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Make Nick Clegg a Peer

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Regardless of your party affiliation, you cannot ignore the fact that Nick Clegg has been a fantastic MP over the years. He's charismatic, effervescent and intelligent, characteristics which are all too lacking in the modern day politician. To see Clegg dissapear from parliament would be a disaster. By making him a Peer in the House of Lords he will remain politically active and have opportunities to improve our society. Whilst it is somewhat ironic that Nick, who campaigned for an elected Lords, should be appointed a Peer, it is the only way to keep this special character in our political system. Despite being marginalised in a tough coalition for the Lib Dems, Clegg has always fought for a fairer society, he was influential in the legalisation of gay marriage and bringing issues such as the voting age to the top of the political agenda. In an era where parliament is dominated by both sides of the political spectrum he represents a thoughtful and considerate centre ground that must not lose meaningful representation.

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