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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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Shirley Williams: Clegg 'certainly considered' quitting

Baroness Shirley Williams told Channel 4 News she believed Nick Clegg had considered resigning in the wake of results but was talked out of it - despite his insistence he had not considered walking away from his post.

She said:

I don't think he decided to do it but he certainly considered it.

But he rejected it on the grounds that it would do the party no good at all.

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