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Lib Dems change their name after Joey Essex gaffe

The Liberal Democrats have undergone a name change and added a cat logo instead of a bird following an exchange between leader Nick Clegg and TOWIE star Joey Essex, who thought the party was called 'Democats'.

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship was the first to break the news:

Mr Clegg also tweeted a selfie with the star and said it was "really nice" to meet him.

Joey Essex 'thought it was the Liberal Democats'

TOWIE star Joey Essex has admitted he thought Nick Clegg's party was called the "Liberal Democats".

While interviewing Clegg for at his party's mental health policy launch, Essex inquired, "Why are you called Liberal Democrats?" because he was confused about the party's name.

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He also labelled Clegg's five-year stint as Deputy Prime Minister as "sick" and praised him for being a "nice bloke" ... even if Essex had thought he was meeting "Mr Legg".

Essex was interviewing Clegg for his ITV show Educating Joey Essex.

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