Nick Clegg's hopes for local elections

Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg Credit: Reuters

Nick Clegg has signalled that he expects the Liberal Democrats to avoid another bloodbath in this week's local council elections.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he believed the mood in the country had changed since last year's elections when his party lost 800 councillors.

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Local elections 2012

Voters across the UK are set take part in local council and mayoral elections.