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Lib Dem leader visits Essex

The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is on a visit to Colchester in Essex Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is in Colchester to mark the 175th anniversary of a family hardware business.

Kent Blaxill has branches in Ipswich, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Braintree, Woodbridge and Frinton as well as Colchester.

The Liberal Democrats have four MPs in the Anglia region and the longest serving, Sir Bob Russell, won the Colchester seat in 1997.