Nick Clegg the Biography by Chris Bowers

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In early April 2010 Nick Clegg was fighting for recognition, even as the young, fresh and personable leader of Britain’s third political party. Two weeks later he was the focus of ‘Cleggmania’ and his popularity was compared with Churchill’s. Four weeks after that he became the second most important figure in the government – but within a year he was ridiculed and reviled as popular hopes turned to disappointment. But who is Nick Clegg? What has made him the man he is today? By what route did he enjoy one of the most spectacular rises – and falls – in British politics? This fully revised and updated edition of Chris Bowers’ acclaimed biography contains an analysis of the first years of coalition government, and tells us what we can expect of the Deputy Prime Minister as the next general election approaches. With a lightness of touch that captures the spirit of the unstuffy Lib Dem leader, and with the benefit of access to Clegg himself and the many people who have shaped and worked with him, Bowers presents a sensitive, critical and above all insightful portrait of one of the leading political figures of our age.
 

About Chris Bowers

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Chris Bowers is a freelance writer and broadcaster who has been reporting on the global tennis tour since 1992. He commentates for the European television sports channel Eurosport and for BBC radio, and writes regularly for The Times, The Observer, and various magazines and websites.
 
Published September 26, 2012 by Biteback Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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In 2010, though the policy had been revised, Clegg and nearly every other Lib Dem candidate signed a pledge undertaking not to support higher fees.

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They are a strange and hectic breed, the political books rushed out within months of any election or leadership contest.

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Chris Bowers, a sports journalist and Liberal Democrat .

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London School of Economics

In early April 2010, Nick Clegg was fighting for recognition, even as the young, fresh and personable leader of Britain s third political party.

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