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British Prime Minister Joined by Deputy at News Conference

Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, was joined by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, at a news conference two years after the two parties joined to form a coalition government.

The two leaders toured a tractor factory and then spoke to factory workers and the press about the British economy.

Questions included the state of the economy, the ongoing phone hacking inquiry and the recent local elections. Reporters also inquired about the recent elections in France and the current state of the British farming industry.

The joint event for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Party leaders comes as Liberal Democrats saw significant losses in local elections recently possibly spelling trouble ahead for the coalition government.  The opening of Parliament and the Queen’s speech outlining the coalition’s goals for the year takes place on Wednesday.


Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:24am (ET)

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