Nicholas William Peter Clegg (born 7 January 1967) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Lord President of the Council from 2010 to 2015 in the Cameron–Clegg coalition. Clegg was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Hallam from 2005 to 2017 and was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015.
Clegg was educated at the University of Cambridge, the University of Minnesota, and the College of Europe, before becoming a journalist for the Financial Times and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). In 2007 he was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats, leading his party into a coalition government with the Conservative Party in 2010. In 2015, he resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats following that year's general election at which his party was decimated and lost 49 MPs, falling from 57 MPs to eight, although he retained his own seat. He subsequently lost his seat in the 2017 general election.
Clegg is fluent in five languages: English, German, Spanish, French, and Dutch.