Lib Dem peer denies plot to replace Clegg with Cable

Lord Oakeshott has emphatically denied Michael Gove's claim that he is leading a campaign to dethrone Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader and replace him with Vince Cable.

The peer is a close ally of Mr Cable, and has called for Mr Clegg to be replaced before, but has denied a fresh plot is under way.


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Lib Dems deny 'leadership plot'

The Liberal Democrats have denied claims from senior Conservatives that Nick Clegg opposed Tory childcare reforms in an attempt to fight off a campaign to oust him as party leader and install Vince Cable.