Nick Clegg "relishes" opportunity to take part in televised debate

September 2, 2009 2:05 PM
Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Brentwood & Ongar Lib Dems are delighted, but not in the least surprised, to hear that Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has welcomed the opportunity to join a live TV debate with other party leaders.

Earlier this year, Nick Clegg wrote in The Independent, saying:

"It would be an opportunity for transparency, to reinvigorate political debate, and to put party manifestos and leaders up against one another in a fair competition.

"It would be the voters' opportunity to see the leaders competing to be Prime Minister promoting their policies and answering difficult questions about how they'd change the country."

Cllr Karen Chilvers, Chair of Brentwood & Ongar Liberal Democrats said:

"Nick Clegg has let his party members know that he is delighted to have this opportunity to talk about Liberal Democrat policies in such a public forum. The Liberal Democrats have led the way in calling for reform of our political system and this is an exciting new step for the Liberal Democrats."

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is still to confirm his attendance.

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