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8 May 2015updated 25 Jul 2021 6:31am

Nick Clegg holds Sheffield Hallam, but hints at resignation as Lib Dem leader

"Grateful and humbled."

By Anoosh Chakelian

Nick Clegg has held his constituency, Sheffield Hallam.

After a few recent polls suggested the Deputy Prime Minister could lose his seat to the Labour candidate, Oliver Coppard, he has held on by 2,353 votes.

Clegg won 22,215, and Coppard 19,862.

He said he was “grateful and humbled” about being voted back in.

However, he gave less of a victory speech and more of a hint at his future resignation, calling tonight a “cruel and punishing night” for the Liberal Democrats, saying he will be “seeking to make further remarks” about the implications of this election for his party, “and my position in the Liberal Democrats”.

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