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Senior Bristol Lib Dem calls for Nick Clegg to resign

A senior Liberal Democrat in Bristol has joined calls for party leader Nick Clegg to resign.

Steve Comer, who ran the party's council election campaign, compared Mr Clegg to a football manager who would be sacked after a series of bad results.

The Lib Dems lost their only Euro-MP in the region, as well as seven council seats in Bristol - one of them to UKIP. Today however Mr Clegg was still insisting he wouldn't resign. You can watch Bob Constantine's report below.

Senior Bristol Lib Dem joins calls for Clegg to go

A senior Liberal Democrat in Bristol has joined calls for Nick Clegg to step down as party leader in the wake of last week's disastrous council and European elections.

The Lib Dems lost their only Euro-MP in the region as well as seven seats in Bristol, one of them to UKIP.

The man in charge of the party's campaign in the city, Steve Comer, says he's signed an activists' petition calling for Mr Clegg to go:-

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Deputy Prime Minister at ITV Westcountry

Presenters Ian Axton and Kylie Pentelow greet Nick Clegg Credit: ITV News West Country

The Deputy Prime Minister arrived at ITV Westcountry studios this afternoon to discuss his party's prospects ahead of the European elections. It follows a poll that shows just six per cent of voters in the region are prepared to vote Liberal Democrat, with UKIP on 44 per cent.

Watch the full interview on ITV Westcountry Tonight at 6pm.

In the hot seat: Nick Clegg prepares to be quizzed Credit: ITV News West Country
Nick Cleggs warms up for his interview with some table tennis Credit: ITV News West Country

Before his interview the Deputy Prime Minister found a few minutes for some table tennis in the games room at ITV Westcountry.

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Nick Clegg answers ITV West Country viewers

The leader of the liberal democrats, Nick Clegg has told ITV West Country that his party IS playing a key role in the coalition Government.

He was responding to claims from ITV West Country viewers that the party are junior partners to the Conservatives, with little influence.

The comments came in an interview Mr Clegg gave to political correspondent Bob Constantine at the party's annual conference in Glasgow.

Nick Clegg visits Airbus

Nick Clegg will meet staff at the Airbus site in Filton.
Nick Clegg will meet staff at the Airbus site in Filton. Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire

Nick Clegg will visit Bristol today to announce new investment in the aerospace industry.

The Deputy Prime Minister will be given a tour of the Airbus site in Filton and host a discussion with workers from across the aerospace sector.

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