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Clegg thanks 'wonderful' petition protesters in Westminster

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Nick Clegg has thanked an impromptu crowd of hundreds of protesters for their petition calling for electoral reform and urged them to continue with their campaign.

The protesters gathered in Smith Square where the Lib Dem leader was holding power-sharing talks with members of his party.

Mr Clegg said it was "absolutely wonderful" they were taking their argument for reform to the streets and added that he genuinely believed it was now in the national interest to usher in "new politics".

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