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Nick Clegg on the coalition: 'A deal is a deal'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the coalition will continue and that the House of Lords "quite obviously has to have democracy at its heart".

His comments came the day after the coalition suffered its biggest rebellion since it came to power after 91 Conservative MPs opposed plans for a mainly elected House of Lords.

Mr Clegg said the coalition is "like a contract" and that "a deal is a deal".

Despite the rebellion the government still won the vote on the principle of its proposed reforms to Parliament with a majority of 338.