Clegg hospital visit overwhelmed by angry protesters

At an organised photo call in Carshalton Nick Clegg was expecting to be greeted by supporters outside St Helier Hospital, however the crowd was overwhelmed by protesters.

The Liberal Democrat leader's words were almost drowned out by shouting, some protesters said he had failed the NHS, others were protesting about a local waste and incinerator plants.

After addressing activists alongside Carshalton and Wallington candidate Tom Brake, Mr Clegg departed in his official car less than five minutes after arriving.

Among the Lib Dem placard-waving activists were signs branding the party "environmental vandals" and claiming that the Tories and Mr Clegg's party were "two sides of the same coin".