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Last Updated: Thursday May 13 2010 12:00 GMT

Newsround's guide to Nick Clegg

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg

He's our new deputy prime minister, but how much do you really know about Nick Clegg?

This cut-out-and-keep Newsround guide should help!


• Nick Clegg is the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, and even though they didn't get many votes in the general election, he gets to be deputy prime minister because he's working together with prime minister David Cameron.

• He's 43 and can speak five languages.

• Nick has three sons and splits his time between his homes in Sheffield and London, where his kids go to school.

• He's married to a Spanish lawyer called Miriam.

• Nick went to school a stone's throw from Parliament in Westminster, and he went to Cambridge University.

• He became leader of the Lib Dems in 2007.

• Nick likes Prince and David Bowie, and reckons he's rubbish at karaoke!

• He said if he had to be on any reality TV show he'd be on Come Dine With Me, where people have to cook for strangers in their home.

• When Nick was at school his favourite activities were tennis - he captained the school team - and acting.