Clegg has a chance to prove the Lib Dems won't be wiped out in 2015 and Cameron a chance to show how the Tories could win a majority.
Party activists are tired of being told that there is such a paucity of Lib Dem talent that the former Energy Secretary leaves a vacuum behind him.
Lib Dem activists point out that the party has gained seats in recent local elections.
Former Lib Dem Energy Secretary announces that he will resign his Eastleigh seat after changing his plea to guilty following the opening of his trial.
Clegg's party has gained little beyond the privileges of power and lost much from coalition government.
Most of Labour's shadow ministers think another hung parliament the likeliest outcome of the next election.
Labour and the Lib Dems must support a bill that restores the right of all citizens to comprehensive care.
The likely defeat of the boundary changes by Labour and the Lib Dems means the Tories will need a lead of seven points to win a majority in 2015.
German Chancellor told Cameron before the 2010 general election: "The little party always gets smashed!"
Charles Kennedy, Sarah Teather and seven others vote against bill capping benefit increases at 1 per cent for each of the next three years.