BELEAGUERED Nick Clegg, who is facing calls to quit after a disastrous election, has been told he should 'reflect' on the decision by Liberal Democrats in Gloucester.
Rebel MPs and grassroot Lib Dems are calling on the Deputy Prime Minister to resign after his party was annihilated in the European elections, with just one of its 11 seats in tact. It also faced massive losses in the local elections nationwide.
Gloucester city councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said Nick Clegg’s future was ‘a decision for Nick Clegg himself’. Asked whether he thought Mr Clegg should stay or go, he said: “I am not going to comment on it.”
Mr Hilton added: “Nick Clegg has had a very tough job as Deputy Prime Minister. There are a lot of good things that we have achieved in Government that we should be proud of.
“I haven’t spoken to any grassroot Lib Dems about the future of Nick Clegg. It is really a matter for him to reflect on himself.”