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Lib Dem leader Clegg has new son

Liberal democrat leader Nick Clegg shows off his new son

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's wife Miriam has given birth to a son Miguel - their third child.

The younger brother for Antonio, seven, and Alberto, four, was born at Kingston Hospital on Sunday. Mother and son are both said to be doing well.

Mr Clegg, 42, who is MP for Sheffield Hallam, became leader of the UK's third largest party in December 2007.

He has said he will take paternity leave, with his deputy Vince Cable to fill in at prime minister's questions.

Mr Clegg's wife - Miriam Gonzalez Durantez - is a former Middle East expert at the foreign office, whose father was a conservative senator in the Spanish parliament.

The couple, who met while studying at the College of Europe in Bruges, live in south west London.

When Antonio was born Mr Clegg took a long period of paternity leave so that she could return to work first.

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