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Clegg insists Cable 'was not aware' of Oakeshott poll

Nick Clegg has insisted Vince Cable was not involved in a failed attempt to oust him as Liberal Democrat leader. During his regular Call Clegg show on LBC he said: "He was absolutely not aware of polls elsewhere."

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Lib Dem candidates 'call on Clegg to resign'

Nick Clegg is facing pressure after results in local elections. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates have called for the resignation of party leader Nick Clegg following the party's showing in the local elections, according to the BBC.

Jackie Porter and Ros Kayes, who are hoping to become MPs for Winchester and West Dorset respectively, and both told the broadcaster it was time for Mr Clegg to go.

"We have to make decisions to save the party not the person," Ms Porter said.

The Liberal Democrats lost more than 300 councillors in the council vote, but Mr Clegg said he would not be resigning.

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