Nick Clegg to be considered for knighthood

Written by Nicholas Mairs on 26 December 2017 in News

Former Deputy Prime Minister is reportedly to be given the honour in recognition of his time in office from 2010 to 2015

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Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is reportedly among the figures being considered for a knighthood in the New Year honours list.

The former Deputy Prime Minister is to be given the honour in recognition of his time in office from 2010 to 2015, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Clegg, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat in June’s election, would join senior party figures including current leader Vince Cable and former coalition government minister Ed Davey in receiving the title of ‘Sir’.

Senior Lib Dem sources told the Daily Mail that the former MP was in line for the honour.

Since leaving Westminster, he has remained an active and ardent opponent of Britain leaving the EU and recently wrote a book titled: “How to stop Brexit”.

Clegg has also called for a second referendum on the issue, asking voters to decide whether to accept the government’s final deal before quitting the bloc.

A Liberal Democrat spokesman told the paper: "We don’t comment on any honours list speculation."

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