal Democrats 2007-15 and Deputy Prime Minister 2010-15.

After serving as a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament, Clegg was elected as Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam in 2005. He succeeded Richard Allan, who had first gained the seat for the party in 1997.

Nick Clegg then held this seat until being defeated in the 2017 general election. Following that defeat, he retired from British politics.

He wrote about his experiences in office in his book, Politics – The Art of the Possible in an Age of Unreason.