Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg addressing the conference
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Nick Clegg: 'Liberal Democrats are a party of change'

The Liberal Democrats are no longer a party of protest but are instead a party of government, leader Nick Clegg has told their spring conference in Brighton.

In his speech, he said that the party's success in holding Eastleigh in a recent by-election meant it had a future in government.

The Lib Dem leader said the party had retained its distinct identity, despite being in coalition with the Conservatives.

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