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Multi-million pound growth deal signed for Swindon

Nick Clegg signs multi-million pound contract in Swindon Credit: ITV West Country

The Deputy Prime Minister has been in Swindon to sign a contract that will bring up to one thousand five hundred jobs to the area.

The growth deal will mean more than £129 million investment in the region. It will see 2000 homes being built by 2021. The plan also include new transport schemes and a science park at Porton Down.

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Nick Clegg hints A303 improvements could come soon

Nick Clegg discusses improvements to the A303 at a meeting in Ilminster Credit: ITV News

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been discussing proposals to improve the A303 to the West country at a meeting with business leaders and councillors in Somerset.

He gave strong hints that money for the scheme would be announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement next month.

I am absolutely determined that we should finally fix this. We haven't crossed the T's and dotted the I's yet on the announcement that will be made in the Autumn Statement in early December but, how can I put it, if there isn't an announcement to improve the A303 in the Autumn Statement, I'll come down here and start tarmacking it myself!

– Nick Clegg, Deputy PM

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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