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Nick Clegg: Labour left the coalition with no money

Nick Clegg has launched the Liberal Democrats' English local elections campaign, which he admitted will be "tough" for his party.

He said the Lib Dems were "delivering for ordinary people", citing increases in the tax threshold and state pension.

But he acknowledged they were also "doing controversial things" in government to tackle the UK's deficit.

In last year's local elections the party lost control of nine of their 19 councils and 778 councillors.

  • 03 Apr 2012